Before the movie stars arrived union electricians, and carpenters went to work on building a set at the port of Anchorage. The local stage hand union had to recruit new members as they had to much work.
The film is aboot whales that lingered to long in the north and became trapped in the ice.
Drew Barrymore, plays an over the top green-peacer, and the movie makes some cute pro environmental statements.
The film stays fairly accurate to the actual event, and the out-takes at the end shows what actually happened to people actually involved in the whale rescue
I give The Big Miracle a two-tour pack rating.