Netflix 'The Ice Road': Date, cast, plot for Liam Neeson thriller

Netflix 'The Ice Road': Date, cast, plot for Liam Neeson thriller
Liam Neeson in 'The Ice Road' (IMDb)

Liam Neeson fans have a special treat in store on Netflix come June 25, with 'The Ice Road', a high-action film, that could quite possibly be one of Neeson's last action roles. Liam Neeson who has announced that he would soon like to retire from action roles plays Mike, a 'big rig' ice road driver who has to make split-second decisions that could mean the difference between ice and life, as he leads an impossible rescue mission to save trapped miners. 


The Liam Neeson starrer was reportedly acquired by Netflix for $18 million and was shot before the pandemic in Winnipeg, Canada. Fans of Neeson's 'Taken' franchise will particularly enjoy 'The Ice Road' it seems. 



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'The Ice Road' stars Liam Neeson (Twitter@NetflixFilm)

Release date

'The Ice Road' begins streaming on Netflix on June 25.

Air time and how to live stream

'The Ice Road' begins streaming on Netflix on June 25 at 3 am EST. You can also watch the movie by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously, costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.



According to a Netflix synopsis, "After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a ‘big-rig’ ice road driver (Liam Neeson) must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners. Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming."


Liam Neeson


Irish actor Liam Neeson's career doesn't need much introduction. Liam Neeson has been nominated for several prestigious awards including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. The role which led to Neeson being taken seriously as an actor, was his role as Oskar Schindler in the iconic 'Schindler's List'. Neeson then went onto star in several big-budget projects such as 'Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace', 'Batman Begins' and of course the highly popular 'Taken' franchise. Neeson has juggled his commercial success with critical success in films such as Martin Scorsese's religious epic 'Silence'.


Liam Neeson stars in 'The Ice Road' (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Lawrence Fishburne

Lawrence Fishburne is an actor, producer and director who has made his mark with several iconic roles such as Morpheus in the 'The Matrix' trilogy and 'The Bowery King' in the 'John Wick' film series. It was however for his brilliant portrayal of Ike Turner in 'What's Love Got to Do With It', that he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Fishburne who has been hailed for his authoritative screen presence is also known for his work in films such as 'Boyz n the Hood', 'The Color Purple' and 'Apocalypse Now'. Most recently Fishburne plays Earl "Pops" Johnson in the ABC sitcom 'Black-ish'.


Laurence Fishburne stars in 'The Ice Road' (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


The trailer of 'The Ice Road' will certainly not leave you cold, as this rescue mission film certainly has a thrill-a-minute factor. It's also a treat to see two icons like Liam Neeson and Lawrence Fishburne sharing screen space with what seems to be interesting camaraderie. 



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