Kevin of the North: aka “Chilly Dogs” (2001)

A travel agent must complete a 1,000-mile Alaskan dog sled race in order to inherit his grandfather’s fortune, while people hoping to acquire the fortune themselves try to sabotage him every step of the way.

Genre – Comedy

Director(s) – Bob Spiers

Writer(s) – William Osborne

Cast – Skeet Ulrich, Natasha Henstridge and Leslie Nielsen

Blue Rider’s Role – Arranged bridge financing

Distributor(s) – GFT Entertainment, Hilltop Entertaiment, Studio Eight Productions, Universal Studios (DVD)

Release Date – 2001

Synopsis – Kevin Manley (Skeet Ulrich), a travel salesman from L.A., will receive a huge inheritance from his grandfather if he successfully completes Alaska’s Iditirod dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome. In Alaska, he forms a friendship with Bonnie Livengood (Natasha Henstridge), realizing too late that her grandpa was his grandfather’s arch-enemy. Leslie Nielsen plays Thornton, the sneaky lawyer who wants the riches for himself. British comic Rik Mayall plays Kevin’s evil competitor.

Internet Movie Database entry for Kevin of the North