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Tidal Wave (1973)

Nippon chinbotsu (original title)
PG | | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama | May 1975 (USA)
Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the ... See full summary »

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, (uncredited)

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, (novel) (as Sakyô Komatsu) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ambassador Warren Richards
Keiju Kobayashi ...
Dr. Tadokoro (D-1 Project Leader)
Rhonda Leigh Hopkins ...
Fran
Hiroshi Fujioka ...
Onodera Toshio (Submarine Wadatsumi Pilot)
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Prime Minister Yamamoto
Ayumi Ishida ...
Abe Reiko
Shôgo Shimada ...
Watari (Political Fixer)
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Narita
Andrew Hughes ...
Australian Prime Minister
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Japanese Ambassador to Australia
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Prime Minister's Chauffeur
Takeshi Yamamoto
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(US version)
Susan Sennett ...
(US version)
Hideaki Nitani ...
Dr.Nakata (Cognitive Science D-2 Project Leader)
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Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the disappearing Japan. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Earthquakes shattered the nation. Cities become raging firestorms. But the worst is yet to come See more »

Genres:

Thriller | Sci-Fi | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tidal Wave  »

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Runtime:

(extended print)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Another Disaster Movie
18 December 2001 | by (Woodstock,Ct) – See all my reviews

This film is very rarely shown. As one of the biggest fans of the disaster movie genre, I can honestly say that the film is a disappointment. The Japanese version of this film was excellent from what I understand, but the American version that I saw was terrible. Lorne Green was dubbed in for American audiences in 1975 and the movie was retitled Tidal Wave. I believe 1973 is listed on IMD's records. I think you may be incorrect. I have always seen the movie date as 1975 everywhere else. The special effects are worth seeing as some of the acting, but again very disappointing as far as the tidal wave sequences. It is worth watching once if the networks ever air it again. This picture is very rare and almost forgotten.


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