A computer at a nuclear power plant malfunctions and receives erroneous information of a radiation leak. It seals off the compound, trapping the crew inside.

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A computer at a nuclear power plant malfunctions and receives erroneous information of a radiation leak. It seals off the compound, trapping the crew inside.

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18 May 1977 (USA)  »

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realistic film
23 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this on late night TV. Then I taped it to have it in my library. Then, came the china syndrome. A very bloated, big budget bore. Lemmon overacts through out the film. Douglas is reduced to carrying a camera around. The only upside is Fonda in a sweater. Red Alert has two good actors to spearhead the film,Devane and Waite. The premise of the film is realistic. It reminds me sadly of Chernobyl were an accident rapidly becomes a nightmare in a short period of time. If you get the chance watch red alert and judge for yourself. Also, you can think of three mile island. I always question when a good idea for a film becomes 'long in the tooth'. Some times films have to be a certain length to get a story told. In this case it does not.


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