While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, an opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicise the incident but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret. Written by
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People who know the meaning of "The China Syndrome" are scared. Soon _you_ will know.
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Producer Michael Douglas
feels that what The China Syndrome
(1979) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(1975) share in common is the classic dramatic situation of man versus institutions. In the case of The China Syndrome
(1979) those institutions are the many-headed monsters of modern media and technological corporations. Douglas said: "It's Man vs. Machinery. Basically, I find I like stories about heroes and, frankly, I think most people do. When I first read 'The China Syndrome', I was knocked out to find a very exciting story in which the leading characters are faced with dramatic choices, decisions that could make them heroic.This is the same plane on which 'Cuckoo's Nest' [One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(1975)] was so involving". Douglas added: "Although we're dealing with complicated and controversial issues, the story is presented in a straightforward fashion, just as in 'Cuckoo's Nest' [One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(1975)] . There were a lot of people who thought Big Nurse [(Louise Fletcher
)] was right, that she was just doing her job. Conclusions belong to the audience, not the filmmakers". See more
When Jack sets down his coffee cup, just after the earthquake, the handle points towards the edge of the counter. In the close up the handle points to the corner. See more
He was not a loony. He was the sanest man I ever knew in my life.
The end credits run in total silence. See more
Somewhere In Between
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