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Writers (WGA):
Wesley Strick (story)
Michael Pavone (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
3 October 1993 (USA) See more »
A rescue team is looking for survivors in a sinking building after a devastating earthquake. | Add synopsis »
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Kris Kristofferson ... Stan Mather

David Newsom ... Cody Mather

Leigh McCloskey ... Frank Mather (as Leigh J. McCloskey)

Frank McRae ... Hugh

Gary Graham ... Jack

Caitlin Dulany ... Claudia

Leslie Ackerman ... Mrs. Gates

Shawn Levy ... Travis

Mitch Pileggi ... Thompson

Barbara Rhoades ... Sarah Mather
Cynthia Allison ... Cynthia Daniel

Camilla Belle ... Jennifer Gates
Mary Betten ... Grandmother

Frank Birney ... Scholar
Sidney Brammer ... Anchorwoman

Larry Carroll ... Anchorman
Noel Conlon ... Captain Hallsy

Michael Ensign ... Ronald Marsh
Nicole Fellows ... Erin Mather

Robert Harvey ... Bureaucrat Jim
George J. Peters ... Card-Playing Man

Directed by
Bradford May 
Writing credits
Wesley Strick (story)

Michael Pavone (teleplay) &
Dave Alan Johnson (teleplay)

Produced by
Ted Kurdyla .... producer
Walter Mirisch .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Eric Van Haren Noman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eric Strand  (as Eric S. Strand)
Ralph E. Winters 
Production Design by
James Allen 
Makeup Department
Douglas Noe .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Dennis T. Benatar .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Kramarchuk .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dan Speca .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jeffrey Kaplan .... sound effects editor
Robb Navrides .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Ted Rae .... visual effects supervisor: miniatures unit
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt double
Brian J. Williams .... stunt double: David Newsom
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack M. Guberman .... best boy electric
Kurt Johnson .... gaffer
Michael P. May .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Jonny Winograd .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Other crew
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor
Sidney Brammer .... production supervisor

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93 min
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Troubleshooters Trapped in Clichés, 10 April 2005
Author: FrankiePaddo from Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Who loves Kristofferson films …..I do. There is no other reason to watch this film.

The premise isn't bad though …. professional rescuers have to tunnel down into a building that has sunken into the earth, after an earthquake, to find survivors. The rest is pure TV pap ( this must have been a busted TV pilot) with every cliché thrown in .... head of the team is separated with an estranged son, son's ex girl is with his brother now... the usual family squabbles against a dramatic backdrop. Although here the family squabbles are underwritten ( just alluded to) while the dramatic backdrop is killed by a small budget and no tension.

Some similarities with the "Hellfighters" where John Wayne plays a firefighter ( which had enough clichés itself) does not help the feeling of deja vu. Mind you although Kris' part is small he steps into the John Wayne shoes fine.

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