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Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997)

When brutal tidal waves suddenly destroy many coastal communities in a short period of time, John Wahl, a nobel prize winner, is brought out of his lazy retirement and back into service as ... See full summary »

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John Wahl
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Jessica Weaver
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Edgar Purcell
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When brutal tidal waves suddenly destroy many coastal communities in a short period of time, John Wahl, a nobel prize winner, is brought out of his lazy retirement and back into service as a consultant. He teams up with a Navy officer to find out the cause of the disaster. But when a ransom of one billion dollars is demanded, Wahl is the government's number one suspect. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Can't swim? Better learn.

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5 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Foniko tsunami  »

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In the climactic ending, a second tsunami is created to "cancel out" the first tsunami. In fact, the two tsunamis will pass through each other and continue on. At the point where the two waves meet, for an instant the height will be the total of the two waves. See more »

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Something is just not natural with a series of tidal waves.
6 August 2005 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This made-for-TV drama is near being a disaster itself. The story line is just not believable enough to get very excited about. The CGI tsunamis look cool, but not fearsome. When destructive tidal waves put the coast of California in harm's way; retired weapons expert and Nobel Prize winner John Wahl(Corbin Bernsen)is suspected of instigating the peril. Oceanographer Jessica Weaver(Julianne Phillips)is about the only one in the scientific community to feel differently and offers to help Wahl prove his innocence.

Bernsen does the best he can; and Phillips is definitely nice to look at. The two are just not enough to make this movie any better than it is. Rounding out the cast are: Harve Presnell, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Gregg Henry, who is so easy to dislike. The surf may be up; but the urge to hit the beach is just not there.


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