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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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Edgar Purcell
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Frank Brisick
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Stanley Schiff
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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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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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Bad ending!
21 June 2000 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

The ending could of been better, much better. The special effects were OK. I would not buy this movie at all. It might be good if you just rent it. It might be a good sleeper for some people. NOW, to all the disaster movie people (people who like disaster movies) you might want to see it. I am one of those but the movie was OK.


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