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Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  5 May 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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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Funniest Movie EVER!
5 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was definitely the funniest movie I have ever seen. I laughed until I cried.

Now, this movie wasn't meant to be funny, but the special effects were so awful, and the acting so atrocious, you can't help but think this movie is hilarious.

Not to mention how cliché this movie becomes. You can see everything coming. There were some great one-liners as well, such as "Is your beer getting warm?" Pure genius.

The premise of the movie is extremely funny as well, and if you're looking for a good laugh at a bad movie, this is the ultimate movie for it.

10/10.


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