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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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Frank Brisick
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Marlan Clark (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs)
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Stanley Schiff
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Dr. Agamo
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Jules Benard
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Chick (as Lance Wilson White)
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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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During the big wave sequence, the tsunami breaks *after* it has already come ashore in one shot. See more »

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Version of Killer Wave (2007) See more »

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pretty bad all over
7 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

My TV magazine announced this movie as having nice special effects. Where the heck did they get that idea?! The CGI waves never looked remotely real because they did not integrate with their surroundings. Scenes such as people in a boat on the sea were so obviously shot in a studio as I last saw them in 50's movies.

Add to that an implausible plot (though the basic premise was OK), cardboard characters, pseudoscientific gobbledygook that makes even the layperson's hair stand on end, and wooden acting especially be the supporting cast, and you have "Tidal Wave". Even disaster fetishists expect something better!

On the plus side, the female lead, Julianne Phillips, is nice to look at (I was surprised to learn she is Bruce Springsteen's ex-wife), and both she and Corbin Bernsen do their best, but this movie cannot be saved. 3 out of 10.


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