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Terror in the Mall (1998)

TV-14 | | Action, Thriller | TV Movie 29 July 1998
A group of people are trapped in a deserted mall during a flood along with an escaped prisoner.

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The Dr. Sheri Maratos
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Chris Maratos
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Suzanne Price
George Anton ...
Tom
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Warden Banks
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David Geha
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Roger Karey
Brian Van Camp ...
Lyle Barnes
Libby Rommel-Shapiro
Yolette Thomas
Priscilla Be
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A disparate group of people is trapped in a shopping plaza during a flood. To make matters worse, one of the folks is an escaped killer, and deadly methane gas is seeping up through the flood waters. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Thriller

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29 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disaster at the Mall  »

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$5,500,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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When the group is breaking into a store, the woman throws a scuba tank to break the glass. The glass in the door breaks before the tank hits it. See more »

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References One Eight Seven (1997) See more »

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I smell Kraft... um, Velveeta.
26 June 2005 | by (Waterbury, Vermont) – See all my reviews

The most this movie has going for it is the cheese-factor. Cheese can be fun, of course, but this verges on intolerable.

Of course a mall in a flood-plain would have a grand opening the day after the big flood. Of course a sport/adventure store would be the ONLY store setting up the night before (enter the assumed "hunky hero," until the twist). Of course a snotty singer would be rehearsing in an empty mall (enter "the bitch"). Of course there would only be one security guard in a multi-million dollar, brand new mall (enter "the bumbling idiot"). And of course a killer would just happen to escape at the same time (enter "the evil doer" turning out to be...). Never mind the crooked architect who has a big secret that will help with the big finale!

It's a brilliant formula for cheese. Not all the acting is horrible, and the movie is good for a laugh. There is no suspense as it is highly predictable. Flashes to the dam, a new mall, and a prison escape? We all know where all of this will end up. Just catch it on Lifetime and don't waste any money if you REALLY want to see this.


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