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Thirst (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  25 October 1998 (USA)
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A chemical engineer, who recently moved to town, struggles to find a way to kill a deadly new variant of Cryptosporidium that has infiltrated the town's water supply, causing people who drink it to die of thirst.

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Bob Miller
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Susan Miller
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Dr. Lawrence Carver
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Lou Wolford
Phyllis Lyons ...
Allison
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Andy
Jimmy Galeota ...
Bobby Jr.
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Mayor Harold Warren
Viola Kates Stimpson ...
Mrs. Bell
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Dr. Kennedy
Nancy Bell ...
Mary Devane
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Governor
William Forward ...
Paul Davis
Jeanne Hartman ...
Mrs. Carter
Thomas Mills ...
Fire Chief
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A chemical engineer, who recently moved to town, struggles to find a way to kill a deadly new variant of Cryptosporidium that has infiltrated the town's water supply, causing people who drink it to die of thirst.

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Entertaining but not extraordinary
15 October 2002 | by (Aarhus, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This disaster movie is not like other disaster movies. Other disaster movies tend to follow a very rigid structure and not stray from it.

First we meet the primary characters and we get to know them through scenes of "everyday life".

Then the secondary characters whose "lives will be changed forever" are introduced.

Lastly the "enemy" is introduced. Mostly in the form of the mighty bureaucrat who won't evacuate the city or close the beaches or whatever.

This movie introduces one secondary character and uses tertiary characters for all the "unwashed masses" who are just supposed to die anyway. This enables the movie to concentrate on the efforts of the hero(es) to fix the situation and not have to show a lot of pointless drivel about dogs trapped in rain pipes and children being caught under buses.

Plus, the characters are actually well drawn and the story is somewhat believable.

I was entertained for an hour and a half and that's really the point, right?


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