A devastating earthquake hits New York City, with survivors left fighting for their lives amongst the ruins.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Thomas Ahearn (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Dori Thorell (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Mayor Bruce Lincoln (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Evie Lincoln (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Diane Agostini (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Elizabeth Perez (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Nicholai Karvovsky (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Jillian Parnell (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Frank Agostini (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Emily Lincoln (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Bruce Summerlin, Co. 51 (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Clayton (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Joshua Bingham (2 episodes, 1999)
Michal Suchánek ...
 Danny Thorell (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Burt Hornstein (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Sam Thorell (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Nancy Stuart (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Christine Ahearn (2 episodes, 1999)
Paul Raskin ...
 Choreographer (2 episodes, 1999)
Marrett Green ...
 Newscaster (2 episodes, 1999)
Tony Marr ...
 Roberto (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Firefighter at Apartment / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Tony Morelli ...
 Firefighter O'Leary (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Mayor's Aide Joseph (2 episodes, 1999)
Carla Stewart ...
 Judge (2 episodes, 1999)
Robert Bruce ...
 Jury Foreman (2 episodes, 1999)
Robert Thurston ...
 School Master (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Motorman (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Allen (2 episodes, 1999)
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ...
 Anthony (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Linda (2 episodes, 1999)
Irene Miscisco ...
 Nora Hornstein (2 episodes, 1999)
Chantal Strand ...
 Girl in Street / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Madeline Elder ...
 Girl's Mother / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Firefighter Outside Station / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Dana Pemberton ...
 Firefighter in Truck / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Bob Neve ...
 News Chopper Pilot (2 episodes, 1999)
Santo Lombardo ...
 Looter (2 episodes, 1999)
Oscar Goncalves ...
 City Official #1 (2 episodes, 1999)
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 City Official #2 (2 episodes, 1999)
Suzin Schiff ...
 City Official #3 (2 episodes, 1999)
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 City Official #4 (2 episodes, 1999)
John Treleaven ...
 City Official #5 (2 episodes, 1999)
Ted Cole ...
 Radioman (2 episodes, 1999)
Craig Warkentin ...
 Mayor's Aide #2 (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Mayor's Aide #3 (2 episodes, 1999)
Stephen Tibbetts ...
 Messenger (2 episodes, 1999)
Jennifer Clement ...
 Alice (2 episodes, 1999)
John McConnach ...
 Roadblock Soldier (2 episodes, 1999)
Wendy Morrow ...
 Red Cross Worker (2 episodes, 1999)
Tami DeSchutter ...
 Parent at School / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Mark McConchie ...
 School Policeman (2 episodes, 1999)
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 FEMA Leader (2 episodes, 1999)
Mary Ann Skoll ...
 FEMA Tech #1 (2 episodes, 1999)
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 FEMA Tech #2 (2 episodes, 1999)
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 FEMA Tech #3 (2 episodes, 1999)
Jenn Forgie ...
 FEMA Tech #4 (2 episodes, 1999)
Darryl Quon ...
 FEMA Tech #5 (2 episodes, 1999)
Bobby Stewart ...
 Curfew Policeman (2 episodes, 1999)
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 George (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Armoury Policeman (2 episodes, 1999)
Bridget O'Sullivan ...
 Jeanie (2 episodes, 1999)
Noah Heney ...
 Worker with List / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
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 FEMA Official (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Roger (2 episodes, 1999)
Robyn Driscoll ...
 Structural Engineer (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Hazmat Officer (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Paramedic (2 episodes, 1999)
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 FEMA Dog Handler / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Alexandria Mitchell ...
 Child with Dog / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Johnston ...
 Lt. Greene (2 episodes, 1999)
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 OEM Official (2 episodes, 1999)
Deanna Williams ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Man at Grate / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Pamela Perry ...
 Diane's Mother (2 episodes, 1999)
Brian Arnold ...
 Radio Announcer (2 episodes, 1999)
Chopper ...
 Lowrider (2 episodes, 1999)
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Storyline

New York, the city that never sleeps, is trapped in a nightmare of horror and destruction when a massive earthquake rocks the unsuspecting city. Countless lives are lost, families are torn apart, and chaos runs rampant as the mayor and former Fire Chief race to enact a city-wide emergency plan. An incredible story of undying courage in the face of unimaginable human tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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When New York is devastated by an earthquake... heroes are born and hope lives on. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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14 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aftershock: Tremblement de terre à New York  »

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Trivia

Jennifer Garner had her ears pierced for the first time ever especially for her part in this movie, but then allowed them to heal up again once filming was completed. See more »

Goofs

When Danny Thorell regains consciousness and leaves the bathroom stall, he moves a huge chunk cement with his left hand while trying to walk. See more »

Quotes

Clayton: Earthquakes. That's California stuff.
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Crazy Credits

Credits end with this statement: Natural disasters do happen and everyone is at risk. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family by visiting the web site for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. www.fema.gov See more »

Connections

Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #7.32 (1999) See more »

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If there were an award for best film made from a silly premise...
29 April 2007 | by (Houston, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I'd avoided this movie for years. Unlike the writers, I understand the geology under NYC, so I was expecting it to be every bit as bad as "Volcano", based on a similarly silly premise. Finally, last night I needed some mindless entertainment to help me get to sleep so I tuned in.

Yes, the premise is just as silly as it sounds. However, the writers, while technically clueless, did craft one of the best disaster flick scripts I've ever seen. The acting is uniformly excellent, and the direction, after the typically slow disaster flick setup, was taut and effective. The special effects were quite decent for TV - certainly better than most SciFi channel made-for-TV films. Unlike "Volcano", the characters are sympathetic and believable. After the viewer has swallowed the basic premise, everything else goes down well. Altogether a very involving film, which is, after all, the goal of all disaster flicks.

Given a chance, I will watch it again (I missed the first 10 minutes or so). Heartily recommended for disaster flick fans, conditionally recommended for everyone else.


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