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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)

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

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Thomas Ahearn
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Dori Thorell
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Mayor Bruce Lincoln
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Evie Lincoln
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Elizabeth Perez
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Nicholai Karvovsky
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Jillian Parnell (as Erika Eleniak-Goglia)
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Frank Agostini
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Emily Lincoln
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Bruce Summerlin, Co. 51
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Clayton
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Joshua Bingham (as J R Bourne)
Michal Suchánek ...
Danny Thorell (as Michael Suchanek)
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Burt Hornstein
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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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Aftershock: Tremblement de terre à New York  »

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Chuck Scarborough, the author of the novel, is a veteran local news anchorman in New York City. See more »

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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 »

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Dori Thorell: I thought we were having an earthquake.
Danny Thorell: Chill out, Mom. We don't live in L.A. anymore.
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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 »

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In this post-9/11 era this movie is more than eerily prophetic and moving.
20 January 2002 | by (Jerusalem, Israel) – See all my reviews

This movie was shown here (Israel) on the Hallmark channel in Dec 01. As a former New Yorker, and watching it in this post-9/11 era, it was truly eerie, especially since in this film, one of the few sites left standing and untouched was... the Twin Towers.

This movie is based on a novel by one of NY's most familiar faces, former NBC newscaster, and my 'regular' source of info in my NY days, Chuck Scarborough. Perhaps only a real New Yorker could have imagined and foretold such scenes and, knowing the essence of a true New Yorker, written such speeches that eventually proved so prophetic and so amazingly close to reality. Besides the story and text, the scenes and special effects were awesome (even though you *know* looking at them that it's not real).

This will no doubt prove to be the first in many similar disaster films that will be made about NY, be they natural or terrorist, but since this was done three years "before," it makes it more prophecy than mere fiction, and worth seeing.


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