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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 

A devastating earthquake hits New York City, with survivors left fighting for their lives amongst the ruins.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 Evie Lincoln 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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 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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 Joshua Bingham 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
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 Choreographer 2 episodes, 1999
Marrett Green ...
 Newscaster 2 episodes, 1999
Tony Marr ...
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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 ...
Robert Bruce ...
 Jury Foreman 2 episodes, 1999
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 School Master 2 episodes, 1999
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 Motorman 2 episodes, 1999
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Dave 'Squatch' Ward ...
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Irene Miscisco ...
 Nora Hornstein 2 episodes, 1999
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 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 ...
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 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
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 Radioman 2 episodes, 1999
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 Mayor's Aide #2 2 episodes, 1999
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 Mayor's Aide #3 2 episodes, 1999
Stephen Tibbetts ...
 Messenger 2 episodes, 1999
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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
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 FEMA Tech #4 2 episodes, 1999
Darryl Quon ...
 FEMA Tech #5 2 episodes, 1999
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 Curfew Policeman 2 episodes, 1999
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 Armoury Policeman 2 episodes, 1999
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 FEMA Official 2 episodes, 1999
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 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
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 Lt. Greene 2 episodes, 1999
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 OEM Official 2 episodes, 1999
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Pamela Perry ...
 Diane's Mother 2 episodes, 1999
Brian Arnold ...
 Radio Announcer 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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14 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aftershock: Tremblement de terre à New York  »

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Trivia

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

Mayor Bruce Lincoln: Damn! Everyone thinks their crappola is most important.
Thomas Ahearn: I don't know. Maybe it's unavoidable. You know, we all get caught up in our roles. Renegade Fire Chief versus Big City Boss Mayor. I called you things and I never knew who you were.
Mayor Bruce Lincoln: I believe you called me an opportunistic con artist.
Thomas Ahearn: I regret that now.
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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 »

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

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Boring and dumb
28 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I was VERY disappointed in this film. No, that's not quite true. I didn't have great expectations for this TV movie, but it did not even live up to those meager hopes for a decent disaster flick. The characters, for the most part, were uninteresting and whiny and unsympathetic. The special-effects are not exceptionally good-- no better than most films today. And the story was lacking in excitement and depth.

In addition, the lack of destruction was 1) rather unbelievable, and 2) annoyingly sparse. After an earthquake in a city that is mostly unprepared for such an event, one would think there would be a great deal more devastation. Like ASTEROID, GODZILLA, VOLCANO, and to a lesser extent, DANTE'S PEAK and ARMAGEDDON, AFTERSHOCK has relatively little in the way of physical damage. Now, far be it for me to want total devastation and loss of life, but really, can't we get a little more than a few toppled and cracked old buildings? I realize that special effects are expensive, but to me, the directors and script-writers of these films don't seem to want to make any effort to make a truly "disastrous" film.

(One last point, NY City seems to get picked on a great deal in disaster films: AFTERSHOCK, DEEP IMPACT, ARMAGEDDON, GODZILLA, FAIL SAFE, INDEPENDENCE DAY, and others such as DIE HARD 3, and THE SIEGE.)


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