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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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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)
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 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)
Donny Lucas ...
 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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Terror is off the Richter scale. 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

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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Boring and dumb
28 December 2000 | by (Evanston, IL) – 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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