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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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)
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 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)
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 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

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

Goofs

When the first tremor hits the day before the quake, Diane is on the phone with her father. Since the tremor goes unnoticed, the utensils above are moving, but the lantern doesn't move at all. 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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Watch Charlton Heston's EarthQuake (1974) Much Better!!!
29 September 2001 | by (STATEN ISLAND N.Y. USA) – See all my reviews

The disaster films of the 1990's excluding of course " Volcano" (1997 Tommy Lee Jones.) are just downright bad the special effects are horrible and the characters are pathetic. If you are going to make a disaster film you need to make them epic. If you are going to make a movie about an Eartthquake in new York then for god's sake show New York getting destroyed. The Earthquake sequence in this movie leaves you feeling jipped when it is all over with, and then it leaves you with pathetic characters that you don't care much about for the rest of the film. Another major problem with this film and most of the disaster films of the 90's is that there is absolutely no build up what so ever. If you watch the disaster films of the 1970's there was always a feeling for the first twenty minutes or so of those films that something really bad was going to happen, an impending doom that got you more involved in those films. That is certainly not the case nowadays and especially with " Earthquake In New York". If you want to see a good disaster film most definetly watch " The Towering Inferno" or " Earthquake" and if you are interested in a more updated disaster film catch " Volcano" with Tommy Lee Jones that movie truly delivers the goods.


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