The future of Earth is in question when a strange reaction deep beneath its surface causes a massive rupture in the planet's inner structure.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Goodman
Allison Saunders
Sam Dalton
Alan Morrisey
Rodney Bedecker
Darryl Simmons
Chin Li
Lou Chang
Wayne Lung (as Ken Choi)
Head Engineer
Colonel Sun Po
Phong Li
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The future of Earth is in question when a strange reaction deep beneath its surface causes a massive rupture in the planet's inner structure.

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As the new millenium begins, the end of the world will come from below. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for action violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »


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21 October 2000 (South Korea)  »

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Deep Core 2000  »

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Did You Know?


The display used when Sam, inside the drilling machine, is monitoring the materials in rocks that they are about to drill through, is reused in Epoch: Evolution (2003). Before the "object" in that movie is unlocked and entered, one of the displays used to monitor technical data is exactly the same display used in "Deep Core". See more »


References Battle Beneath the Earth (1967) See more »

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Awful: Predictable and Full of Clichés
30 January 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Brian Goodman (Craig Sheffer) is a scientist specialized in drilling operations. He aborts a dangerous perforation, leaded by Alan Morrisey (Harry Van Gorkun) and Darryl Simmons (James Russo) and destroys the whole project and facilities. A few years later, he is working with his friends Sam Dalton (Bruce McGill) and Rodney Bedecker (Wil Wheaton, from Star Trek), when he detects an abnormal movement of the tectonic plates, provoked by Alan's new enterprise. Brian meets Alan, and together with Allison Saunders (Terry Farrel), a highly graduated scientist from MIT, try to stop the movement of underground layers of Earth. This flick is awful: very predictable and full of clichés. The characters are badly developed, the story is horrible and it does not work. The best part is the ironical dialog of a married couple, asking for information in a road bar. The Brazilian distributors called it `Catastrophe', maybe a hint regarding the terrible quality of this film. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): `Catástrofe' (`Catastrophe')

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