It's millennium eve. At the stroke of midnight the Y2K computer bug kicks in, causing widespread chaos in the US.

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Nick Cromwell
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Martin Lowell
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Alix Cromwell
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Ann Lee
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Rick Rothman
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Nuclear Plant Foreman
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Kelly Cromwell
Michael David Simms
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Benjamin Cromwell
Michal Suchánek ...
Donny Cromwell
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Roy Jenkins
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Sally McDonald (as Tiffany Knight)
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Ross Singer
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Caldwell Stone
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It's millennium eve. At the stroke of midnight the Y2K computer bug kicks in, causing widespread chaos in the US.

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21 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Countdown to Chaos  »

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The film takes place from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000. See more »

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I'm a Y2K expert and found this movie to be Lame, Bland, Irritating and Stupid
23 November 1999 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I wrote the primary Y2K software used by thousands of programs at one of the world's largest insurance company. I was really looking forward to seeing this movie and found it very disappointing.

This movie was poorly done and lacked suspense. Virtually no thought or creativity went into making this movie. Some parts were just plain stupid. For example, a person from Washington comes to sit in on a high level meeting the day before Y2K and the Washington person has to be told what Y2K is --- obviously that was done for the audience...but almost any layman knows what Y2k is and it seemed foolish having someone on a high level committee that didn't have a clue about Y2K.

Another really stupid thing was the nuclear power plant that was getting ready to blow up....the guy was running around in a room with exposed rod cores...in real life I would think he would been killed by radiation. Some of the dialogue also seemed unnecessary and somewhat irritating. In particular the lady that comes in to the nuclear power plant and says she knows what the problem was --- but does she tell people what it is --- no...she waists a lot of time talking in riddles. If a plant is going to blow up in 60 minutes I really doubt if someone would be that stupid and waste time beating around the bush.

The technical problems had lame excuses, poor setups, and unrealistic events. It's obvious that the writers of this movie didn't bother to ask programmers for input. This is pretty much a poor excuse of a science fiction movie--- all fiction very little fact.

This is just a bad, poorly done movie. But maybe that is good. If it was done well, it might have been taken more seriously and caused unrealistic concerns about Y2K. However if you are looking for entertainment or realistic info about Y2K, then don't watch this movie. It is a waste of time.


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