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On Hostile Ground (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  11 June 2000 (USA)
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A geologist tries to prevent a huge sinkhole from devouring New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

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Matt Andrews
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Allison Beauchamp
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Cindy Evers
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Dalton
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George Regan
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Remy
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Mayor John Lafitte
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Smiley
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Women in BMW (as Kirsten Bishopric)
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At the outskirts of New Orleans a sewage tunnel caves in; city officials are less concerned about the worker who was killed then about possible repercussions on the impending Mardi Gras in the French Quarter, which is the tourist hight point of the year in Louisiana, so the priority is to prevent a panic. Still Allison Beauchamp, under whose responsibility public works fall in city hall, calls on her intimate friend, geologist Matt Andrews, who is extremely cautious since an accident only he blames himself for, to investigate. Shortly after another cave in, he finds and reports -even arranging radar material was opposed by the Mardi Gras lobby- that such sink holes are caused by the lingering on of a fire in underground tunnels trough peat layers, so there's no way of telling where and when more sink-holes will collapse, but it may happen all over the city, and two million tourists joining in the reveling increase the risk, so everyone is in danger. However city press secretary George... Written by KGF Vissers

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$2,367 (USA) (6 April 2001)

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$2,595 (USA) (13 April 2001)
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Mardi Gras in New Orleans shot in Toronto in December! See more »

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When looking at the NOPD cars they are clearly missing their yearly inspection sticker on the drivers side. All cars (personnel or city owned) are required to have them in New Orleans. See more »

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You have got to be kidding.
12 June 2000 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

This was one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. Too bad they weren't trying to make a comedy. I just couldn't get past the implausibility of the entire movie and the blaring inaccuracies. For example: the average elevation of New Orleans is below sea level, therefore you can't get very deep into the ground without finding water. The makers of this TV movie didn't seem to think that was important.

All in all, this was not a good movie. But at least they managed to stick every New Orleans stereotype into it and still have room for a pretty girl.


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