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Whiteout (2000)
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A group of terrorists has taken hold of the largest dam in Japan. They also capture the workers as hostages, and demanded JPY$5 billion from the government with a 24 hour deadline in ... See full summary »

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Chiaki Hirakawa
Kôichi Satô ...
Masahiko Utsuki
Ken Ishiguro ...
Kazushi Yoshioka
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ...
Yoshito Kasahara
Katsuo Nakamura ...
Kaoru Okuda
Mitsuru Hirata ...
Yoshimitsu Iwazaki
Satoshi Hashimoto ...
Satoshi Aojima
Saishin Kudo ...
Shingo Tozuka
Masato Furuoya ...
Kensuke Fujimaki
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Hirokazu Hayashi
Yu Ishibashi
Kenzô Kawarasaki
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A group of terrorists has taken hold of the largest dam in Japan. They also capture the workers as hostages, and demanded JPY$5 billion from the government with a 24 hour deadline in exchange for the lives of the hostages. To make things more complicated, there was a snowstorm and no one can get in or out near the area. Fortunately, the terrorists did not capture Togashi, the dam controller, and he is the only person who can rescue those hostages from the terrorists... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Bad Acting, Bad Script, Bad Plot Development
26 May 2002 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

This movie sucked. The acting sucked, the script sucked, and the movie overall sucked. There were two threads in the movie that were not developed and the viewer had to do a bit of work to figure out what was happening.

I'm not saying that it needs to be spelled out, but you suddenly find things happening and being said as if you have the slightest clue as to what they are. Examples:

The heroine's negative comments about the hero. The audience is never shown how she even knows anything about the guy and how he is tied into her fiance's death. The viewer has minimal exposure to the guy's death as well.

Also, all of a sudden there is a scene with a bunch of guys loading up and cocking machine guns and that is all you see before cutting back to the other scenes. No explanation what-so-ever about the guns and the folks with them.

We gave it a 3 because we didn't feel like we wanted our time back. It was fun to bad-mouth the movie while watching it, so it at least gave us a bit of entertainment. ;-)


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