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The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.

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After a disastrous nuclear accident, scientists discover the earth's tectonic plates are shifting and creating immense pressure that will destroy the earth in a fiery global eruption, and it's up to a few top scientists to find a way to stop it! Written by Yocke

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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The film shares many of its crew members with Malevolent (2002), which was produced the same year by the same company. See more »

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When they carry the two nukes to the plane, they put the second one under it just when the team has walked on board. When the president comes, they once again carry both nukes to the plane. See more »

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[first lines]
Arctic explorer 1: Hey! Don't die on me yet!
Arctic explorer 2: Give me your hand!
[He grabs hold of the hand]
Arctic explorer 2: How much further?
Arctic explorer 1: Over the ridge!
[They go over the ridge and witness part of Antarctica in flames]
Arctic explorer 2: What the hell is that?
[pause]
Arctic explorer 2: Is that what you were expecting?
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cliches abound
25 August 2003 | by (la) – See all my reviews

There's nothing worse than the "wise cracking hero who makes jokes in the face of death" than the "wise cracking hero who makes jokes in the face of death" played by a bad actor in a horrible straight-to-video movie. Mel Gibson or Bruce Willis this guy ain't...

This movie has a horrible script with plot holes galore, a terrible cast and every cliche you can think of: the wise cracking hero whose daughter hates him because "he's never there," the scientist who is the number one authority in his field who works with the number two authority who is also his daughter who happens to hate him, the wise cracking team who in real life would be too stupid to ever have a job like this, and the bad guy plant who you know is not going to be able to pull it off.

It must have taken about six hours to write this entire script. And let's not even get into idiocy of its plot. This movie is just plain bad.

Surprisingly, the music is very Bruchenhiemer-esque and seems out of place with the cheapness of the rest of the film.


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