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La Terre est en péril... (Earth is in peril...)
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  (in credits order)

Mark Dacascos ... Ryan Beckett

John Rhys-Davies ... Dr. Matthew Sallin

Tamara Davies ... Julie McGrath

Mark Rolston ... Special Agent Kellaway

Rutger Hauer ... President Nelson

Rayne Marcus ... Faith Beckett

G.W. Bailey ... General Timothy Moore

Thomas F. Duffy ... Anderson

Sam Lloyd ... Fingers (as Samuel Lloyd)

Michael Jace ... MacVaughn

Jeffrey Johnson ... Styles

Billy Maddox ... Norris
Alex Datcher ... Janet Hill

Cathleen Kaelyn ... Tara Beckett

Joel West ... Zero
Josh Hammond ... Matt

Beth Riesgraf ... Krissy

Ivonne Coll ... Mayor Salizar

Frank Novak ... City Engineer

Blair Hickey ... Tech
Tom Billett ... SWAT Officer

Directed by
James Seale 
Writing credits
Graham Winter (written by) &
Rebecca Morrison (written by)

Steve Latshaw  uncredited

Produced by
Don Dunn .... line producer
Neil Elman .... co-producer
Lisa M. Hansen .... producer
Paul Hertzberg .... producer
Original Music by
Bill Brown 
Cinematography by
Maximo Munzi 
Film Editing by
Mark S. Manos  (as Mark Manos)
Casting by
Fern Champion 
Mark Paladini 
Production Design by
Timothy Roberts 
Art Direction by
Thomas Monauni 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Knepshield 
Costume Design by
Nikki Siegenberg 
Makeup Department
Simone Almekias-Siegl .... key makeup artist/hair
Michelle Grant .... assistant makeup artist/hair
Luciana Mazieiro .... assistant makeup artist/hair
Michelle Werner .... assistant makeup artist/hair
Production Management
Don Dunn .... unit production manager
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rachel Dickson .... second assistant director
Justin W. Hill .... second second assistant director
Mitch Kelleher .... first assistant director: additional photography
Otto Michael Penzato .... first assistant director (as Otto Penzato)
Art Department
Michael J. Bertolina .... on-set dresser
Brandon Bloch .... dresser
Chris Dechert .... assistant property master
R.J. Dewitt .... dresser
Brad Heiner .... dresser
Lee Lazarow .... property master
Charles Lewis .... assistant property master (as Charles C. Lewis II)
Paula Madsen .... dresser
Larry Sadler .... dresser
Salvador Santoro .... dresser
Jeffrey Sebelia .... leadman
Tony Sgarro .... dresser
Timothy Sheehan .... dresser
Christopher Sprinkle .... scenic painter
Yudai Sugano .... dresser
Sound Department
Cary Butler .... foley artist
Paul Drenning .... adr recordist
Eric Enroth .... sound mixer
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... re-recording mixer (as Steve Fitzmaurice)
Stephen M. Galvin .... adr editor (as Stephen Galvin)
Stephen M. Galvin .... dialogue editor (as Stephen Galvin)
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Lionel Luna .... boom operator
Mike Macarty .... sound effects editor
Steve McCarty .... sound editor
Chris Ostler .... sound recordist
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (as Tim Pearson)
Galen L. Senogles .... sound effects editor (as Galen Senogles)
John Peccatiello .... foley coordinator (uncredited)
Noel Vought .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
W. Kimball Englehart .... effects assistant
Giuliano Fiumani .... effects assistant
Josh Hakian .... effects assistant (as Joshua Hakian)
Jonathan Kombrinck .... effects assistant
Greg Landerer .... special effects coordinator (as Gregory C. Landerer)
Richard Landerer .... effects assistant
Ryan John Thuotte .... effects assistant (as Ryan Thuotte)
Visual Effects by
Steven Davis .... computer graphics
Derry Frost .... head of production: Amalgamated Pixels, Inc.
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Sean Hewitt .... optical printer operator
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels, Inc. (as Michael J. Morreale)
Jeremy Oddo .... data supervisor
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator
Michael Pecchia .... compositor
Chad Royer .... compositor
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor
Gregory S. Scribner .... compositor
Larry Shultz .... 3D animator
Larry Shultz .... 3D modeler
Jim Stewart .... optical design
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... utility stunts (as Jeff Burnett)
Chris Carnel .... utility stunts
Alisa Christensen .... utility stunts (as Alicia Christensen)
Scott Coyote .... utility stunts (as Scotty Coyote)
Bret Davidson .... utility stunts
Pat E. Johnson .... utility stunts
Janie Liszewski .... utility stunts
Jim Maniaci .... utility stunts
Larry Rippenkroeger .... utility stunts
Tony Snegoff .... utility stunts
Dan Southworth .... utility stunts
Warren A. Stevens .... stunt coordinator
Bobby Wood .... utility stunts (as R. Bobby Wood)
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Aguilar .... key grip
Rob Carius .... best boy electric (as Rob J. Carius)
Matthew Coleman .... electrician
Brian Dawson .... best boy electric (as Brian M. Dawson)
Brian Dawson .... electrician
Steve Francis .... electrician
David Hammer .... power pod technician
Michael Hart .... electrician
Brad Heiner .... best boy grip
John Hoffma .... electrician
Renaldo Jackson .... electrician
Albert Lopez .... gaffer
Paul Mayne .... electrician
Joe Melichar .... electrician
Larry Newberg .... still photographer
Ila Packman .... electrician
Perry H. Patterson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
David M. Rakoczy .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Rayford .... electrician
Bradley Richard .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Bradley V. Richard)
K. Blair Rogers .... camera loader
Philip D. Schwartz .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Philip Schwartz)
Ryan Sheehan .... electrician
Kennith G. Smith .... dolly grip
Zed Starkovich .... electrician (as Zed B. Starkovich)
Robert F. Stern .... best boy grip
Brian Stransky .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Sean Tanner .... gaffer (as Sean Forest Tanner)
Kenneth W. Thornton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Kenneth Thornton)
Aiken Weiss .... steadicam operator
William Rick Young .... electrician (as Rick Young)
Casting Department
Joseph Hicks .... extras casting
Scott Rosen .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail De Krassell .... costume supervisor (as Gail De Krassel)
Editorial Department
Yael Farkas .... post-production assistant
Natasha Gjurokovic .... additional editor
Mato .... color timer
Music Department
Jamie Christopherson .... assistant to composer
Jamie Christopherson .... additional music programmer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robin Bishop .... driver
Randy Brown .... driver: cast
Curt A. Butrum .... driver (as Curt Adam Butrum)
Michael Callahan .... driver
David Carpenter .... driver
James Foy .... driver: water truck
Jon Gearhart .... driver
Austin Haller .... helicopter handler
Dash Hart .... driver
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Jose A. Jimenez .... driver: picture car (as José Jimenez)
Chris Larson .... driver
Steve Larson .... transportation dispatcher
Larry Levine .... transportation captain (as Lucky Larry Levine)
Charles A. Moore .... driver
Esteban Munoz .... driver: production van
Marty Osborne .... picture car coordinator
Manuel Ruiz .... driver
Ted Trella .... driver
Other crew
Scott Ankeny .... set production assistant (as Cary Scott Ankeny)
Joseph Ash .... geological advisor
Genie Babcock .... script supervisor
Scottie Bairstow .... key set production assistant
Jennifer Barragan .... office production assistant
Brandon Bloch .... set production assistant
Robin Boyarsky .... location assistant
Gerald Bronner .... chef
Jeffrey Brown .... location scout
Jason Capone .... post-production accountant
Marjorie Chodorov .... production accountant
Kevin Collins .... assistant location manager (as Kevin J. Collins)
Pamela Corey .... assistant to the producers
Angela Curtis .... craft service
Bill Davis .... automatic weapons coordinator
Salvador De Anda .... chef
Laurette Dobson .... script supervisor (as Laurette 'Tita' Dobson)
Brenda Doby .... production financing
Michael Eick .... set medic
Christopher F. Fuentes .... location manager (as Christopher F. 'Chris' Fuentes)
Antonio García .... assistant chef
Elaine Geffen .... location assistant
Adam Gordon .... assistant to the producers
Faye Green .... assistant production coordinator
Steve Gregoropoulos .... legal services
Monica Teson Hahn .... location assistant
Willo Hausman .... office production assistant
Laura Hays .... set production assistant
Rosa Hernandez .... post production accountant
B. Hill .... location assistant
Brad Hill .... location manager
Millie Hirsch .... studio teacher (as Millie Lucas Hirsch)
Valerie Hoffman .... production coordinator
Ryan Hoke .... location assistant
Janet Housden .... legal clearances
Sariah Jillette .... key set production assistant
Pat Johnson .... technical advisor: Special Forces
Theodore Kapner .... location production assistant
Sebastian Lazarus .... office production assistant
Ila Packman .... condor operator
Michael Percival .... location manager (as J. Michael Percival)
Frederic Perrin .... caterer
Edgar Rodriguez .... assistant chef (as J. Edgar Rodriguez)
Carlos Ruelas .... assistant chef
Roy Ruiz .... security coordinator (as Roy Roman Ruiz)
David Sadowsky .... location assistant
Robert G. Sattler .... insurance broker
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... production assistant: additional photography
Mike Sedan .... assistant production coordinator
Daniel Shultz .... set production assistant (as Daniel E. Shultz)
Gary J. Sims .... payroll services (as Gary Sims)
Peter Smith .... set production assistant (as Peter 'The Chef' Smith)
Alfonso Soacha .... assistant chef
Andrew Stevens .... assistant accountant (as Hugh Janus)
Paul Townsend Cottrell .... set medic (as Paul T. Cottrell)
Greg Webb .... production consultant (as G.A. Webb)
Gabrielle Weidman .... office production assistant (as Gabrielle J. Widman)
Jeff Okin .... the producers wish to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Deep Core 2002" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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Rated R for some violence and language
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | France:U | Germany:16 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #38729)

Did You Know?

Coincidentally, the "Scorcher" series of action films Ben Stiller's character from Tropic Thunder (2008) has starred in appear to have similar premises to this film.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Early in the film they say the telephones are not working but later in the film you hear a telephone beeping.See more »
[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?
Arctic explorer 2:Is that what you were expecting?
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Movie Connections:
Edited from Mighty Joe Young (1998)See more »


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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Straight to video rubbish, 28 April 2003
Author: Shaun Jackson from Wokingham, England

Well, This film is lucky (for now) that the voting section is out of action otherwises I would be giving out a 3/10 for this utter nonsense.

The film's basic premise is sound enough. Underground Nuke testing has caused a disturbance in the movements of the continental plates thereby triggering a natural disaster. The Americans (fair enough, there are some major plate boundaries in the states) have to halt this movement before the world burns up with lava flowing from the earth's inner layers.

But the whole thing is so poorly thought out. The acting from the principles is so rubbish (some notable exceptions in the higher quality cast members who are just working on what they have been given). Wooden delivery of corny lines.

Also there seemed to be pointless plot additions to raise the "action" part including an utterly pointless and under-developed love/hate relationship between a father and daughter scientist team. Also - Hollywood - there is absolutely no need to include a romantic attachment between a male and female lead if the whole film is meant to only take place over a couple of days. It is stupid and unnecessary.

There seemed to be some other (again underdeveloped) subplot where another goverment agent (CIA ?? - can't remember - bored by then) hated the hero character - and hated him sooooo much that he was willing to try and kill him and prevent the entire mission from succeeding. Utter tripe. Another pointless plotline with the hero's daughter being lsot in the city and needing rescuing (virtually the only person lost in the city happened to be the hero's daughter). No element of the film left the audience in suspense (the pointless trip near the beginning into the underground system to "check out" a deep ventilation hole, was surprise surprise was needed to save the day in the end.

Also - another thing (starting to rant now). Why on a mission of such importance were only a handful of people sent in to carry (a seemingly very light - he was running with it in a bag under one arm at one point) nuclear weapon into the hot zone, with NO backup, allowing the team to be effectively mugged by some local gang.

Do not see this on video - do not stay up late to watch this on tv. Just avoid - sleeping is a better use of your time.

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