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Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  25 April 2003 (USA)
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An architect and his son become trapped inside a dam that is about to burst.



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Complete credited cast:
David Arthur Powell
Garth Powell
Michele Greene ...
Natalie Powell
Mr. Walker
Joshua J. Masters ...
Deputy Bloom
D.K. Kelly ...
Sheriff Ted Metcalf
Danny Johnson ...
Celeste Oliva ...
Diane Gonzalo
Jeanine Mackey (as Lisa Young Robinson)
Patrick Shea ...
Ken Sanders


When the dam in the town of Rutland starts to show signs of wear. David Powell, the architect who originally worked on the dam but was removed and who left town after he was black balled by Walker, the man who only cares about making a profit; returns. He insists that the dam be drained and inspected but Walker claims it would take too long and would be too costly. David goes to the dam and notices a few anomalies. He then tries to warn the deputy mayor who happens to be his estranged wife but out of anger she refuses to listen. Also David tries to reconnect with his son who resents his desertion. Written by

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25 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Flood Zone  »

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When the dam breaks, two shots of the water coming over the top of the dam have actually been taken from Dante's Peak (1997). See more »


When they are both drowning in the room at the beginning of the movie and the boy swims back up to the top there is a hand under his armpit helping him up. His father is on the other side. See more »


Edited from Dante's Peak (1997) See more »

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" If you can, keep both fingers in the Dike "
5 November 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Doug Campbell and Peter Beckwith teamed up to create the film called " Killer Flood: The day the Dam broke." Although there is much which is missing from the film, namely top Hollywood actors, it still does a good job of entertaining an audience. On seeing this movie, one is reminded that many Disaster films have preceded it with much higher qualities than this one. The story begins with David A. Powell (Joe Lando) a former architect who was fired for incompetence, returns home to check on a former pet project of his. Upon arriving, an employee is killed and a city council is convened. Present is the Assistant mayor Natalie Powell (Michele Greene), the Sheriff (D.K Kelly) and Mr. Walker (Bruce Boxleitner) the banker. At the Dam, a series of cracks appear to produce concern that the entire structure is about to collapse. Although, Powell is convinced that his Dam was not constructed as per his specs, he is ordered off the premises, because the banker is just about to concluded a million dollar deal. At the same time, Powell is told he is no longer welcomes as part of his former family, as his wife and son (Matthew Ewald) are convinced they is not interested in the reason he left them. The movie is sub-standard in production and the poor special effects add Little to help convince an audience to stay. However, there are some scenes and some good acting which create excitement and drama which does keep interest in the film. All in all, it's noteworthy to stay till its conclusion and some merit should be given, for the great effort and the dog. Perhaps if the same effort had been given to the dam, the architect would not have been fired. Nevertheless, the movie is recommended. ****

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