An earthquake reaching a 10.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, strikes the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. A large portion of land falls into the ocean, and the situation is worsened by aftershocks and tsunami.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Dr. Samantha Hill (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Roy Nolan, FEMA Director (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Zack Nolan (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Owen Hunter (2 episodes, 2004)
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 President Paul Hollister (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Clark Williams (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Amanda Williams (2 episodes, 2004)
Rebecca Jenkins ...
 Governor Carla Williams (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Jordan Fisher (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Daniel, Hollister's Advisor (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Sean Morris, Hollister's Aide (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Jill Hunter (2 episodes, 2004)
Jill Krop ...
 Anchor #1 (2 episodes, 2004)
Marrett Green ...
 Anchor #2 (2 episodes, 2004)
Dagmar Midcap ...
 Anchor #3 (2 episodes, 2004)
Marke Driesschen ...
 Anchor #4 (2 episodes, 2004)
David Berner ...
 Reporter #1 (2 episodes, 2004)
Claire Riley ...
 Reporter #2 (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Reporter #3 (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Journalist #1 (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Journalist #2 (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Journalist #3 (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Journalist #4 (2 episodes, 2004)
Bobby L. Stewart ...
 Drill Tech #1 (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Drill Tech #2 (2 episodes, 2004)
Gary Pearl ...
 Military Medic #1 (2 episodes, 2004)
Kyle Stein ...
 Military Medic #2 (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Man #1 (2 episodes, 2004)
Sandra Ferens ...
 Woman #1 (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Family Father (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Family Mother (2 episodes, 2004)
Leanne Adachi ...
 Communications Soldier (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Blockade Soldier (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Check Point Soldier (2 episodes, 2004)
Hayden Baptiste ...
 Young Soldier (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Jimmy (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Helipad Soldier (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Tent City Soldier (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Little 'Wow!' Girl (2 episodes, 2004)
Bill Fink ...
 Sick Man (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Geologist (2 episodes, 2004)
Iris Graham ...
 Zoe Cameron (2 episodes, 2004)
Alex Gregory ...
 Dylan (2 episodes, 2004)
Bart Gregory ...
 Dylan (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Messenger Soldier (2 episodes, 2004)
Zvonimir Hace ...
 Check Point Soldier (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Eddy (2 episodes, 2004)
Sarah-Anne Hepher ...
 Sister (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Mayor Spaulding (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Nolan's Aide (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Rachel, Williams' Aide (2 episodes, 2004)
John Lafia ...
 Irate Man (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Major Bennet (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Donna, Press Secretary (2 episodes, 2004)
J.R. Messado ...
 Calvin Hunter (2 episodes, 2004)
Teniel Messado ...
 Tamika Hunter (2 episodes, 2004)
James Purcell ...
 Seismologist (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Troy Keller (2 episodes, 2004)
John Shaw ...
 Principal (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Rescue Worker (2 episodes, 2004)
John Sorenson ...
 Hospital Patient (2 episodes, 2004)
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The West coast of Northern America suffers an unprecedented series of major earthquakes in a matter of days, puzzling seismologists, including Dr. Jordan Fisher's team. His maverick assistant Samantha Hill comes up with a theory, which they confirm on site, that a deep tectonic rift links them and is likely to sink most of California into the Pacific. The only imaginable countermeasure are subterranean nuclear explosions. Three succeed, one rather causes a new problem. Meanwhile federal and other authorities as well as various people wrestle with side-effects like landslides and cope with a huge refugees exodus. Written by KGF Vissers

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The Day The Earth Would Not Stand Still. See more »

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2 May 2004 (USA)  »

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10.5: Apocalypse  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The filmmakers never received permission to use the trademarked name "Space Needle." In order to circumvent this, it is spelled "Spaceneedle" when it appears in the film. See more »

Goofs

The San Andreas Fault meets land around the Colorado River Delta in Mexico, not Venice, California. See more »

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President Paul Hollister: When the left hand finally realizes what the right hand is doing, it's exploded in all of our faces.
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god help us all
3 May 2004 | by (NY/MA) – See all my reviews

I pray this isn't the future of TV drama. I had to laugh at the opening scene where a guy on a bike manages to dodge every piece of falling debris, including the entire Seattle Tower. Maybe after that it turns into a decent suspense movie, I can't tell because the quick cuts and jerky in-and-out zooming is not only distracting me from what the characters are saying, it is physically making me nauseous and I have to turn it off. They don't pull off the attempt at the NYPD-Blue (maybe it was Kim Delaney's idea?) camcorder style. It's like watching Cribs on MTV, not one shot is long enough for you to see what is going on. It's just frustrating and annoying. This movie should be shown to film classes as an example of what NOT to do.


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