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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 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)
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 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)
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 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)
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 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 Greatest Quake in Human History threatens to Rock The World! See more »

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Action | Drama

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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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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

When Dr. Jordan Fisher is in the helicopter reporting water temperature changes at Lake Mead, he is giving figures over a hundred (indicating degrees Fahrenheit). Scientists, however, generally use the Celsius scale in which water boils at 100 degrees and cannot get hotter and remain liquid except under pressure. Furthermore, the lake surface is shown as already boiling, which, on the Fahrenheit scale, occurs at 212 degrees, not at the 95 - 107 degrees reported in the dialogue. It's wrong in either scale. 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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Catastrophic Predictable Soap Opera
10 March 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After two successive earthquakes, the scientist Dr. Samantha Hill (Kim Delaney) claims that it is not an aftershock, but a rupture and displacement of the plate tectonics. She advises that other earthquakes would happen. When her prediction happens, Roy Nolan (Fred Ward), the assessor of the American President Paul Hollister (Beau Bridges), gives all the support Dr. Hill needs to reduce the casualties in the affected cities. "10.5" is a totally predictable movie, full of clichés and terrible dialogs. There is one specific character (Amanda Williams, played by Kaley Cuoco, in the role of the daughter of Gov. Carla Williams (Rebecca Jenkins)) that irritated me, since her lines were very silly and even stupid. Most of the dramatic situations are shallow, such as the Afro-American doctor who argues with his wife, because he bought a Porsche instead of a new house for the family. However, the guy leaves his expensive car in the city that is being evacuated instead of using it for escaping. I could point out many other ridiculous situations, but it is not the objective of my review. I regret that a movie, having a reasonable budget, good cast and a very updated theme, has had such a bad screenplay and direction. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "10.5 – O Dia Que a Terra Não Aguentou" ("10.5 – The Day Earth Has Not Resisted")


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