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10.5 (2004)

Unrated | | Action, Drama | TV Movie 2 May 2004
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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Roy Nolan, FEMA Director
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Dr. Zack Nolan
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Clark Williams
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Governor Carla Williams
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Daniel, Hollister's Advisor
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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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Action | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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1.33 : 1
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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 Space Needle falls towards the side with the steps leading up to the base, which is the north side. It falls along a street in between brick buildings. The Space Needle actually has a football stadium, roller coaster, and an opera house to the direct north of it. See more »

Quotes

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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References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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Execrable.. bad.. dumb.. etc.
5 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Taped it, since I had my doubts beforehand. Good thing too. Just zapping the ads out knocked about 45 minutes off the 4 hour run time. Fast forwarding through some of the drek knocked another hour off.

The science was retarded. If their stupid little idea of nukes would have had half a chance of doing what they said it was doing, it would have required hundreds of them, not 6, and they would have had to been thousands of feet under ground, not hundreds. I don't know why I should be bothered about that as it makes as much sense as arguing the "science" in Star Trek.

Phones that still worked when convenient to the "plot".

It had every cliche known to man and monkey. "Marshal Law" (Is that Jude Law's brother?)

I gave it a 2 instead of a 1 because the little bit of footage they had of things falling down was done pretty well.


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