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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

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

When Dr. Samantha Hill and FEMA Director Roy Nolan are placing the warheads at the six sites for detonation, the computer screen identifying the geographical location of the Washington State warhead actually has the Washington State warhead being placed and detonated in Oregon. 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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Connections

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Kept Waiting For It To Get Better, It Didn't
4 May 2004 | by (Ypsilanti, MI) – See all my reviews

Ouch. This was painful to watch. I am fascinated with humans trying to overcome potential disasters, i.e. Armageddon, Deep Impact and Twister. However, this disaster movie was a disaster. The guy riding from the space needle and the train getting engulfed by the fissure were ridiculous. I kept hoping there would be a change in plot that would make this better, but it kept getting worse. So much was just not believable. To me it was like watching most people on American Idol. It was so bad, it was fascinating. The other funny thing was nobody had a good relationship at the start of the movie. All the main characters that had relationships were having a rough go of it. Doesn't ANYONE have a good relationship anymore?


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