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)
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 ...
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 Messenger Soldier (2 episodes, 2004)
Zvonimir Hace ...
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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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$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

The location of the newly formed island in the end changes location in between the computer simulation that the president is watching and the closing scene, when the camera zooms out. 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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References The Core (2003) See more »

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A zooming disaster
4 May 2004 | by (la) – See all my reviews

Why does the director of this film zoom in and zoom out every two seconds? It's bad enough that the script is just awful, I mean, straight-to-video awful and the acting is just as bad. I mean, embarrassingly bad. The actors had to have been cringing watching themselves in this film. But the director zooms in and zooms out constantly through the movie, I was getting motion sickness. Oddly, the film had great ratings so this guy will get more work, I just hope I never see any of it. I don't want to get sick again.

Cliched characters abound in this movie, it's a wonder no one in the production noticed this. My least favorite part of the whole film was the very beginning, where Seattle is having a huge quake and some biker is riding over falling rocks, jumping on cars, just being missed by all the falling debris. It was so stupid. Apparently, some executive said "you know, we've got to attract the young kids. Why not have some extreme biker in there riding through the quake. It would be cool."

I really wanted the Space Needle to fall on him. The zoom in, zoom out, zoom in again, zoom out again.


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