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Unrated | | Action, Drama | TV Mini-Series (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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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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 Dr. Zack Nolan 2 episodes, 2004
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 Dr. Owen Hunter 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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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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 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 ...
Bart Gregory ...
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 Messenger Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Zvonimir Hace ...
 Check Point Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
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Sarah-Anne Hepher ...
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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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John Sorensen ...
 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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Taglines:

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)  »

Also Known As:

10.5: Apocalypse  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

A 10.5 earthquake as represented in the movie, would actually be much larger than depicted. People would not be able to walk around so freely as they are doing (at a 10.5, the levels of sight and sound would be distorted). Damage would also be total, damaging much more than shown (the destruction would also reach areas as far away as Michigan or possibly even New York). 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

Referenced in MegaFault (2009) See more »

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Kept Waiting For It To Get Better, It Didn't

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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