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Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  14 November 2004 (USA)
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Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.

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Tornado in Las Vegas. Heat in Chicago. Hail in Illinois. A snowfall and a storm force flows towards Chicago. It's just the beginning of a series of weather anomalies. The lights go off. People panic. A few courageous people are trying to solve the riddle of the infuriated nature and prevent mass destruction. Written by David Shahoumian <dave2070@gmail.com>

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Tornadoes, hurricanes, blackouts...There is no shelter from this storm!

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The Enron scandal was briefly mentioned in this movie. See more »

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It is stated that the strongest winds ever recorded in a tornado were 243mph. However, a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma in 1999 (this movie was made in 2004) had Doppler Radar windspeeds recorded at 318mph. See more »

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Secretary of Energy Shirley Abbott: I can see it now - "During the great American Blackout, Secretary of Energy Abbott sat in her office and watched the lights go out."
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The best bits are in the ads
6 June 2005 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

A wasted effort. On the surface it's a typical disaster movie: we're involved in the lives of a few people who get caught up in the Big Event. However, the script is so awful and there's so much explaining of the characters' background within the dialogue that we feel we're being treated like morons. Even Sesame Street didn't explain the origins of Mr Snuffleupagus or how Mr Hooper died: we can work it out. Someone thought that entering 'Enron' into the script would give it currency when discussing power companies. The acting is by and large bland, with the exception of the older performers (Randy Quaid, Brian Dennehy), and after the first hour, I couldn't care less about who the storms took out.

But maybe there are the special effects to watch. Sadly, no. Even on a 20-year-old TV set I could see one tractor and trailer were computer-generated—badly. Maybe there are budgetary limitations, so I can forgive that one. Footage of a plane trying to land looked pretty real, but I kept telling myself I had seen that before. This site confirms it: it was from an earlier film, Nowhere to Land.

So in summary, the only good bits are from another film, and when you see the best action sequences compressed into a 30-second network promo, it makes Category 6 look quite good. My advice: rely on your network to do some good 30-second clips, watch them, and save yourself two nights.


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