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Japan Sinks (2006)
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Japan will sink down to the deep sea. The governments only hope is evacuate all Japanese to some other countries.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi ...
Toshio Onodera
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Reiko Abe (as Kô Shibasaki)
Etsushi Toyokawa ...
Yusuke Tadokoro
Mao Daichi ...
Saori Takamori
Mitsuhiro Oikawa ...
Shinji Yuki
Mayuko Fukuda ...
Misaki Kuraki
Hideko Yoshida ...
Tamae Tanokura
Akira Emoto ...
Prof. Fukuhara
Jun Kunimura ...
Kyosuke Nozaki
Kôji Ishizaka ...
Prime Minister Yamamoto
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Shin-ichirou Nakata
Takeshi Katô ...
Prof.Yamashiro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hideaki Anno ...
Yamashiro's Son in law
Moyoco Anno ...
Yamashiro's Daughter
Harutoshi Fukui
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In the aftermath of a major earthquake under Suraga Bay, Misaki (a young girl) and Toshiro (a pilot of a deep sea submarine) are rescued from a ruined city street just as leaking gasoline ignites. Reiko Abe arrives just in time, lowered from a helicopter. Scientists predict that Japan will sink within 40 years, due to subduction of a tectonic plate to the west. However, Dr. Tadokoro, who leads an oceanic scientific team that includes Toshiro, calculates that this will happen far sooner, in only 338.54 days. He presents his findings to Prime Minister Yamamoto who decides to create a new department for impending disaster relief assigning Saoro Takamori to cover the new duties, since of all his ministers she will take it seriously but also bring "heart" to the process. As further earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions devastate Japan, the government pleads with other countries to take refugees. Yamamoto flies to China to negotiate relocations there, but his plane is destroyed by a... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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15 July 2006 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$579,257 (Hong Kong) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$1,039,548 (Hong Kong) (8 September 2006)
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Remake of Tidal Wave (1973) See more »

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Excellent, splendid and top notch of a movie!
22 August 2007 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

It's the best movie I've watched this year! Excellent detail and storyline (for a remake).

It presents to you a "what if" situation wherein the island of Japan could totally be wiped out of this earth. A thought-provoking, life and death situation and not to mention all life on earth (well in this particular Japan). It also presents a great and genius solution to this massive tragedy.

Horror, action, suspense, sci fi, documentary, love story and all the human interest story you can get you'll find everything here! But I also warn you that it is a real tearjerker! The casts, actors and all are all excellent, better than any Hollywood movie!

The thing is...this could really happen to anywhere on earth! Now let me ask you this after you've seen it..."what would you do if you are faced in this life and death situation"?


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