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Release Date:
2 June 2007 (USA) See more »
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The earth is burning!
Plot:
Despite scientist Nathan's warnings, his boss continues an experiment meant as publicity for his satellite firm: exploding an asteroid... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Heatwave on a budget See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Casper Van Dien ... Tom

Vincent Gale ... Nathan

Stefanie von Pfetten ... Carly

Venus Terzo ... Bonnie

Amanda Crew ... Kimberly

Ryan McDonell ... C.J.
Greg Anderson ... Mick

Bill Dow ... Olsen
Patricia Drake ... ER Nurse

Philip Granger ... Frank
David Quinlan ... Gary
Dee Jay Jackson ... Fire Chief

Donovan Cerminara ... Goon Leader

Bruno Verdoni ... Garner

Derek Hamilton ... Rat Leader
Keith Martin Gordey ... Government Official
Floyd Faircrest ... Santos
Chad Sayn ... Goon #2
Trevor Addie ... Goon #3

Kimani Ray Smith ... Rat #2

Lars Grant ... Rat #3

Ron Robinson ... Harland
Brad Kelly ... Santos Gunman #1
Martin Szlavy ... Santos GuNman #2
Jaye Gazeley ... Garner's Gunman #1

Brett Armstrong ... Garner's Gunman #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Juan Carlos Velis ... Hospital Hoodlum
Evan Allen ... Hospital Thug #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
J.P. Howell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rick Drew 

Produced by
Jaye Gazeley .... line producer
Harvey Kahn .... executive producer
Harvey Kahn .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ron Ramin 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Sliwinski 
 
Film Editing by
Nicole Ratcliffe 
 
Production Design by
Michael Nemirsky 
 
Set Decoration by
Jim Thorburn 
 
Costume Design by
Marie Hock (co-costume designer)
Angelina Kekich 
 
Makeup Department
Jill Bailey .... key makeup artist
Corrina Holburn .... first assistant makeup artist
Tracy Lai .... special makeup effects artist
Ryan Nicholson .... prosthetic designer
Sande Rees .... special makeup effects assistant
Jason Ward .... prosthetics set supervisor
Jason Ward .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Christina Bulbrook .... production supervisor
Bernadette Meyers .... post-production supervisor
Costa Vassos .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddy Hardy .... second assistant director
Maria Kozak .... trainee assistant director
Gisela Schulte .... third assistant director
Patrick Weir .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Evan Allen .... props
Jordan Roberts .... property master
 
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Kevin Belen .... re-recording mixer
Kris Casavant .... sound editor
David M. Cyr .... sound mixer
Dave Hibbert .... re-recording mixer
Gord Hillier .... re-recording mixer
Tony Kucenski .... adr engineer
Philip J. MacCormick .... boom operator
Christine McLeod .... dialogue editor
Matthew Thomas .... sound effects editor
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Eron Carruth .... special effects assistant
Darcy Davis .... special effects coordinator
Jon Funk .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Sheila Giroux .... visual effects coordinator
Jason Nystrom .... digital artist
Rachelle Paquin .... digital compositor (as Rachelle Bisson-Montpetit)
Adam Stern .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Trevor Addie .... stunts
Brett Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
Kirk McMeekan .... stunt double
Gerald Paetz .... stunt double
Chad Sayn .... stunts: Goon #2
Kimani Ray Smith .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Brown .... best boy electric
Heidi Buecking .... still photographer
Raimey Casiro .... assistant camera
Geoff Dane .... generator operator
Mark Evans .... assistant camera
Finbar McMillan .... key grip
Rob Schuster .... best boy grip
Doug Schwartz .... camera operator
Jim Swanson .... gaffer
Lohengrin Zapiain .... camera operator: daily
 
Casting Department
Lindsay Chag .... casting: USA
Sean Cossey .... casting: Canada
Annette McCaffrey .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tanya Lipke .... costume set supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Su Fraser .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
David S. Fullerton .... location manager
Ken MacAlpine .... location scout
W. Robert Millar .... assistant location manager
 
Transportation Department
Jim Papadogambros .... driver
John Sorenson .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Ed Baran .... publicist
Genevieve Bridges .... production coordinator
Darren Gaiga .... craft service
Nancy Heller .... assistant production accountant
Reggie Hubble .... office production assistant
Ryan Maier .... production assistant
April McNeil .... assistant to producer
Roman Nenadic .... production assistant
Brianna O'Donohue .... production assistant
Stephane Savoie .... production assistant
Shane B. Scott .... script supervisor
Ryan Steacy .... armorer
Brandon Williams .... key production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence
Runtime:
90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Not to be confused with an old John Carpenter project called "Meltdown", a 1977-1978 adaptation of the "Prometheus Cris" novel, later set to star Dolph Lundgren and to be directed by John Dahl in 1994. But even though Casper Van Dien had also been attached to it in 1997-1998, that project had nothing to do with "Meltdown: Days of Destruction". Writer/director of Rick Drew developed the story from scratch and claims he had never heard of the Carpenter script and received sole credit from the WGA.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The group takes a 'refrigerated truck' in order to have cool air for the engine and gas tank, but when they are driving away it is obvious that the drivers compartment is completely open to the rest of the interior - this would be a problem during normal use as it would freeze the driver.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Clueless (1995)See more »

FAQ

What was that blue tinged ring created by the asteroid?
How much force and acceleration is needed by an asteroid to shift Earth's orbit around the sun?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Heatwave on a budget, 2 December 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

MELTDOWN: DAYS OF DESTRUCTION, a would-be TV disaster movie from 2006, is only worth watching if you're wondering what happened to Casper Van Dien's career after STARSHIP TROOPERS (answer: not a lot). It's essentially a heatwave-based thriller, featuring some science guff about an asteroid passing close to the Earth causing our planet to move closer to the sun.

What it all boils down to is a kind of road/post-apocalypse movie, as Van Dien and his colleagues/friends and family are forced to try to get to a place of safety while contending with intense temperatures. Strangely, despite the supposed heatwave, most of the characters continue to wear long shirts and/or jackets - at least the cult '60s flick NIGHT OF THE BIG HEAT made the effort of making the protagonists look all sweaty and dishevelled!

Given the poverty-row budget, most of the threat comes from various looters and bad guys, and it's all done in a gung ho fashion and fairly well paced. But the writing is predictable and the characters non-existent, with none of the cast making much of an impact. About the only scene in the film I enjoyed was the bit with the exploding cars, which was novel; the rest is merely humdrum.

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