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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Morrison
Prof. Leonard Morrison
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Deputy Prime Minister Campbell
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Army Liaison Officer Richardson
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Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the Barrier, torrents of water pour into the city. The lives of millions of Londoners are at stake. Top marine engineers and barrier experts Rob, his ex-wife Sam and his father Leonard Morrison, have only a few hours to save the city from total devastation. A real probability in a real location. It is not a question of if, but when London floods. Written by Jonathan Rutter / Matthew Sanders

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UK rock band Fightstar used clips from the film for their music video, Floods. The band had set the release date but had to change it because of the real floods hitting the UK. See more »


The Thames Barrier is shown closing all gates in around 30 seconds. In fact, it is closed progressively over two hours. Any more suddenly would cause a damaging reflective wave to "bounce" off the gates. See more »


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Keith Hopkins: Malcolm, have you got the latest tidal readings from Wick?
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CGI and CGS!
6 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This awful effort just goes to show what happens when you not only use computers to generate the effects, but also let them devise the plot and write the script. Someone somewhere has obviously come up with a new bit of software that asks a few questions then churns out four hours of loosely connected clichés, lousy dialogue and a collection of stock characters that you end up wishing had all drowned in the first five minutes.

Tom Courtney took the prize for worst performance. Saying that he was wooden would be an insult to trees. It's hard to fault Robert Carlyle in almost anything he does, but the odds were stacked against even him in this one, especially since he was for some unaccountable reason required to adopt a gor' blimey London accent.

A complete washout.

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