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Series cast summary:
 John McAdams (2 episodes, 2007)
 Sophie Marleau (2 episodes, 2007)
Louis Philippe Dandenault ...
 Marlon Clark (2 episodes, 2007)
 Frank Brisick (2 episodes, 2007)
 Victor Bannister (2 episodes, 2007)
 Edgard Powell (2 episodes, 2007)
Ellen David ...
 Annabelle (2 episodes, 2007)
 Jackson Wilcord (2 episodes, 2007)
 Stanley Schiff (2 episodes, 2007)
Andreas Apergis ...
 Aslan Bukhari (2 episodes, 2007)
 Mel (2 episodes, 2007)
 Heinz Litchner (2 episodes, 2007)
Linda Smith ...
 Olivia McPhee (2 episodes, 2007)
 Highway Patrolman Larry (2 episodes, 2007)
Cary Lawrence ...
 Assassin / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
 Assassin / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Sheena Larkin ...
 Sarah (2 episodes, 2007)
Catherine Colvey ...
 Bannister Nurse (2 episodes, 2007)
 Police Captain (2 episodes, 2007)
Susan Glover ...
 Red Cross Doctor (2 episodes, 2007)
 Jeff (2 episodes, 2007)
 Tina (2 episodes, 2007)
Ivan Smith ...
 Vikram Sanjee (2 episodes, 2007)
 Jasper the Trucker (2 episodes, 2007)
Arthur Holden ...
 Reporter Brand (2 episodes, 2007)
Bronwen Mantel ...
 Margaret Bannister (2 episodes, 2007)
Nicole Braber ...
 Anne Bannister (2 episodes, 2007)
 Diner Cashier (2 episodes, 2007)
Pauline Little ...
 Red Cross Adminstrator (2 episodes, 2007)
Michael de Francesco ...
 Chauffeur (2 episodes, 2007)
 Highway Patrol Officer #1 (2 episodes, 2007)
 Reporter Erik Adjuk (2 episodes, 2007)
 Cool Teen with video camera (2 episodes, 2007)
 Grad Student (2 episodes, 2007)
Lori Graham ...
 Anchorperson Pamela Sills (2 episodes, 2007)
Michael Armstrong ...
 Maine Local Reporter (2 episodes, 2007)
Bill Rowat ...
 Field Doctor (2 episodes, 2007)
John Topor ...
 National Guard Soldier (2 episodes, 2007)
 Woman Assassin (2 episodes, 2007)
Miguel Dugal ...
 Male Assassin (2 episodes, 2007)


Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive tsunami type. Scientist and fiction author John McAdams attends a national emergency conference which concludes the phenomenon must be man-made, quite possibly abusing the findings of John's secret former Sea Lion project, but who wants to and has the means? Indeed John soon finds himself set-up for a murder and chased. Major destructions mean major contracts for construction and coastal defenses, so building tycoons like Victor Bannister certainly have a considerable interest... Written by KGF Vissers

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Beware the Force of Nature ... And the Nature of Man


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Did You Know?


Throughout the film, especially in the 2nd half, as the police search for the main character, John McAdams, played by Angus Macfadyen, they repeatedly show photocopies of a picture of McAdams. The picture is the same photo of Macfadyen that appears on his IMDb profile. See more »


When lead henchman, Aslan Bukhari (Andreas Apergis) shoots the security guard in the ship yard to commandeer the explosives from a semi-truck to trigger the final tsunami, he takes the keys, inspects the trailer and sets the keys down on the floor. After toying with a stuffed animal that inexplicably is lying on the floor of the trailer, Aslan shuts and locks the door leaving the keys on the floor. See more »


Version of Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997) See more »

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Killer waste
22 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Killer Wave did seem sort of interesting at hindsight, with the idea to have man making tidal waves as a terrorist weapon, but when I did sit down to watch it it was spoilt completely by bad execution. The scenery is good, but the photography has a dull look to it and the effects looked cheesy and would look more at home in films and TV series of the 60s. Killer Wave is furthered hampered by endless continuity problems especially in the scene where Jim's house is destroyed by the tidal wave, including noticeable and distracting changes in position of the wave, and scientific inaccuracies with words you could tell they didn't know the meaning of it. That's not all though. The dialogue is rambling and stilted, the main villain's speech about his humble taking-over could and should have been edited down to three or so sentences and there is nothing interesting in the story or characters. Granted the concept was great, but the pace was pedestrian not helped by scenes that dragged on forever, the whole McAdams framing plotting was far too obvious and I have seen the innocent-guy-holding-the-gun trick countless times before and a million times better. In terms of the characters, none of them engaged me in any way, they are little more than bland stereotypes that you don't care anything for in the end. It seems ironic really because by the end of the first part despite the overkill character padding by the time any character is given any attention you just don't care. The acting is awful, Angus McFadyen is such a promising actor but this story and character is simply beneath him and judging by his phoned-in performance here I got the sense he knew that. Overall, as interesting the idea was, the execution made Killer Wave a waste of time. 1/10 Bethany Cox

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