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Polar Storm (2009)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  28 March 2009 (USA)
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A comet passes near the Earth and disturbs Earth's magnetic field.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. James Mayfield
Cynthia Mayfield (as Holly Dignard)
Shane Mayfield
Terry David Mulligan ...
General Mayfield
President (as Roger Cross)
Lou Vanetti
Rob Morton ...
Scott Lyster ...
Dr. Elman
Soldier - Roadblock
Guard Captain


A comet passes near the Earth and disturbs Earth's magnetic field.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The end is here


Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pole Reversal  »

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There is no way that a diesel powered submarine could make it from the West Coast to the Marianas Trench on the other side of the Pacific Ocean as fast as it did in the film. There is also no way that a diesel submarine could go down to within 100 ft of the bottom of the ocean where the depth is 10,911 meters or 35,798 feet. The only vessel to have reached that depth is the specially built vessel the Trieste. (The Trieste had one of it's Plexiglas windows shatter at 9000 m., the two men inside thought they would be dead within minutes. Only two other vessels have made it to the bottom of the Challenger Deep since the Trieste's voyage. Both were unmanned, A Japanese robotic craft Kaiko reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep in 1995. The Nereus hybrid remotely operated vehicle (HROV) reached the bottom on May 31 2009.) See more »


Captain Yolenkov: So, we work together to save world, no?
General Mayfield: Yes, Dr. May-field will formulate the detonation sequence.
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This Movie Is Absolutely Pathetic
6 February 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a Canadian, I can only say I am embarrassed and saddened that my country makes such total 100% garbage as this pathetic movie. One would think that after many years of major productions, we could come up with cinema that stands up with the rest of the world. But it's pretty obvious that our film business is a total joke. The sight of Vancouver's perennial DJ and Man-About-Town Terry David Mulligan dressed up as a General, is so utterly hilarious and totally absurd that it defies description. Everything about this movie STINKS. Story, acting, directing, special effects----you name it, on every level it's got to be one of the most God-awful pieces of junk ever.

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