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Metal Tornado (2011)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  22 July 2011 (Canada)
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An American company inadvertently unleashes a magnetic vortex on an unprepared world.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Edwards
Rebecca (as Nicole Deboer)
Jonathan Kane
Nick Edwards (as Stephen Macdonald)
Cinthia Burke ...
Sophie Gendron ...
Allysa Winters
Frank Schorpion ...
Alexis Maitland ...
Dennis Porter
Sheriff Joe Riley
Stan Brooks


Helios World Inc. aims to solve the world's energy crisis by gathering and transmitting energy from solar flares. Despite warnings of a design flaw from the developing scientist, company head Jonathan Kane pushes the project forward and unknowingly unleashes a free-ranging and self-perpetuating magnetic vortex. Only Michael Edwards, a leading scientist on the company team, thinks something might be amiss when a sizable portion of their harvested energy simply disappears. The general area thereafter discovers itself endangered by a roving and unprecedented problem growing rapidly in strength - unique, unpredictable and potentially unstoppable. As if this isn't bad enough, the Paris branch of Helios World is set to run the same flawed program and thereby birth a second voracious monster in Europe. Written by statmanjeff

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated PG for disaster action/peril and mild language


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22 July 2011 (Canada)  »

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Magnetické tornádo  »

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This movie shows many screen of China,however,it never shows in China. See more »


Michael Edwards: We have an anomaly with the magnetic field.
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Another national embarrassment!
14 September 2011 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

First of all, it's a stinker. Secondly, it's a Canadian stinker. Fans of science-fiction pretty well agree that nobody has ever made a good sci- fi movie and there is nothing in this movie to challenge that axiom. But this has the added handicap of being a bad Canadian sci-fi movie. The story line is silly and predictable. The acting is wooden and clichéd. But even being awful could be forgiven if they had not used the Ottawa Valley to masquerade as Pennsylvania. Have these people no shame? They drape American flags over obviously eastern Ontario architecture and then run credits at the end about all the government support. This must be as big a source of puzzlement to foreign audiences as it is of embarrassment to Canadian ones.I suppose the problem is that our brilliant movie people (directors and actors both) go to Hollywood, leaving only the hacks and greenhorns to slurp at the public trough while grinding out artless and unoriginal bumpfh like this and posing as artists. This movie made me bored. It made me embarrassed. And it made me mad!

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