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Seeds of Destruction -- A gigantic root system rips through the country like an earthquake, threatening the United States with a massive tsunami. Starring Adrian Pasdar, Stefanie von Pfetten, and James Morrison.


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Militant environmentalists Kate and Joe witness, and videotape, the rapid growth of a gigantic root... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Adrian Pasdar ... Jack

Stefanie von Pfetten ... Jocelyn

Jesse Moss ... Joe

Luisa D'Oliveira ... Kate

James Morrison ... Frame Marcos

David Richmond-Peck ... Wilson

Daniel Bacon ... Noel

Ben Cotton ... Datsun
Don Thompson ... Spit

Nicholas Carella ... Kyle

Adrian Holmes ... Jet Pilot

David Lewis ... Suit #1

Directed by
Paul Ziller 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Muldoon 
Paul Ziller 

Produced by
Josée Bernard .... co-executive producer
Tom Berry .... executive producer
Lisa M. Hansen .... executive producer
Paul Hertzberg .... executive producer
Raymond Massey .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Neilson 
Cinematography by
Anthony C. Metchie  (as Anthony Metchie)
Film Editing by
Robert E. Newton 
Garry M.B. Smith 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
Maureen Webb 
Production Design by
James Willcock 
Costume Design by
Tanya Lipke 
Production Management
Gilles LaPlante .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Asher M. Isak .... third assistant director
Art Department
Bulent Hasan .... storyboard artist
Heather Murray .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Tim Archer .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Jongjun An .... visual effects artist
Mack Benz .... visual effects producer
Youngbin Eun .... lead cg artist
Grisha Jiliba .... visual effects artist
Anooj Kiran .... visual effects artist
Francois Latremoille .... visual effects supervisor
Thierry Latremoille .... visual effects supervisor
Ryan Mackie .... visual effects artist
Subodh Singh .... visual effects
Kenneth Van Aken .... visual effects artist
Hui-wen Wu .... visual effects artist
Rayeon Yeem .... compositor
Brett Chan .... stunt coordinator
Andrew Chin .... stunts
Trevor Jones .... stunt performer
Crystal Mudry .... stunt performer: Luisa D'oliveira
Jeff Sanca .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Chelsea Barrie .... electrician
Bill Baxter .... gaffer
Monty Black .... generator operator
Dean Buscher .... still photographer (2011)
George Campbell .... camera operator
Matteo Di Iorio .... epk camera operator (as Matt DiIorio)
Willan Leung .... lighting technician
Nick Malcolm .... camera trainee
Todd Shelley .... grip
Spencer Whitney .... best boy electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alicia Grunert .... costume set supervisor
Editorial Department
Patrick Costelloe .... post-production coordinator
Jason Macintyre .... post-production supervisor
Matthew Pemberton .... first assistant editor
Ismael Ribeiro .... director of engineering
Alissa Roode .... on-line editor
Seán Travers .... colorist
Dave Wilkinson .... colorist: dailies
Music Department
Sandro Friedrich .... musician: duduk
Transportation Department
Rainer Scheelisch .... driver
Other crew
Marty Fitzgerald .... assistant to lisa m hansen
Breanne Hartley .... head of business and legal affairs
Chris Hebert .... key production assistant
Alexandra Julson .... business affairs assistant
Michael Lien .... assistant production coordinator
Tony Lort .... post-production accountant
Jim McKeown .... production coordinator
Tim Moshansky .... location scout
Nicole Reid .... development and production associate
John Rollins .... assistant: location manager
David Sanderson .... story editor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Terror Beneath" - Canada (original title)
"Garden of Evil" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Roots: The Bad Seed, 25 August 2015
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

In a Nevada mining area, environmentalists Jesse Moss (as Joe) and Luisa D'Oliveira (as Kate) have staked out a position in order to catch polluters on camera. Instead, the young lovers watch as a man cuts himself and heals his wound with a leaf. Next, the healing plant's seed is procured. It grows a mammoth root that causes mammoth earthquakes. Nearby scientists are aware of the problem. There are more seeds, and more earth-shattering disasters. Secret agent Adrian Pasdar (as Jack Tompkins) learns from blonde botanist Stefanie von Pfetten (as Jocelyn Stein) that the seeds are from the Biblical "Garden of Eden". When banished from their blissfully perfect home, Adam and Eve stole the seeds. Presently, the giant roots ravage the land and threaten to extinguish all human life on the planet...

With some notable exceptions, God has a history of killing everyone on planet Earth. But don't let that ruin the story for you; perhaps, He is merely giving the characters in "The Terror Beneath" a very scary warning. And, if you want to say God was sleeping on the job when He let the seeds out of the Garden, remember He also let in a nasty snake. God may have some good seeds up His sleeve. Of course, it's also possible God has no active participation in story. Syfy director Paul Ziller should know for sure, since he was also part of the writing team. The credit "Produced by Raymond Massey" refers to the grandson of the original. The greatest special effect is a wobbly camera. The landscaping, before camera shaken, is nice. This dumb movie was retitled "Seeds of Destruction" for home video release.

** The Terror Beneath (2011-10-08) Paul Ziller ~ Jesse Moss, Luisa D'Oliveira, Adrian Pasdar, Stefanie von Pfetten

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