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Earthquake in New York (1998)

After an earthquake hits New York City, a policeman races to find his missing family members while pursuing a dangerous serial killer, and aids in rescue procedures.


Terry Ingram




Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Evigan ... Detective John Rykker
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Dr. Marilyn Blake (as Melissa Anderson)
Cynthia Gibb ... Laura Rykker
Michael Moriarty ... Captain Paul Stenning
Götz Otto ... Detective Eric Steadman
Michael Sarrazin ... Dr. Robert Trask
Dylan Provencher Dylan Provencher ... Andrew Rykker
Bryn McAuley ... Carla Rykker (as Bryan McAuley)
Vanessa Evigan ... Alexandria Fuller
Dan Warry-Smith ... Packer
Catherine Disher ... Ms. Clark
Page Fletcher ... Mallik
Eugene Clark ... (as Eugene A. Clark)
Robert Nicholson Robert Nicholson ... Dr. George Fairchild
Stavroula Logothettis Stavroula Logothettis ... Susan (as Stavroulla Logothettis)


After an earthquake hits New York City, a policeman races to find his missing family members while pursuing a dangerous serial killer, and aids in rescue procedures.

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A terrible earthquake rocked New York... See more »


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Canada | USA | Germany



Release Date:

11 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quake NYC: 8.2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The film premiered on the Fox Family Channel at Sunday October 11, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. See more »

Alternate Versions

The BBFC made cuts to secure a '12' rating for the home video release. See more »


References The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon (1994) See more »

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11 April 2002 | by smithalexjSee all my reviews

OH. MY. GOD. If you've seen... Twister, perhaps, you'll know it's got a decent reputation and has some mean special FX. Not much of a plot, but in these films it don't really matter. URGGHHHHHH! This film was one of the worst I have EVER seen in my LIFE! The Special FX were like the ones of a computer game, they didn't even look real (The statue of liberty was the graphics quality of the first tomb raider.)! The dialogue was the worst EVER, especially since the only thing anybody can say in the film is "Oh my god...". The main guy is macho deepvoice dumbass, a crap performance. He dodges a serial killer with dumbass style (doesn't have a brain but the muscles make up for it.) Slick hair, nothing under it. The performances, actually, are genuinly terrible, the kid can say "It's OK Mommy" but nothing else. At one point, a fireman can't see through a windscreen but he still smashes through a side window, not caring if someone's there. The main kid (about 16) should really visit drama school, they are the CHEESIEST lines ever. As smelly as Stilton. Everybody in the film should visit drama school.

END: This film SUCKS and deserves 1 star. Somebody should really teach the cast how to act, and the plot is a real bummer. PLEASE, I'M BEGGING YOU, DON'T SEE THIS FILM. AVOID.

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