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Tidal Wave (1973)

Nippon chinbotsu (original title)
PG | | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama | May 1975 (USA)
Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and the Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the ... See full summary »

Directors:

Shirô Moritani, Andrew Mayer (uncredited)

Writers:

Shinobu Hashimoto, Sakyo Komatsu (novel) (as Sakyô Komatsu) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorne Greene ... Ambassador Warren Richards
Keiju Kobayashi Keiju Kobayashi ... Dr. Tadokoro (D-1 Project Leader)
Rhonda Leigh Hopkins Rhonda Leigh Hopkins ... Fran
Hiroshi Fujioka ... Onodera Toshio (Submarine Wadatsumi Pilot)
Tetsurô Tanba ... Prime Minister Yamamoto
Ayumi Ishida Ayumi Ishida ... Abe Reiko
Shôgo Shimada Shôgo Shimada ... Watari (Political Fixer)
John Fujioka ... Narita
Andrew Hughes Andrew Hughes ... Australian Prime Minister
Nobuo Nakamura ... Japanese Ambassador to Australia
Haruo Nakajima ... Prime Minister's Chauffeur
Takeshi Yamamoto Takeshi Yamamoto
Joe Dante ... (US version)
Susan Sennett ... (US version)
Hideaki Nitani Hideaki Nitani ... Dr.Nakata (Cognitive Science D-2 Project Leader)
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Storyline

Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and the Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the disappearing Japan. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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The ultimate disaster See more »

Genres:

Thriller | Sci-Fi | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tidal Wave See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(extended print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Haruo Nakajima's final movie role before his death. See more »

Alternate Versions

Released in 2 versions simultaneously in 1975 in US, 1 cut and dubbed, the other uncut and subtitled. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Lots of collapsing buildings without the rubber suit
13 January 2000 | by freakusSee all my reviews

I really like this flick. It's like a monster movie without the monster, lots of japanese people screaming a lot and running away from exploding model buildings. Its actually made me think a bit...what would happen if this were true? Would the countries of the world take in hundreds of millions of immigrants if their country became unlivable?


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