Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals.
While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, an opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicise the incident but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret.Written by
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Jane Fonda said of this picture: ''On one level, it's a terrific thriller, like Klute (1971), who won her Best Actress Oscar for her melting performance as the hunted call girl in the 1972 mystery. "But, on a deeper level, 'The China Syndrome' is quite a complex human story about the consequences of choices. Everyone needs a job; almost everyone wants to advance. People are constantly compromised or requested to compromise their ethics in their jobs. I think this is a movie that will speak to a lot of people". See more »
As Jack Godell is looking at the sequence of events log on the printer, he calls out "Generator Trip, Full Load Rejection, Turbine Trip". "Reactor scram" can be seen just below these items. The camera pans away from the printout and another operator calls out "Reactor scram". This printout seems to be from a previous take (or has been pre-printed so it does not move during filming), as it contains information on events during the scram that have yet to occur. See more »
Mr. Mc Cormack I can't take responsibility for this.
Evan Mc Cormack:
What's your alternative? Let this maniac wash out a billion dollar investment? At least this buys time, it will take the press an hour to get here.
I wouldn't count on it.
Evan Mc Cormack:
I'm counting on you to take care of the goddamn press. Now you do your job and I'll do mine.
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I may be wrong, but I'd say you're lucky to be alive.
Ripped from today's headlines! An explosion at a nuclear power plant on Japan's devastated coast made leaking radiation — or even outright meltdown — the central threat menacing a nation just beginning to grasp the scale of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
A crew from a local TV station was present when an accident occurred at a nuclear power plant, and the core cam dangerously close to being exposed. Like Japan, this accident was caused by an earthquake. The TV station is trying to hide the story, but the cameraman (Michael Douglas) shows the film he surreptitiously took to experts. Wanting to get out of reporting fluff, Jane Fonda follows up to get the plant expert (Jack Lemmon) to talk.
Fonda is magnificent in this film, and Lemmon shows a whole range of emotion during the accident, and afterward as a man who wants to tell the truth even if it hurts his company.
When a company stands to lose a billion dollar investment, you can be sure that there will be an attempt to murder someone (Daniel Valdez) to keep things quiet.
Lemmon and Fonda were both nominated for Oscars, and probably should have gotten them.
Things depicted in the story have actually occurred in the past (before this film), and it was fascinating to see the reactions of the characters. The writers did a magnificent job, and were also nominated for an Oscar.
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