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Acceptable Risks (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 2 March 1986
A chemical plant is leaking toxic waste into a nearby town; the plant's management tries to hush it up.

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Rick Wallace

Writer:

Norman Strum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Don Sheppard
Kenneth McMillan ... Wes Boggs
Christine Ebersole ... Lee Snyder
Beah Richards ... Sally Framm
Richard Gilliland ... David Kohler
Vic Polizos ... Lou Keller
Peter Jurasik ... Jack Morris
Cicely Tyson ... Janet Framm
Patti Cohoon-Friedman Patti Cohoon-Friedman ... Ann Kohler (as Patti Cohoon)
Steve Eastin ... Jerry Haywood
Richard McKenzie ... Mayor Earl Ross
Tom Simcox ... Joe Reed
Scott Curtis ... Kenny Kohler
Charna Felthous Charna Felthous ... Patty Kohler
Edan Gross ... Jake Snyder
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Storyline

Oakbridge, a mid-size midwest American city, is the site of a major chemical disaster. At Citichem, the production manager, is forced to shortcut his safety procedures to speed up the production of a highly toxic and volatile chemical. Of course, as expected, an accident occurs. A worker is killed and the town is exposed to calamitous impacts. Cicely Tyson also co-stars as the City Manager who has misgivings about the whole operation. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

A disaster beyond imagination.. and they said it could never happen.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Restrisiko See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Inspired by the December 1984 disaster in Bhopal, India, when pesticide leaked from a Union Carbide of India plant, killing thousands of people and injuring more than a half million. See more »

Quotes

Wes Boggs: In a chemical plant you always have to know which way the wind is blowing.
Wes Boggs: In the event of a leak of any toxic gas, one place you don't want to be is downwind.
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