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Thirst (1998)

A chemical engineer, who recently moved to town, struggles to find a way to kill a deadly new variant of Cryptosporidium that has infiltrated the town's water supply, causing people who drink it to die of thirst.

Director:

Bill Norton (as Bill L. Norton)

Writers:

John Mandel (story), Paul A. Kaufman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Arkin ... Bob Miller
Joely Fisher ... Susan Miller
Giancarlo Esposito ... Dr. Lawrence Carver
Ken Jenkins ... Lou Wolford
Phyllis Lyons ... Allison
Michael Cudlitz ... Andy
Jimmy Galeota Jimmy Galeota ... Bobby Jr.
Casey Biggs ... Mayor Harold Warren
Viola Kates Stimpson Viola Kates Stimpson ... Mrs. Bell
Robin Dearden ... Dr. Kennedy
Nancy Bell Nancy Bell ... Mary Devane
Paul Linke ... Governor
William Forward ... Paul Davis
Jeanne Hartman Jeanne Hartman ... Mrs. Carter
Thomas Mills ... Fire Chief
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A chemical engineer, who recently moved to town, struggles to find a way to kill a deadly new variant of Cryptosporidium that has infiltrated the town's water supply, causing people who drink it to die of thirst.

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aguas contaminadas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Susan pulls up in the drive after picking the kids up, as the girl opens the truck door a crew-member and a reflector screen are reflected in the door. See more »

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Next Stop Willoughby
Written by Adam Chester
Performed by Adam Chester
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A small guilty pleasure...

Thirst

A chemical engineer struggles to find a way to kill a deadly parasite that has infiltrated a town's water supply.

Let's face it: 'Thirst' is an extremely silly film, and there's a few too many movements in the plot that would have absolutely no chance of occurring in that thing called the real world (a world which I'm sure seems alien to Hollywood at times). But while 'Thirst' is very nearly mediocre, I already feel like I'm raining on the parade of the film, as it's just too hard not to become marginally interested in the mayhem that ensues. 'Thirst' is a very run-of-the-mill production, even for a television movie, but it gets by thanks to its sheer energy. It's a small guilty pleasure, but there's some downright irritating acting from a sizeable portion of the cast here, and this partially bulldozes the arid thrills of 'Thirst'.

~ 6/10 ~


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