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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 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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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When the city's water supply is shut off the fountain of city hall can be seen going off as well. This would not happen as fountains are not dependent on water mains for operation. See more »

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Next Stop Willoughby
Written by Adam Chester
Performed by Adam Chester
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Just another disaster movie.
26 October 1998 | by LAC-2See all my reviews

Thirst seemed to be just another disaster movie. Our hero of the story, knowing the extreme danger and threat to the welfare of his family, should have gotten them out of town before the quarantine. The plant manager was incompetent as far as politics are concerned. Why didn't he know where the $15,000,000 went? The mayor was the biggest joke of the entire movie. A liar, a swindler, a finger pointer from the beginning. Sounds like another true politician to me. He should have been run out of town on a rail.


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