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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 

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A devastating earthquake hits New York City, with survivors left fighting for their lives amongst the ruins.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tom Skerritt ...  Thomas Ahearn 2 episodes, 1999
Sharon Lawrence ...  Dori Thorell 2 episodes, 1999
Charles S. Dutton ...  Mayor Bruce Lincoln 2 episodes, 1999
Lisa Nicole Carson ...  Evie Lincoln 2 episodes, 1999
Jennifer Garner ...  Diane Agostini 2 episodes, 1999
Rachel Ticotin ...  Elizabeth Perez 2 episodes, 1999
Frederick Weller ...  Nicholai Karvovsky 2 episodes, 1999
Erika Eleniak ...  Jillian Parnell 2 episodes, 1999
Mitchell Ryan ...  Frank Agostini 2 episodes, 1999
Cicely Tyson ...  Emily Lincoln 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Rolston ...  Bruce Summerlin, Co. 51 2 episodes, 1999
Ray J ...  Clayton 2 episodes, 1999
JR Bourne ...  Joshua Bingham 2 episodes, 1999
Michal Suchánek ...  Danny Thorell 2 episodes, 1999
Jerry Adler ...  Burt Hornstein 2 episodes, 1999
Garwin Sanford ...  Sam Thorell 2 episodes, 1999
Claire Yarlett ...  Nancy Stuart 2 episodes, 1999
Kimberley Warnat ...  Christine Ahearn 2 episodes, 1999
Paul Raskin ...  Choreographer 2 episodes, 1999
Marrett Green Marrett Green ...  Newscaster 2 episodes, 1999
Tony Marr Tony Marr ...  Roberto 2 episodes, 1999
Sean Campbell ...  Firefighter at Apartment / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Tony Morelli Tony Morelli ...  Firefighter O'Leary 2 episodes, 1999
Peter Bryant ...  Mayor's Aide Joseph 2 episodes, 1999
Carla Stewart Carla Stewart ...  Judge 2 episodes, 1999
Robert Bruce Robert Bruce ...  Jury Foreman 2 episodes, 1999
Robert Thurston ...  School Master 2 episodes, 1999
Victor Favrin ...  Motorman 2 episodes, 1999
Roger Cross ...  Allen 2 episodes, 1999
Dave 'Squatch' Ward Dave 'Squatch' Ward ...  Anthony 2 episodes, 1999
Frida Betrani ...  Linda 2 episodes, 1999
Irene Miscisco Irene Miscisco ...  Nora Hornstein 2 episodes, 1999
Chantal Strand ...  Girl in Street / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Madeline Elder Madeline Elder ...  Girl's Mother / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Holden ...  Firefighter Outside Station / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Dana Pemberton Dana Pemberton ...  Firefighter in Truck / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Bob Neve Bob Neve ...  News Chopper Pilot 2 episodes, 1999
Santo Lombardo Santo Lombardo ...  Looter 2 episodes, 1999
Oscar Goncalves ...  City Official #1 2 episodes, 1999
Veena Sood ...  City Official #2 2 episodes, 1999
Suzin Schiff Suzin Schiff ...  City Official #3 2 episodes, 1999
Hiro Kanagawa ...  City Official #4 2 episodes, 1999
John Treleaven John Treleaven ...  City Official #5 2 episodes, 1999
Ted Cole ...  Radioman 2 episodes, 1999
Craig Warkentin ...  Mayor's Aide #2 2 episodes, 1999
Tosca Baggoo ...  Mayor's Aide #3 2 episodes, 1999
Stephen Tibbetts Stephen Tibbetts ...  Messenger 2 episodes, 1999
Jennifer Clement ...  Alice 2 episodes, 1999
John McConnach John McConnach ...  Roadblock Soldier 2 episodes, 1999
Wendy Morrow Wendy Morrow ...  Red Cross Worker 2 episodes, 1999
Tami DeSchutter Tami DeSchutter ...  Parent at School / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Mark McConchie Mark McConchie ...  School Policeman 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Gibbon ...  FEMA Leader 2 episodes, 1999
Mary Ann Skoll Mary Ann Skoll ...  FEMA Tech #1 2 episodes, 1999
Terry Chen ...  FEMA Tech #2 2 episodes, 1999
Brian Drummond ...  FEMA Tech #3 2 episodes, 1999
Jenn Forgie ...  FEMA Tech #4 2 episodes, 1999
Darryl Quon Darryl Quon ...  FEMA Tech #5 2 episodes, 1999
Bobby Stewart Bobby Stewart ...  Curfew Policeman 2 episodes, 1999
Tom McBeath ...  George 2 episodes, 1999
Anthony Harrison ...  Armoury Policeman 2 episodes, 1999
Bridget O'Sullivan Bridget O'Sullivan ...  Jeanie 2 episodes, 1999
Noah Heney Noah Heney ...  Worker with List / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Karin Konoval ...  FEMA Official 2 episodes, 1999
Will Sanderson ...  Roger 2 episodes, 1999
Robyn Driscoll Robyn Driscoll ...  Structural Engineer 2 episodes, 1999
Clay St. Thomas ...  Hazmat Officer 2 episodes, 1999
Donny Lucas ...  Paramedic 2 episodes, 1999
Mike Dopud ...  FEMA Dog Handler / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Alexandria Mitchell Alexandria Mitchell ...  Child with Dog 2 episodes, 1999
Andrew Johnston ...  Lt. Greene 2 episodes, 1999
Robin Douglas ...  OEM Official 2 episodes, 1999
Deanna Williams Deanna Williams ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 1999
Gardiner Millar ...  Man at Grate / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Pamela Perry Pamela Perry ...  Diane's Mother 2 episodes, 1999
Brian Arnold Brian Arnold ...  Radio Announcer 2 episodes, 1999
Chopper Chopper ...  Lowrider 2 episodes, 1999
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Storyline

New York, the city that never sleeps, is trapped in a nightmare of horror and destruction when a massive earthquake rocks the unsuspecting city. Countless lives are lost, families are torn apart, and chaos runs rampant as the mayor and former Fire Chief race to enact a city-wide emergency plan. An incredible story of undying courage in the face of unimaginable human tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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When New York is devastated by an earthquake... heroes are born and hope lives on. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aftershock: Tremblement de terre à New York See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jennifer Garner had her ears pierced for the first time ever especially for her part in this movie, but then allowed them to heal up again once filming was completed. See more »

Goofs

When the first tremor hits the day before the quake, Diane is on the phone with her father. Since the tremor goes unnoticed, the utensils above are moving, but the lantern doesn't move at all. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Bruce Lincoln: Damn! Everyone thinks their crappola is most important.
Thomas Ahearn: I don't know. Maybe it's unavoidable. You know, we all get caught up in our roles. Renegade Fire Chief versus Big City Boss Mayor. I called you things and I never knew who you were.
Mayor Bruce Lincoln: I believe you called me an opportunistic con artist.
Thomas Ahearn: I regret that now.
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Crazy Credits

Credits end with this statement: Natural disasters do happen and everyone is at risk. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family by visiting the web site for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. www.fema.gov See more »

Connections

Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #7.32 (1999) See more »

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In this post-9/11 era this movie is more than eerily prophetic and moving.
20 January 2002 | by amishSee all my reviews

This movie was shown here (Israel) on the Hallmark channel in Dec 01. As a former New Yorker, and watching it in this post-9/11 era, it was truly eerie, especially since in this film, one of the few sites left standing and untouched was... the Twin Towers.

This movie is based on a novel by one of NY's most familiar faces, former NBC newscaster, and my 'regular' source of info in my NY days, Chuck Scarborough. Perhaps only a real New Yorker could have imagined and foretold such scenes and, knowing the essence of a true New Yorker, written such speeches that eventually proved so prophetic and so amazingly close to reality. Besides the story and text, the scenes and special effects were awesome (even though you *know* looking at them that it's not real).

This will no doubt prove to be the first in many similar disaster films that will be made about NY, be they natural or terrorist, but since this was done three years "before," it makes it more prophecy than mere fiction, and worth seeing.


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