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Critical Mass (2001)

Terrorists takes a nuclear facility hostage, to set off a meltdown the size of Chernobyl - throughout Southern California. Only one man, security agent Mike Jeffers, has what it takes to thwart the operation and divert the deadly attack.

Director:

Fred Olen Ray (as Ed Raymond)

Writer:

Sean McGinly
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Treat Williams ... Mike Jeffers
Udo Kier ... Samson
Lori Loughlin ... Janine
Blake Clark ... Sheriff Borden
Doug McKeon ... Breem
Andrew Prine ... Sen. Cook
Richard McGonagle ... Alan Gould
Shanna Moakler ... Alexandra (as Shanna Moakler)
T.J. Thyne ... Karl Wendt
Charles Cyphers ... Henderson
Jack Betts ... Atty. Gen. Ames
Eric James Eric James ... Steele
David 'Shark' Fralick ... Rand
Neil Delama Neil Delama ... Peterson
Richard Anthony Crenna Richard Anthony Crenna ... Tanner
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Storyline

Jeffers works security at a nuclear power plant. The plant is being decommissioned, and a politician is touring the plant and videotaping his comments regarding the closing. A terrorist group led by Samson gets inside the gates, with their ultimate goal the detonation of a nuclear bomb inside the plant. After local policemen and the other plant workers are killed, Jeffers and Janine alone must confront and halt Samson and his terrorist squad. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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A Top Secret Nuclear Facility. And The Enemy Is Inside.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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The final chase sequence is footage taken from universal soldier See more »

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Edited from Universal Soldier (1992) See more »

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Positive if not slightly sarcastic
16 January 2002 | by bretthowellSee all my reviews

This film is hilarious from the very first scene, which not only uses the same plot as that of Terminator 2 and the attack on the Cyberdyne building, it goes as far as actually using the real footage!!!

The film is a great laugh, not at all because of the very poor screen writing and appauling acting, but because it seems to have tried to compress every action movie into one. The plot is that of Die Hard, one guy on the inside against an overwhelming force of terrorists, and of course the guy has a grudge against the world for past problems.

But to top it all off the penultimate scene is once again not only the same as that of Universal Soldier, but they actually used the real footage! Again!

3 Films in one.

I recommend watching this just for the sheer hilarity, oh and the two really attractive women, Lori Loughlin, and another nice blonde who appears to be wearing the worlds shortest skirt.

Finally if this isn't a spoof, then the director and producers should seek mental guidance.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2001 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerte finale See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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