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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

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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Trivia

This movie lifts a LOT of identical footage from Terminator 2 in the opening sequence. In fact, they even use the company name Cyberdine Systems in both movies to avoid changing the signs. See more »

Connections

Edited from Universal Soldier (1992) See more »

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It's a Treat for action movie fans.
16 January 2002 | by redwing_ukSee all my reviews

Apart from the first ten minutes, which are shamelessly lifted DIRECTLY from Terminator 2 (exactly the same shots - maybe they couldn't afford to do their own explosions)this is brilliant b-movie fare, encapsulating several Shakespearean themes in a twenty-first contextualisation, with that fine character actor Treat Williams expertly dealing with the conflicting emotions, weight problems and freak bad luck thrown at the lead man. Go and see this film: the dialogue may be a touch wooden, the effects a touch cheap and the acting a touch awful but you can see that there is a touch of class about this movie.


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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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