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On Hostile Ground (2000)

A geologist tries to prevent a huge sinkhole from devouring New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Director:

Mario Azzopardi

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Sharon Y. Cobb (screenplay), Sharon Y. Cobb (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Corbett ... Matt Andrews
Jessica Steen ... Allison Beauchamp
Brittany Daniel ... Cindy Evers
Andrew Kraulis ... Dalton
Peter Stebbings ... George Regan
Derwin Jordan ... Remy
Eugene Clark ... Mayor John Lafitte
Ron Gabriel Ron Gabriel ... Councilman
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Smiley
Shawn Lawrence ... Andre
Roger McKeen Roger McKeen ... Jimmy Gutro, PW Supervisor
John Boylan John Boylan ... Police Chief
Geoffrey Bowes Geoffrey Bowes ... Frank, Chief Engineer
Sandi Ross ... Voodoo Lady
Kirsten Bishop ... Women in BMW (as Kirsten Bishopric)
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Storyline

At the outskirts of New Orleans a sewage tunnel caves in; city officials are less concerned about the worker who was killed then about possible repercussions on the impending Mardi Gras in the French Quarter, which is the tourist hight point of the year in Louisiana, so the priority is to prevent a panic. Still Allison Beauchamp, under whose responsibility public works fall in city hall, calls on her intimate friend, geologist Matt Andrews, who is extremely cautious since an accident only he blames himself for, to investigate. Shortly after another cave in, he finds and reports -even arranging radar material was opposed by the Mardi Gras lobby- that such sink holes are caused by the lingering on of a fire in underground tunnels trough peat layers, so there's no way of telling where and when more sink-holes will collapse, but it may happen all over the city, and two million tourists joining in the reveling increase the risk, so everyone is in danger. However city press secretary George... Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinkhole See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,367, 8 April 2001

Gross USA:

$2,595
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Mardi Gras in New Orleans shot in Toronto in December! See more »

Goofs

The exhaled breath of characters speaking to each other outside during the Mardi Gras parade is clearly visible. This almost certainly reveals the location not to be New Orleans in the spring time. See more »

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Blandly formulaic, but with terrifying sinkholes!
23 January 2001 | by JbbargerSee all my reviews

I have seen all of the recent crop of disaster films and just wish they would stop making them! Sinkholes?! Tornadoes and volcanoes can be scary, but sinkholes?! I can't get past the fact that moviemakers seem to have run out of ideas. In all fairness it was a cheap TV picture, but still, sinkholes?! Besides the weak natural disaster the movie follows every formula from every other movie of this type. The lead is afraid to evacuate due to some previous mistake, yet still has time for a love interest etc...


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