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On Hostile Ground (2000)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Matt Andrews
... Allison Beauchamp
... Cindy Evers
... Dalton
... George Regan
... Remy
... Mayor John Lafitte
Ron Gabriel ... Councilman
Ardon Bess ... Smiley
... Andre
Roger McKeen ... Jimmy Gutro, PW Supervisor
... Police Chief
Geoffrey Bowes ... Frank, Chief Engineer
... Voodoo Lady
... Women in BMW (as Kirsten Bishopric)


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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Release Date:

11 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sinkhole  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,367, 8 April 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,595, 15 April 2001
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Did You Know?


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


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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I've read the other reviews and I think some people have been watching a different movie
3 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

This was a competent disaster movie, with a nail biting last 15 minutes or so.

The special effects were very good, and this type of thing could easily happen in any town or city in the world in the right conditions

I have read the other reviews and can only assume that the writers must have been watching another movie.

This was a nice, and very well made and plausible disaster movie. With a real nail biting ending.

This was certainly not a funny movie.

I rate this film 8 out of 10 easy.

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