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Power Play (2003)

A reporter attempts to figure out why there has been an energy crisis in the United States. Complicating matters are a series of aftershocks from a powerful earthquake, strangers firing ... See full summary »

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... Gabriella St.John
... Clemens
... Travis Gentry
... D.C.
... Sara Rose (as Boti Ann Bliss)
Prince Gharios ... Pallbearer (as Mauricio Guerios)
... Abbott
... Soldier
... McCullough
... Joel
... Dr. Eisley
... Rita
... Zendon
... Susan Breecher
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A reporter attempts to figure out why there has been an energy crisis in the United States. Complicating matters are a series of aftershocks from a powerful earthquake, strangers firing weapons at him, and the disappearance of some workers attempting to investigate businesses who have harmed the environment. Written by Anonymous

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25 April 2003 (Japan)  »

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During the car chase, two cars hit head to head and the bad guy's 4x4 hits them, is thrown in the air, and is clearly seen to come down hard on the front end. We see the front right wheel buckle and break off the axle. Moments later it's chasing our hero. See more »

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Total Power Failure
2 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The blurb on the DVD box made this sound very promising.

From the first scene, one had to wonder just what sort of production this was going to be. Thank goodness the bad guys shot that hysterical shrieking greenie - her acting was just too much to bear. I think we were all wanting to do that ourselves.

The earthquake scenes were so drawn out and repetitive, and the props so fake.

As for the first car chase, since when has every car involved in every car smash burst into flames?? (I think the German APCs did in Eagles Dare). The second car chase, when every car in LA was immobilized by the quake our second shrieker was able to talk on her mobile, avoid all the wrecks, and the pursuer was equally immune from the chaos. Like the first scene, it was a mercy when the poor girl perished.

Now, the ultimate destruction of the power plant was about as awful as the earthquake scenes.

Overall, perhaps the worst movie I have ever seen.


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