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The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.

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Ryan Beckett
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Dr. Matthew Sallin
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Julie McGrath
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Special Agent Kellaway
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President Nelson
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Faith Beckett
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General Timothy Moore
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Anderson
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Fingers (as Samuel Lloyd)
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MacVaughn
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Styles
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Norris
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Janet Hill
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Tara Beckett
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Josh Hammond ...
Matt
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Krissy
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Mayor Salizar
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City Engineer
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Tech
Tom Billett ...
SWAT Officer

Directed by

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James Seale

Written by

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Graham Winter ... (written by) &
Rebecca Morrison ... (written by)
 
Steve Latshaw ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Don Dunn ... line producer
Neil Elman ... co-producer
Lisa M. Hansen ... producer
Paul Hertzberg ... producer

Music by

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Bill Brown

Cinematography by

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Maximo Munzi

Film Editing by

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Mark Manos

Editorial Department

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Yael Farkas ... post-production assistant
Natasha Gjurokovic ... additional editor
Mato ... color timer

Casting By

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Fern Champion
Mark Paladini

Production Design by

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Timothy Roberts

Art Direction by

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Thomas Monauni

Set Decoration by

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Jennifer Knepshield

Costume Design by

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Nikki Siegenberg

Makeup Department

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Simone Almekias-Siegl ... key makeup artist/hair
Michelle Grant ... assistant makeup artist/hair
Luciana Mazieiro ... assistant makeup artist/hair
Michelle Werner ... assistant makeup artist/hair

Production Management

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Don Dunn ... unit production manager
Larry Ferguson Jr. ... post-production supervisor
Christopher Kulikowski ... post-production supervisor
Vicki L. Sawyer ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rachel Dickson ... second assistant director
Justin W. Hill ... second second assistant director
Mitch Kelleher ... first assistant director: additional photography
Otto Michael Penzato ... first assistant director (as Otto Penzato)

Art Department

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Michael J. Bertolina ... on-set dresser
Brandon Bloch ... dresser
Chris Dechert ... assistant property master
R.J. Dewitt ... dresser
Brad Heiner ... dresser
Lee Lazarow ... property master
Charles Lewis ... assistant property master (as Charles C. Lewis II)
Paula Madsen ... dresser
Larry Sadler ... dresser
Salvador Santoro ... dresser
Jeffrey Sebelia ... leadman
Tony Sgarro ... dresser
Timothy Sheehan ... dresser
Christopher Sprinkle ... scenic painter
Yudai Sugano ... dresser

Sound Department

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Cary Butler ... foley artist
Paul Drenning ... adr recordist
Eric Enroth ... sound mixer
Stephen Fitzmaurice ... re-recording mixer (as Steve Fitzmaurice)
Stephen M. Galvin ... adr editor (as Stephen Galvin) / dialogue editor (as Stephen Galvin)
Patrick M. Griffith ... supervising sound editor
Lionel Luna ... boom operator
Mike Macarty ... sound effects editor
Steve McCarty ... sound editor
Chris Ostler ... sound recordist
Timothy Pearson ... foley artist (as Tim Pearson)
Galen L. Senogles ... sound effects editor (as Galen Senogles)
John Peccatiello ... foley coordinator (uncredited)
Noel Vought ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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W. Kimball Englehart ... effects assistant
Giuliano Fiumani ... effects assistant
Josh Hakian ... effects assistant (as Joshua Hakian)
Jonathan Kombrinck ... effects assistant
Greg Landerer ... special effects coordinator (as Gregory C. Landerer)
Richard Landerer ... effects assistant
Ryan John Thuotte ... effects assistant (as Ryan Thuotte)

Visual Effects by

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Steven Davis ... computer graphics
Derry Frost ... head of production: Amalgamated Pixels, Inc.
Brady Hallongren ... title opticals supervisor
Sean Hewitt ... optical printer operator
Michael Morreale ... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels, Inc. (as Michael J. Morreale)
Jeremy Oddo ... data supervisor
Phillip Palousek ... visual effects coordinator
Michael Pecchia ... compositor
Chad Royer ... compositor
Rita Schrag ... optical printing supervisor
Gregory S. Scribner ... compositor
Larry Shultz ... 3D animator / 3D modeler
Jim Stewart ... optical design

Stunts

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Jeffrey G. Barnett ... utility stunts (as Jeff Burnett)
Chris Carnel ... utility stunts
Alisa Christensen ... utility stunts (as Alicia Christensen)
Scott Coyote ... utility stunts (as Scotty Coyote)
Bret Davidson ... utility stunts
Pat E. Johnson ... utility stunts
Janie Liszewski ... utility stunts
Jim Maniaci ... utility stunts
Larry Rippenkroeger ... utility stunts
Tony Snegoff ... utility stunts
Dan Southworth ... utility stunts
Warren A. Stevens ... stunt coordinator
Bobby Wood ... utility stunts (as R. Bobby Wood)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Antonio Aguilar ... key grip
Rob Carius ... best boy electric (as Rob J. Carius)
Matthew Coleman ... electrician
Brian Dawson ... best boy electric (as Brian M. Dawson) / electrician
Steve Francis ... electrician
David Hammer ... power pod technician
Michael Hart ... electrician
Brad Heiner ... best boy grip
John Hoffma ... electrician
Renaldo Jackson ... electrician
Albert Lopez ... gaffer
Paul Mayne ... electrician
Joe Melichar ... electrician
Larry Newberg ... still photographer
Ila Packman ... electrician
Perry H. Patterson ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
David M. Rakoczy ... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Rayford ... electrician
Bradley Richard ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Bradley V. Richard)
K. Blair Rogers ... camera loader
Philip D. Schwartz ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Philip Schwartz)
Ryan Sheehan ... electrician
Kennith G. Smith ... dolly grip
Zed Starkovich ... electrician (as Zed B. Starkovich)
Robert F. Stern ... best boy grip
Brian Stransky ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Sean Tanner ... gaffer (as Sean Forest Tanner)
Kenneth W. Thornton ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Kenneth Thornton)
Aiken Weiss ... steadicam operator
William Rick Young ... electrician (as Rick Young)

Casting Department

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Joseph Hicks ... extras casting
Scott Rosen ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gail De Krassell ... costume supervisor (as Gail De Krassel)

Location Management

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Robin Boyarsky ... location assistant
Jeffrey Brown ... location scout
Kevin Collins ... assistant location manager (as Kevin J. Collins)
Christopher F. Fuentes ... location manager (as Christopher F. 'Chris' Fuentes)
Elaine Geffen ... location assistant
Monica Teson Hahn ... location assistant
B. Hill ... location assistant
Brad Hill ... location manager
Ryan Hoke ... location assistant
Theodore Kapner ... location production assistant
Michael Percival ... location manager (as J. Michael Percival)
David Sadowsky ... location assistant

Music Department

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Jamie Christopherson ... assistant to composer / additional music programmer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Robin Bishop ... driver
Randy Brown ... driver: cast
Curt A. Butrum ... driver (as Curt Adam Butrum)
Michael Callahan ... driver
David Carpenter ... driver
James Foy ... driver: water truck
Jon Gearhart ... driver
Austin Haller ... helicopter handler
Dash Hart ... driver
Geno Hart ... transportation coordinator
Jose A. Jimenez ... driver: picture car (as José Jimenez)
Chris Larson ... driver
Steve Larson ... transportation dispatcher
Larry Levine ... transportation captain (as Lucky Larry Levine)
Charles A. Moore ... driver
Esteban Munoz ... driver: production van
Marty Osborne ... picture car coordinator
Manuel Ruiz ... driver
Ted Trella ... driver

Other crew

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Scott Ankeny ... set production assistant (as Cary Scott Ankeny)
Joseph Ash ... geological advisor
Genie Babcock ... script supervisor
Scottie Bairstow ... key set production assistant
Jennifer Barragan ... office production assistant
Brandon Bloch ... set production assistant
Gerald Bronner ... chef
Jason Capone ... post-production accountant
Marjorie Chodorov ... production accountant
Pamela Corey ... assistant to the producers
Angela Curtis ... craft service
Bill Davis ... automatic weapons coordinator
Salvador De Anda ... chef
Laurette Dobson ... script supervisor (as Laurette 'Tita' Dobson)
Brenda Doby ... production financing
Michael Eick ... set medic
Antonio García ... assistant chef
Adam Gordon ... assistant to the producers
Faye Green ... assistant production coordinator
Steve Gregoropoulos ... legal services
Willo Hausman ... office production assistant
Laura Hays ... set production assistant
Rosa Hernandez ... post production accountant
Millie Hirsch ... studio teacher (as Millie Lucas Hirsch)
Valerie Hoffman ... production coordinator
Janet Housden ... legal clearances
Sariah Jillette ... key set production assistant
Pat Johnson ... technical advisor: Special Forces
Sebastian Lazarus ... office production assistant
Ila Packman ... condor operator
Frederic Perrin ... caterer
Edgar Rodriguez ... assistant chef (as J. Edgar Rodriguez)
Carlos Ruelas ... assistant chef
Roy Ruiz ... security coordinator (as Roy Roman Ruiz)
Robert G. Sattler ... insurance broker
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen ... production assistant: additional photography
Mike Sedan ... assistant production coordinator
Daniel Shultz ... set production assistant (as Daniel E. Shultz)
Gary J. Sims ... payroll services (as Gary Sims)
Peter Smith ... set production assistant (as Peter 'The Chef' Smith)
Alfonso Soacha ... assistant chef
Andrew Stevens ... assistant accountant (as Hugh Janus)
Paul Townsend Cottrell ... set medic (as Paul T. Cottrell)
Greg Webb ... production consultant (as G.A. Webb)
Gabrielle Weidman ... office production assistant (as Gabrielle J. Widman)

Thanks

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Jeff Okin ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After a disastrous nuclear accident, scientists discover the earth's tectonic plates are shifting and creating immense pressure that will destroy the earth in a fiery global eruption, and it's up to a few top scientists to find a way to stop it! Written by Yocke

Plot Keywords
Taglines La Terre est en péril... (Earth is in peril...) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Deep Core 2002 (Japan, English title)
  • Second Impact (France)
  • Impact imminent (France)
  • Scorcher - Die Erde brennt (Germany)
  • Punto cero: Los Ángeles (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The earthquake in the tunnel scene used tunnel scenes from the movie Daylight (1996). See more »
Goofs When the two helicopters check for the status of the team in the supposedly evacuated and empty Los Angeles, normal commuter traffic can be seen crossing a bridge. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Terminator 2 (1991). See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Arctic explorer 1: Hey! Don't die on me yet!
Arctic explorer 2: Give me your hand!
[He grabs hold of the hand]
Arctic explorer 2: How much further?
Arctic explorer 1: Over the ridge!
[They go over the ridge and witness part of Antarctica in flames]
Arctic explorer 2: What the hell is that?
[pause]
Arctic explorer 2: Is that what you were expecting?
Arctic explorer 1: No! It's much worse!
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