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Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003)

An architect and his son become trapped inside a dam that is about to burst.


Doug Campbell


Peter Beckwith (story), Joseph Broido (story) | 2 more credits »

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Complete credited cast:
Joe Lando ... David Arthur Powell
Matthew Ewald ... Garth Powell
Michele Greene ... Natalie Powell
Christopher Kriesa ... Frank
Bruce Boxleitner ... Mr. Walker
Joshua J. Masters Joshua J. Masters ... Deputy Bloom
D.K. Kelly D.K. Kelly ... Sheriff Ted Metcalf
Danny Johnson ... Bruce
Celeste Oliva ... Diane Gonzalo
Lana Young ... Jeanine Mackey (as Lisa Young Robinson)
Patrick Shea Patrick Shea ... Ken Sanders


When the dam in the town of Rutland starts to show signs of wear. David Powell, the architect who originally worked on the dam but was removed and who left town after he was black balled by Walker, the man who only cares about making a profit; returns. He insists that the dam be drained and inspected but Walker claims it would take too long and would be too costly. David goes to the dam and notices a few anomalies. He then tries to warn the deputy mayor who happens to be his estranged wife but out of anger she refuses to listen. Also David tries to reconnect with his son who resents his desertion. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Action | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flood Zone See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the dam breaks, two shots of the water coming over the top of the dam have actually been taken from Dante's Peak (1997). See more »


When they are both drowning in the room at the beginning of the movie and the boy swims back up to the top there is a hand under his armpit helping him up. His father is on the other side. See more »


Edited from Dante's Peak (1997) See more »

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Not even laughably bad...
16 April 2006 | by brixtonmanSee all my reviews

Possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. Pathetic in almost every way.

I threw the DVD straight in the bin - I didn't even think it was fair to give it to the local thrift shop.

The effects are beyond a joke. The dam control room looks like cardboard. The water looks way out of scale with the backgrounds - nothing works.

Then there is the limp plot - about as much depth as a Scooby Doo cartoon.

I couldn't wait for them all to drown.

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