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An earthquake reaching a 10.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, strikes the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. A large portion of land falls into the ocean, and the situation is worsened by aftershocks and tsunami.
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Series cast summary:
Kim Delaney ...  Dr. Samantha Hill 2 episodes, 2004
Fred Ward ...  Roy Nolan, FEMA Director 2 episodes, 2004
Ivan Sergei ...  Dr. Zack Nolan 2 episodes, 2004
Dulé Hill ...  Dr. Owen Hunter 2 episodes, 2004
Beau Bridges ...  President Paul Hollister 2 episodes, 2004
John Schneider ...  Clark Williams 2 episodes, 2004
Kaley Cuoco ...  Amanda Williams 2 episodes, 2004
Rebecca Jenkins Rebecca Jenkins ...  Governor Carla Williams 2 episodes, 2004
David Cubitt ...  Dr. Jordan Fisher 2 episodes, 2004
Brian Markinson ...  Daniel, Hollister's Advisor 2 episodes, 2004
John Cassini ...  Sean Morris, Hollister's Aide 2 episodes, 2004
Kim Hawthorne ...  Jill Hunter 2 episodes, 2004
Jill Krop Jill Krop ...  Anchor #1 2 episodes, 2004
Marrett Green Marrett Green ...  Anchor #2 2 episodes, 2004
Dagmar Midcap Dagmar Midcap ...  Anchor #3 2 episodes, 2004
Marke Driesschen Marke Driesschen ...  Anchor #4 2 episodes, 2004
David Berner David Berner ...  Reporter #1 2 episodes, 2004
Claire Riley Claire Riley ...  Reporter #2 2 episodes, 2004
Linda Ko ...  Reporter #3 2 episodes, 2004
Johannah Newmarch ...  Journalist #1 2 episodes, 2004
Zahf Paroo ...  Journalist #2 2 episodes, 2004
Peter Benson ...  Journalist #3 2 episodes, 2004
Angela Moore ...  Journalist #4 2 episodes, 2004
Bobby Stewart Bobby Stewart ...  Drill Tech #1 2 episodes, 2004
Peter Shinkoda ...  Drill Tech #2 2 episodes, 2004
Gary Pearl Gary Pearl ...  Military Medic #1 2 episodes, 2004
Kyle Stein Kyle Stein ...  Military Medic #2 2 episodes, 2004
Craig March ...  Man #1 2 episodes, 2004
Sandra Ferens Sandra Ferens ...  Woman #1 2 episodes, 2004
Alf Humphreys ...  Family Father 2 episodes, 2004
Chilton Crane ...  Family Mother 2 episodes, 2004
Leanne Adachi Leanne Adachi ...  Communications Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Michael Adamthwaite ...  Blockade Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Emy Aneke ...  Check Point Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Hayden Baptiste Hayden Baptiste ...  Young Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Warren Christie ...  Jimmy 2 episodes, 2004
Kendall Cross ...  Helipad Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Aaron Douglas ...  Tent City Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Jodelle Ferland ...  Little 'Wow!' Girl 2 episodes, 2004
Bill Fink Bill Fink ...  Sick Man 2 episodes, 2004
Lorena Gale ...  Geologist 2 episodes, 2004
Iris Graham Iris Graham ...  Zoe Cameron 2 episodes, 2004
Alex Gregory Alex Gregory ...  Dylan 2 episodes, 2004
Bart Gregory Bart Gregory ...  Dylan 2 episodes, 2004
Biski Gugushe ...  Messenger Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Zvonimir Hace Zvonimir Hace ...  Check Point Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Curtis Harrison ...  Eddy 2 episodes, 2004
Sarah-Anne Hepher Sarah-Anne Hepher ...  Sister 2 episodes, 2004
Gary Hetherington ...  Mayor Spaulding 2 episodes, 2004
James Hutson ...  Nolan's Aide 2 episodes, 2004
Erin Karpluk ...  Rachel, Williams' Aide 2 episodes, 2004
John Lafia John Lafia ...  Irate Man 2 episodes, 2004
D. Neil Mark ...  Major Bennet 2 episodes, 2004
Alison Matthews ...  Donna, Press Secretary 2 episodes, 2004
J.R. Messado J.R. Messado ...  Calvin Hunter 2 episodes, 2004
Teniel Messado Teniel Messado ...  Tamika Hunter 2 episodes, 2004
James Purcell James Purcell ...  Seismologist 2 episodes, 2004
Matthew Sharp ...  Troy Keller 2 episodes, 2004
John Shaw ...  Principal 2 episodes, 2004
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The West coast of Northern America suffers an unprecedented series of major earthquakes in a matter of days, puzzling seismologists, including Dr. Jordan Fisher's team. His maverick assistant Samantha Hill comes up with a theory, which they confirm on site, that a deep tectonic rift links them and is likely to sink most of California into the Pacific. The only imaginable countermeasure are subterranean nuclear explosions. Three succeed, one rather causes a new problem. Meanwhile federal and other authorities as well as various people wrestle with side-effects like landslides and cope with a huge refugees exodus. Written by KGF Vissers

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The Greatest Quake in Human History threatens to Rock The World! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10.5: Apocalypse See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The filmmakers never received permission to use the trademarked name "Space Needle." In order to circumvent this, it is spelled "Spaceneedle" when it appears in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Jordan Fisher is in the helicopter reporting water temperature changes at Lake Mead, he is giving figures over a hundred (indicating degrees Fahrenheit). Scientists, however, generally use the Celsius scale in which water boils at 100 degrees and cannot get hotter and remain liquid except under pressure. Furthermore, the lake surface is shown as already boiling, which, on the Fahrenheit scale, occurs at 212 degrees, not at the 95 - 107 degrees reported in the dialogue. It's wrong in either scale. See more »

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President Paul Hollister: When the left hand finally realizes what the right hand is doing, it's exploded in all of our faces.
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References Armageddon (1998) See more »

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The worst example of "BAD SCIENCE"
4 May 2004 | by Colin-LindaSee all my reviews

Screenwriters must believe in the power of the atom. I've seen most of the disaster flicks, dating back to the 60s. I must be drawn to them because it's my long time home in Los Angeles that they always ruin. The result of these epics is seeing LA blown to bits. It's always a nuke to save LA, but it never works.

What about that computer screen showing the exact magnitude of the quakes as they happen. In REAL TIME! Did the writers ask how this is done in the real world?

This mini was a complete waste of my time and the producer's money. I simply cannot express just how bad the science was, or the acting, or the camera work. The very concept was flawed. "Let's blow up LA" has been done before.

Did a writer figure out there are interconnecting "Super Faults", 700 miles deep under the west coast? Is this how it started? Well, that's how it ended.

By the third hour of this yawner, I wanted push the buttons on those five devices and atomize this whole mess.

Did they think we would be so gullible to actually suspend our disbelief for four hours? HA!

I gave it g/naout of 10,000, simply because there was no "zero" option.


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