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Supernova (2005)

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A scientific possibility becomes a terrifying reality when the most powerful force in the universe threatens to hurtle home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Perry ... Dr. Chris Richardson
Tia Carrere ... Lisa Delgado
Peter Fonda ... Dr. Austin Shepard
Clemency Burton-Hill ... Ginny McKillip
Emma Samms ... Laurie Stephenson
Jessica Brooks ... Brooke Richardson
Eliza Bennett ... Haley Richardson
Marcus Jean Pirae ... Dr. Marshall Peters
Philip Lenkowsky Philip Lenkowsky ... Grant Cole
Ronald Pickup ... Dr. Malcolm Handey
Lance Henriksen ... Colonel Harlan Williams
Didier Moestus Didier Moestus ... Agent Bott
Patrick John Walton ... Agent Means (as Patrick Walton)
Gregory Carew Gregory Carew ... Bone (as Greg Carew)
Nkuli Kgositsile Nkuli Kgositsile ... Linda Darlington
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Storyline

A scientific possibility becomes a terrifying reality when the most powerful force in the universe threatens to hurtle home. An astrophysicist Christopher Richardson who discovers that the sun is about to explode, and take the Earth with it, unless he can find a way to prevent it. Tia Carrere, Peter Fonda, Emma Samms, and Lance Henriksen round out the game cast. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The day the world catches fire.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Hallmark Channel

Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supernova - Wenn die Sonne explodiert See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

90 minutes in there's a television report playing on TV in the kitchen. The report clearly tells us that the death row convict is in a maximum security prison in Pretoria, which is in South Africa, not Australia. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Austin Shepard: You make a good drink.
waitress: You make a good drunk.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Poorly researched
11 November 2005 | by imdb-10420See all my reviews

This movie is full of holes. It's the middle of the day in Sydney at the same time as the Sahara, India and what I presume to be Central America, when they're all meant to be in Australia they keep changing the side of the road that they're driving on, the number plates are not Australian (the cars either), half the street signs don't even exist here, waitresses in cafés don't wear uniforms (except at Starbucks), the only Australian accents are terrible, the desert scenes are definitely more like 14 than 4 hours drive from Sydney - everything about Australia in particular is just wrong! And that's because clearly none of it was shot in Australia. Oh and incidentally - we don't have the death penalty in Australia.

Extend that analysis to pretty much every other aspect of the movie and the only conclusion you can draw is that whoever wrote the script lives on a desert island without so much as an Internet connection. Even the Sun manages to explode on only one lateral plane (that which includes the orbit of Earth), and when the city's burning, the riot police waste their water on looters.

It's really difficult to tell what's going on where (and when) because of all these obvious inconsistencies. It wasn't until Luke Perry says "St Louis is half way around the other side of the world" that I really became convinced that they were meant to be in Australia. Couple all of that with a triumvirate of bad special effects, flat acting and a recycled doomsday premise and you've got a real stinker. A complete waste of time if you ask me.

Still, it wasn't as bad as The Perfect Storm.


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