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Supernova (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 5 September 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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John Harrison
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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 ... 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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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.


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Goofs

In an interview, one of the characters confirms that the Sun will go supernova and says this means it will expand and destroy the solar system. This is actually a closer description of what will happen when the Sun actually becomes a red giant. She should have said "explode" rather than "expand". See more »

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Dr. Austin Shepard: You make a good drink.
waitress: You make a good drunk.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Bomb!
3 October 2007 | by winner55See all my reviews

Why, oh why, do I keep getting suckered by promotional trailers for DVDs? Anyway, if you have seen the promo trailers for this film, be warned: they are clearly concerning another film never made, brief clips of which showing up in this one for no discernible reason whatsoever.

The principle problem here is a script that thinks it's a remake of "The Day After" but which would fit just about any daytime soap-opera. Since the premise of the film derives from astro-physics, the finale - a typically empty 'happy ending', having absolutely no grounding in any science whatsoever - makes no sense whatsoever.

Although the film actually avoids religion, let's put the matter in religious terms for clarification: Imagine Judgment Day; and God is really pee-ed off and decides no one is worth saving. Suddenly, Peter Pan's Tinkerbell pops up and reminds God that if he really really believes, creation can be saved. God smiles down on a half-dozen soap-opera stars (no, they haven't repented, what's to repent?), and suddenly we're all back in Eden.... - Scientifically speaking, that's "Supernova".

What brilliant con-artist convinced anybody this film could be made? And who are the emotionally troubled people who would like this garbage? By the way, if you're wondering whether one could watch this turkey all the way through, the answer is no; after giving it some 20 minutes, sheer boredom demanded I started skipping scenes sequentially trying to find something interesting to watch. I didn't. But I did watch the whole of the finale to see if there was anything important I'd missed. There wasn't.

And there wouldn't be anything important missed if you skipped the whole film.


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Official Sites:

Hallmark Channel

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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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Stereo | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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