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Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)

Unrated | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 14 November 2004
Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.


Dick Lowry


Matt Dorff




Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Gibson ... Mitch Benson
Nancy McKeon ... Amy Harkin
Chandra West ... Rebecca Kerns
Brian Markinson ... Chris Haywood
Nancy Anne Sakovich ... Jane Benson (as Nancy Sakovich)
Randy Quaid ... Tornado Tommy Dixon
Dianne Wiest ... Shirley Abbott, Secretary of Energy
Brian Dennehy ... Andy Goodman
Ari Cohen ... Dan London
Christopher Shyer ... Craig Shilts
Arnold Pinnock ... Jason
Chad Willett ... Jeff Harkin
Hollis McLaren ... Helen Travers
Janaya Stephens ... Laura Harkin
Petra Wildgoose Petra Wildgoose ... Lindsay Benson


Tornado in Las Vegas. Heat in Chicago. Hail in Illinois. A snowfall and a storm force flows towards Chicago. It's just the beginning of a series of weather anomalies. The lights go off. People panic. A few courageous people are trying to solve the riddle of the infuriated nature and prevent mass destruction. Written by David Shahoumian <dave2070@gmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Tornadoes, hurricanes, blackouts...There is no shelter from this storm!


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Did You Know?


Towards the end of the film, there is stock footage from the television movie, The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990) See more »


When the lights go out at Wrigley Field, play could not have been affected, since it was a day game, and the lights would not have been on. See more »


Tornado Tommy: Look, Andy, you got to let that go, man. Quit beating yourself up about that.
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Edited from The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990) See more »

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17 November 2004 | by Daala_See all my reviews

Who directed this piece of crap and coerced such horrid performances from veteran actors? Is it just me or is Randy Quaid playing the same character he played in 'Independence Day'? The Dialogue is so laughable that I would rather the characters just didn't speak unless absolutely necessary because they have nothing worthwhile to say.

This movie surpasses 'The Day After Tomorrow' in the categories of "Tree Hugging" and "How Much Of My Political Agenda Can I Push On Other People?"

The plot is very weak. After two hours I am not concerned about the weather. Why is there anything with the power company in this movie. As if having power on when or even the couple of hours before the storm would have helped. You could not evacuate that many people in a few hours and if the storm was really that big the city would have lost power anyway. That whole part of the story line could and should have been omitted.

And what power company has no IT department but a single man that they contract work out to? PUH - LEASE!!!!!!!

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Release Date:

14 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Overload See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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