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Meltdown: Days of Destruction (2006)

Despite scientist Nathan's warnings, his boss continues an experiment meant as publicity for his satellite firm: exploding an asteroid. Instead it splits, and the major piece, the size of ... See full summary »

Director:

J.P. Howell

Writer:

Rick Drew
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... Tom
Vincent Gale ... Nathan
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Carly
Venus Terzo ... Bonnie
Amanda Crew ... Kimberly
Ryan McDonell ... C.J.
Greg Anderson ... Mick
Bill Dow ... Olsen
Patricia Drake Patricia Drake ... ER Nurse
Philip Granger ... Frank
David Quinlan ... Gary
Dee Jay Jackson Dee Jay Jackson ... Fire Chief
Donovan Cerminara ... Goon Leader
Bruno Verdoni ... Garner
Derek Hamilton ... Rat Leader
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Storyline

Despite scientist Nathan's warnings, his boss continues an experiment meant as publicity for his satellite firm: exploding an asteroid. Instead it splits, and the major piece, the size of Iceland, changes course to earth. It is deflected but so close that it shift our course closer to the sun, causing rapid extreme heating, hopefully only mid-term. Nathan warns his sister, TV journalist Carly, and she her lover, police detective Tom. He brings his unruly daughter Kim, her ex-con lover C.J. and her mother, nurse Bonnie, when Nathan offers a flight to a friend's Arctic weather station. Tom takes charge of a dangerous trip to the airport, as everywhere on earth things catch fire and people fight for water, transport and sheer looting. Written by KGF Vissers

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The earth is burning!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence
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Trivia

Not to be confused with an old John Carpenter project called "Meltdown", a 1977-1978 adaptation of the "Prometheus Cris" novel, later set to star Dolph Lundgren and to be directed by John Dahl in 1994. But even though Casper Van Dien had also been attached to it in 1997-1998, that project had nothing to do with "Meltdown: Days of Destruction". Writer/director of Rick Drew developed the story from scratch and claims he had never heard of the Carpenter script and received sole credit from the WGA. See more »

Goofs

The group takes a 'refrigerated truck' in order to have cool air for the engine and gas tank, but when they are driving away it is obvious that the drivers compartment is completely open to the rest of the interior - this would be a problem during normal use as it would freeze the driver. See more »

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References Clueless (1995) See more »

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Not Too Hot But It Did Try
25 April 2008 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

From the opening sequence I thought I had MELTDOWN nailed as a cross genre film which mixes DEEP IMPACT with a cop thriller . This seemed a strange idea , but that's not how the plot unravels . Apparently the near miss with the asteroid causes the Earth to spin off its axis which leads to the world's temperature rising , rising and rising . So we've got a plot featuring something similar to the novels of Wyndham and John Christopher where a group of people have to find sanctuary or else they'll join most of the world's population in dying a slow terrible death

I can't say MELTDOWN is a great apocalypse movie but since it's a direct to video/DVD film therefore lacking a big budget it's a relatively good meaningless time waster . My only real problem is a line of dialogue spouted by the scientist character in the sewer which happens half way the running time which will you leave you gasping " oh dear I think they've given away the ending ! "


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Release Date:

2 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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