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Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Rob Morrison
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Samantha 'Sam' Morrison
Tom Courtenay ... Prof. Leonard Morrison
Joanne Whalley ... Patricia Nash
David Suchet ... Deputy Prime Minister Campbell
Nigel Planer ... Keith Hopkins
Ralph Brown ... Neil Stafford
Gottfried John ... Arthur Moyes
Tom Hardy ... Zak
Pip Torrens ... Army Liaison Officer Richardson
Susan Wooldridge ... Penny
David Hayman ... Major General Ashcroft
Martin Ball Martin Ball ... Wyatt
Poppy Miller ... Nikki Fuller
Peter Wight ... Johnson - Transport Chief
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Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the Barrier, torrents of water pour into the city. The lives of millions of Londoners are at stake. Top marine engineers and barrier experts Rob, his ex-wife Sam and his father Leonard Morrison, have only a few hours to save the city from total devastation. A real probability in a real location. It is not a question of if, but when London floods. Written by Jonathan Rutter / Matthew Sanders

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It's coming straight for us.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger inondation See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The flood that is mentioned in the film as a similar flood to the massive coming flood was the North Sea flood of 1953. See more »

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At the beginning of the film the wave heights are report in feet. The UK Meteorological Office, as does all meteorological and marine agencies, record wave heights and tidal ranges in meters. See more »

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[first lines]
Keith Hopkins: Malcolm, have you got the latest tidal readings from Wick?
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There are at least two vastly different versions: original ITV two-part mini-series running for more than three hours, and 106-minute DVD version. See more »

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Awkward and Disappointing
1 January 2008 | by gary-444See all my reviews

The production values for this film make it fall short of Hollywood blockbuster status, and the script makes it fall short of cult status. What is left is a tired formulaic attempt at the disaster movie genre that will disappear with the ebb tide.

A decent cast, are either miss cast, or cannot be bothered.The beautiful Joanne Whalley is unable to bring any gravitas to the role of Police Commissioner Nash who wears the most irritating matching waist clincher above her skirt.

Jessalyn Gilseg plays the heavyweight part of Director of the Thames Barrier with all the conviction of a fairground candy floss. Her Canadian nationality and accent were presumably drafted in to appeal to a transatlantic audience. It, and she, fails.Her initial appearance in a tight fitting pink jogging suit as she arrives at work is risible.

The part of the "Siren old git who was right" is played by Tom Courtenay as though he is acting in his sleep, and the various plot twists that are designed to energise his son, played by Robert Carlyle, struggle to get any response from him.

Nigel Planer looks determined to commit ritual hari kari for his failings as Met Office Director, or for his acting, or both, and only David Suchet emerges with some credit for his role as Deputy PM.

There was enough in the story, and the cast and the effects to have produced a decent effort. Alas that did not happen.


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