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. It is not a question of if, but when London floods.

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Tony Mitchell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Rob Morrison
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Sam Morrison
Tom Courtenay ... Leonard Morrison
Joanne Whalley ... Patricia Nash
David Suchet ... DPM Campbell
Martin Ball Martin Ball ... Wyatt
Nigel Planer ... Keith Hoskins
Poppy Miller ... Nikki Fuller
Pip Torrens ... Army Liaison Officer
Peter Wight ... Johnson
David Hayman ... General Ashcroft
Jeremy Crutchley ... Bullman
Bart Fouche ... Chopper Pilot (as Bart Fouché)
Susan Wooldridge ... Penny
Ralph Brown ... Neil
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Storyline

Timely, yet terrifying, this movie 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 Robert Morrison (Robert Carlyle), his ex-wife Samantha "Sam" Morrison (Jessalyn Gilsig), and his father Professor Leonard Morrison (Sir Tom Courtenay), 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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Action | Drama | Thriller

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Last movie role of Moira Lister (Grandma). See more »

Goofs

At one point in the film, the authorities are alerted that St. Thomas' Hospital could not be evacuated in time; at this point the map correctly shows the hospital as located in Lambeth, right on the east bank of the Thames. Earlier in the film, however, a map shows the hospital located in Borough, right on the south bank; online maps show a Starbucks in that location instead. See more »

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[first lines]
Keith Hopkins: Malcolm, have you got the latest tidal readings from Wick?
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Alternate Versions

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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Oh just.....drown already.
12 January 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

When you read the premise, and see the cast list, you think you're going to be in for something quite special. The only thing I can really say is, didn't Ton Hardy develop his looks some years later? No, all joking aside, this really is a mess, the version I have is much longer then the running time suggests. There's nothing wrong with the story, it's quite clever, I have gripes with the acting, script, direction and special effects, all are generated dire, the likes of Robert Carlyle, David Suchet and David Hayman battle with what's basically a woeful script. Some of the worst extras acting you will ever see, mass panic, and they're static, and at one stage grinning. It's 2007, but the effects look at times as if they've come from a 1970's Doctor Who story.

I remembered this quite don't, time has not been kind to it. 4/10


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UK | South Africa | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Flood See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,272,729
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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