The O.C. (2003–2007)
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The Night Moves 

In the immediate aftermath of a violent earthquake that rocks Newport, everyone tries to struggle to stay together and keep their spirits up. Sandy and Kristen are stranded at the local ... See full summary »


Patrick R. Norris (as Patrick Norris)


Josh Schwartz (created by), Stephanie Savage

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Autumn Reeser ... Taylor Townsend
Willa Holland ... Kaitlin Cooper
Kevin Sorbo ... Frank Atwood
Paula Trickey ... Veronica Townsend
Aaron Fors ... Gary
Lorna Scott ... Beatrice
Scott Krinsky ... Darryl
Ricardo Molina ... ER Doctor
Craig Susser Craig Susser ... Ham Guy


In the immediate aftermath of a violent earthquake that rocks Newport, everyone tries to struggle to stay together and keep their spirits up. Sandy and Kristen are stranded at the local shopping center where Kristen has an accident. Across town, Julie and Kailin are stranded in a demolished ice cream parlor on the pier with a pitiful worker of the place. Meanwhile, Ryan is seriously wounded with a piece of glass in his side, but keeps the news from Taylor to avoid panicking her. Seth soon learns of Ryan's condition and attempts to drive him to safety while Summer and Taylor search the ruins of the Roberts house for Summer's missing rabbit, leading to Taylor having a confrontation with her mother. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance








Release Date:

15 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


As the Cohen family returns to their home, in the view of the house, a black BMW 745 used by Sandy in first two seasons is visible, but in the next shot, they step out of a black Lexus RX 400h (car used by Sandy in season 4). See more »


Seth Cohen: [Ryan has woken up in the hospital after getting hurt in the earthquake, Seth is sitting in a chair in his room] Although, you're going to have to wrap your head about the fact that we're really brothers now... We're blood brothers.
Ryan Atwood: You... donated blood?
Seth Cohen: Eh, I had an extra few pints flowing through my veins. It was no big deal.
Ryan Atwood: Hm. You're not a big fan of needles.
Seth Cohen: Nor of fainting, it turns out. But, the bank was a little low and us O negative guys gotta stick together.
Ryan Atwood: Hm. It's weird, cause all ...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Good, not great
25 February 2007 | by jgibbon08See all my reviews

I have been a fan of the OC since it was first aired and I own every available season on DVD, so I like most of the episodes. Although this episode was extremely enjoyable, there were some flaws that bugged me. First off, there is an earthquake in Orange County. Yes, it is possible and it was a cliffhanger at the end of the last episode, but from the wise words of Seth Cohen, this is "proof pudding" that the OC has truly run out of ideas. Another problem is the scene in the ice cream shop when Caitlin gives the boy faking the asthma attack "CPR". Apart from her performing CPR incorrectly, anyone with common sense knows you never ever perform CPR on a person having an asthma attack. That was just a dumb addition, they could have made Caitlin and Julie aware of this kid's feelings in some other way. Despite these flaws, this episode is definitely worth a viewing. It is charming and heartwarming, and I couldn't help but laugh when Veronica Townshend was walking with crutches.

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