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Ice Quake (2010)

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Beneath the Alaskan landscape, the melting permafrost is about to drastically alter the tranquil scenery. As the permafrost thaws, underground rivers of volatile liquid Methane are created,... See full summary »

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Paul Ziller

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David Ray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fehr ... Michael Webster
Holly Elissa ... Emily Webster (as Holly Dignard)
Jodelle Ferland ... Tia Webster
Ryan Grantham ... Shane Webster
Rob LaBelle ... Bruce Worthington
Nicholas Carella ... Ram
Victor Garber ... Colonel Bill Hughes
Marsha Regis ... Carolyn
Sharon Taylor ... Jamie
Lane Edwards ... Reed
Kurt Max Runte ... Wallace
Aaron Pearl ... Cochrane
Dean Redman ... Sergeant
James Pizzinato ... Boy
MacKenzie Porter ... Girl
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Storyline

Beneath the Alaskan landscape, the melting permafrost is about to drastically alter the tranquil scenery. As the permafrost thaws, underground rivers of volatile liquid Methane are created, causing a succession of violent and destructive earthquakes. It's a race against time to stop the deadly rivers before they lead to a catastrophic explosion that threatens the planet. Written by Deeww

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Nature unleashed.


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Rated PG for disaster action and peril, and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eisbeben - Alarm in der Arktis See more »

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Goofs

The Boiling point of methane is -263.2°F The coldest recorded temperature on Earth is -135°F A flowing river of methane is physically impossible on this planet. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Bill Hughes: I could really use an eggnog.
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Here We Come a-Wassailling
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SyFy just made the north freeze over...
10 April 2011 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

For a SyFy movie, then "Ice Quake" took me by surprise and gave me a good, cold shake. This movie, unlike so many other SyFy movies, had a solid story, that you easily emerged yourself into, and it had good characters.

The movie boasts a couple of good actors as well, which help to bring the overall enjoyment up. These are Brendan Fehr (playing Michael Webster) and Victor Garber (playing colonel Bill Hughes). These two were the ones carrying the movie. But there were other good performances as well, the two children did good jobs as well; Jodelle Ferland (playing Tia Webster) and Ryan Grantham (playing Shane Webster).

As for the story, then it was a captivating and interesting story, as SyFy movie stories go, anyway. Subterranean methane in gas and liquid form are wrecking havoc on the snow-clad, frozen north. As as always in these type of disaster movies, it is up to a very small group of people to save the day. We have all seen these story lines before, so there is nothing new to be seen here. But still, it works well enough for the movie.

The effects in the movie were actually quite good for a SyFy movie. I liked them and they, for most parts, seemed real enough. And having good effects does help to elevate the enjoyment of a movie.

If you like natural disaster movies, then you should give "Ice Quake" a chance, despite it being a SyFy movies. SyFy does put out a lot of well-below average movies, but once in awhile they do come out with something good. And "Ice Quake" is one of those good movies.


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