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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Atkinson ... Josh
Lexi Johnson ... Kat Rivers
Eric Etebari ... Mayor Jones
Amy Paffrath ... Jessica
Harry Van Gorkum ... Professor Irwin
Tom Schanley ... Robson
Victoria Gabrielle Platt ... Ava
Matthew Willig ... Serge
Kelcey Watson ... Lt. Talbot
Christina Wren ... Simon
Sachin Bhatt ... Kent
John Patrick Jordan ... Bennett
Tom Parker ... Stern
Matt Riedy ... Foreman
Cris D'Annunzio ... Murph


Struggling screenwriter Josh Kendricks finds himself the star of his own disaster movie when super volcanoes begin erupting all over Los Angeles Now Josh, along with wacko-scientist-turned-novelist Quinn Irwin and Hollywood diva Kat Rivers, must band together to get Quinns' research to the mayor and save the city before it blows in one final eruption.

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Release Date:

6 January 2018 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Estallido en Los Ángeles See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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4 Mile Productions See more »
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Had the SFX not been 1980's quality, this may have had some potential.
1 February 2018 | by TheTopDawgSee all my reviews

I just finished watching Shockwave - Countdown to Disaster (2017) and I'm pretty sure this film used the same lame SFX people, only this films SFX were a little better than the latter.

Novice director and writer Sean Cain (primarily experienced as a film editor according to his IMDb resume) did a fairly decent job in both departments considering his lack of experience.

All the B & C grade actors were surprisingly convincing in their roles, except in the last 15 mins of the film, where the acting got a little laxed, cheesy and unconvincing, especially the Russian bodyguard and his clearly fake accent.

It seemed the writing and directing were also off towards the end as well - seemed rushed, maybe due to time and budget constraints.

Overall, I've seen worse B-grade films and also a handful better ones. This was in the middle, although the acting was much stronger, but the poor SFX dropped it down a notch or two for me. Had the producers invested a little more in that department, or even find some SFX/VFX final-year student with skills (so many out there) that would have created 10x better effects (probably for free just to have their name in the credits), this B-grade film would have been a winner for me.

Would I see it again or recommend it? Nope. Did I still enjoy it? Sure. It's a 6/10 from me... primarily for the decent acting and interesting story.

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