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Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997)

When brutal tidal waves suddenly destroy many coastal communities in a short period of time, John Wahl, a nobel prize winner, is brought out of his lazy retirement and back into service as ... See full summary »

Director:

George Miller

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Tedi Sarafian (story), Tedi Sarafian (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corbin Bernsen ... John Wahl
Julianne Phillips ... Jessica Weaver
Gregg Henry ... Edgar Purcell
Larry Brandenburg ... Frank Brisick
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Marlan Clark (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs)
Harve Presnell ... Stanley Schiff
Aki Aleong ... Dr. Agamo
Gene Wolande ... Jules Benard
Lance Wilson-White ... Chick (as Lance Wilson White)
Cheryl Francis Harrington ... Nurse
David Fabrizio ... Radio Officer
Stephen Bridgewater ... Workman (as Stephen Wesley Bridgewater)
Teddy Lane Jr. ... Paramedic
Andrew Walker ... Lab Technician
Clint Lilley ... Sniper
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When brutal tidal waves suddenly destroy many coastal communities in a short period of time, John Wahl, a nobel prize winner, is brought out of his lazy retirement and back into service as a consultant. He teams up with a Navy officer to find out the cause of the disaster. But when a ransom of one billion dollars is demanded, Wahl is the government's number one suspect. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Can't swim? Better learn.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Foniko tsunami See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the climactic ending, a second tsunami is created to "cancel out" the first tsunami. In fact, the two tsunamis will pass through each other and continue on. At the point where the two waves meet, for an instant the height will be the total of the two waves. See more »

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average low budget disaster movie
12 March 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

i just couldn't get all that excited about this movie.i mean,there are a few scenes of tidal waves,which look okay,i guess,but not spectacular.to me,,the parts of the movie involving the 2 main characters,seemed like an episode of moonlighting,more than anything else.and overall,the movie is the 2 characters trying to solve a mystery.there is an interesting angle in the movie,which i won't give away here.and as i mentioned earlier in a comment on'Killer Flood:the Day the Damn Broke',i had just watched 2 big budget disaster movies,'10.5'and its sequel '10.5:Apocalypse,which are to me,the best disaster movies i have seen so far.i guess 'Tidal Wave.No Escape',is about average,so 5/10 is my rating


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