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On Hostile Ground (2000)

A geologist tries to prevent a huge sinkhole from devouring New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Director:

Mario Azzopardi

Writers:

Sharon Y. Cobb (screenplay), Sharon Y. Cobb (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Corbett ... Matt Andrews
Jessica Steen ... Allison Beauchamp
Brittany Daniel ... Cindy Evers
Andrew Kraulis ... Dalton
Peter Stebbings ... George Regan
Derwin Jordan ... Remy
Eugene Clark ... Mayor John Lafitte
Ron Gabriel Ron Gabriel ... Councilman
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Smiley
Shawn Lawrence ... Andre
Roger McKeen Roger McKeen ... Jimmy Gutro, PW Supervisor
John Boylan John Boylan ... Police Chief
Geoffrey Bowes Geoffrey Bowes ... Frank, Chief Engineer
Sandi Ross ... Voodoo Lady
Kirsten Bishop ... Women in BMW (as Kirsten Bishopric)
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Storyline

At the outskirts of New Orleans a sewage tunnel caves in; city officials are less concerned about the worker who was killed then about possible repercussions on the impending Mardi Gras in the French Quarter, which is the tourist hight point of the year in Louisiana, so the priority is to prevent a panic. Still Allison Beauchamp, under whose responsibility public works fall in city hall, calls on her intimate friend, geologist Matt Andrews, who is extremely cautious since an accident only he blames himself for, to investigate. Shortly after another cave in, he finds and reports -even arranging radar material was opposed by the Mardi Gras lobby- that such sink holes are caused by the lingering on of a fire in underground tunnels trough peat layers, so there's no way of telling where and when more sink-holes will collapse, but it may happen all over the city, and two million tourists joining in the reveling increase the risk, so everyone is in danger. However city press secretary George... Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinkhole See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,367, 8 April 2001

Gross USA:

$2,595
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Mardi Gras in New Orleans shot in Toronto in December! See more »

Goofs

New Orleans is below sea level resulting in a high water table. If you dig a hole a few feet deep it will likely fill with water. Yet in this movie the tunnels are 60-feet below ground and are bone dry despite being well below the water table. See more »

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Bungling and inept
5 June 2002 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

Utterly formulaic TV disaster movie in which New Orleans threatens to collapse in on itself as sinkholes open up under its streets at the height of Mardi Gras celebrations Naturally the straight arrow geologist is not believed as a devious majoral aide seeks to obscure evidence in order to avoid the cancellation of the parade

Bland actors,inadequate visual effects and a script that would only be mediocre if it improved by 200%

Why do movies like this get made at all? Who could possibly like them as they are inert and lifeless in every respect


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