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Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)

Unrated | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 14 November 2004
Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.

Director:

Dick Lowry

Writer:

Matt Dorff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Gibson ... Mitch Benson
Nancy McKeon ... Amy Harkin
Chandra West ... Rebecca Kerns
Brian Markinson ... Chris Haywood
Nancy Anne Sakovich Nancy Anne Sakovich ... Jane Benson (as Nancy Sakovich)
Randy Quaid ... Tornado Tommy Dixon
Dianne Wiest ... Shirley Abbott, Secretary of Energy
Brian Dennehy ... Andy Goodman
Ari Cohen ... Dan London
Christopher Shyer ... Craig Shilts
Arnold Pinnock ... Jason
Chad Willett ... Jeff Harkin
Hollis McLaren ... Helen Travers
Janaya Stephens ... Laura Harkin
Petra Wildgoose Petra Wildgoose ... Lindsay Benson
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Storyline

Tornado in Las Vegas. Heat in Chicago. Hail in Illinois. A snowfall and a storm force flows towards Chicago. It's just the beginning of a series of weather anomalies. The lights go off. People panic. A few courageous people are trying to solve the riddle of the infuriated nature and prevent mass destruction. Written by David Shahoumian <dave2070@gmail.com>

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Tornadoes, hurricanes, blackouts...There is no shelter from this storm!


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Overload See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie "Gone with the Wind" was briefly mentioned during the elevator scene about a character named Scarlet who went through hard times. See more »

Goofs

The two women in the elevator are struck from above by debris larger than the openings on the metal grating forming the elevator's ceiling. See more »

Quotes

[getting sucked up into the tornado]
Tornado Tommy: Whoa, baby, we're going for a ride...!
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Connections

Edited from Executive Decision (1996) See more »

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Sleep aid
16 July 2011 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

CATEGORY 6 can readily be summed up by pointing out that it was shot in Canada, although it is set in Chicago. An aging Brian Dennehy leads a huge cast in this badly made disaster flick as huge storms head for Chicago and a hacker brings Chi-town to its knees, power-wise. Dennehy is OK even though he is clearly just collecting a paycheck. Thomas Gibson of "Criminal Minds" mumbles his way through as the TV movie's secondary lead. And Randy Quaid plays a colorful tornado chaser who is a near-duplicate of his character in "Independence Day." The film is talky and tedious, and the effects are on a high school level. There's even stock footage that doesn't match particularly well with the locale (palm trees, anyone?) I managed to sit through most of this before finally giving up.


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