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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 »

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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 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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Sound Mix:

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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Version of Killer Wave (2007) See more »

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truly awful in almost every way except for Colby...
5 October 2008 | by jdcapshewSee all my reviews

I didn't realize that this ultra low budget laugher was made in 1997 when Corben Bernsen did his best to hold in that burgeoning midriff. He looked truly miserable in the wetsuit surfing scenes riding some scary 2 foot swells. Obviously those were not the tidal waves. I can understand as the cast was saddled with one of the worst screenplays ever, silly junk science gibberish and cheesy effects. The only actors to phone in credible performances were Harve Presnell as the hilariously over-the-top Snidely Whiplash-ish Stanley Schiff who was making the tidal waves happen and Colby the dog, who sadly gets snuffed out by a tidal wave.


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