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Earthquake in New York (1998)

After an earthquake hits New York City, a policeman races to find his missing family members while pursuing a dangerous serial killer, and aids in rescue procedures.


Terry Ingram




Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Evigan ... Detective John Rykker
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Dr. Marilyn Blake (as Melissa Anderson)
Cynthia Gibb ... Laura Rykker
Michael Moriarty ... Captain Paul Stenning
Götz Otto ... Detective Eric Steadman
Michael Sarrazin ... Dr. Robert Trask
Dylan Provencher Dylan Provencher ... Andrew Rykker
Bryn McAuley ... Carla Rykker (as Bryan McAuley)
Vanessa Evigan ... Alexandria Fuller
Dan Warry-Smith ... Packer
Catherine Disher ... Ms. Clark
Page Fletcher ... Mallik
Eugene Clark ... (as Eugene A. Clark)
Robert Nicholson Robert Nicholson ... Dr. George Fairchild
Stavroula Logothettis Stavroula Logothettis ... Susan (as Stavroulla Logothettis)


After an earthquake hits New York City, a policeman races to find his missing family members while pursuing a dangerous serial killer, and aids in rescue procedures.

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In a city torn apart, a family comes together. See more »


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Release Date:

11 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quake NYC: 8.2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The film premiered on the Fox Family Channel at Sunday October 11, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. See more »

Alternate Versions

The BBFC made cuts to secure a '12' rating for the home video release. See more »


References The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon (1994) See more »

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23 December 2000 | by stevehosford1970See all my reviews

Just finished watching this mercilessly horrid waste of time.

Movie summary: an hour of bad acting, an earthquake, a second hour of bad acting while walking in circles around the same pile of rubble.

Michael Moriarty clearly wanted to be somewhere--ANYWHERE--but on the set of this "movie." Either that or he was preoccupied with the most unremarkable, tepid, and mundane sentences any actor could be unfortunate enough to deliver. The poor guy couldn't even manage to take his hands out of his pockets, he was so bored.

The Statue of Liberty scenes are excruciating. I've seen better CG on Half-Life. I kept rooting for that whole mess of snotty teenagers to fall to their deaths. Dig that dude asking the girl out on a date WHILE TRYING TO AVOID DYING IN AN EARTHQUAKE! Yeah, RIGHT.

And how about the shameless plugs for mindless patriotism? That wistful, admiring gaze up at the replica of the torch inside the base of the Statue of Liberty, and mommy singing "The Star Spangled Banner" to her little girl who's trapped under a pile of rubble (unscathed, mind you...just trapped.) And by the way, someone explain to me HOW IN GOD'S NAME the doll which she had just been holding ended up ON TOP of the pile of rubble beneath which the kid was now trapped?

Seal this one up in a barrel marked HAZARDOUS and drop it in the same landfill with ASTEROID and TORNADO.

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