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Meltdown: Days of Destruction (2006)

Despite scientist Nathan's warnings, his boss continues an experiment meant as publicity for his satellite firm: exploding an asteroid. Instead it splits, and the major piece, the size of ... See full summary »

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J.P. Howell

Writer:

Rick Drew
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... Tom
Vincent Gale ... Nathan
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Carly
Venus Terzo ... Bonnie
Amanda Crew ... Kimberly
Ryan McDonell ... C.J.
Greg Anderson ... Mick
Bill Dow ... Olsen
Patricia Drake Patricia Drake ... ER Nurse
Philip Granger ... Frank
David Quinlan ... Gary
Dee Jay Jackson ... Fire Chief
Donovan Cerminara ... Goon Leader
Bruno Verdoni ... Garner
Derek Hamilton ... Rat Leader
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Storyline

Despite scientist Nathan's warnings, his boss continues an experiment meant as publicity for his satellite firm: exploding an asteroid. Instead it splits, and the major piece, the size of Iceland, changes course to earth. It is deflected but so close that it shift our course closer to the sun, causing rapid extreme heating, hopefully only mid-term. Nathan warns his sister, TV journalist Carly, and she her lover, police detective Tom. He brings his unruly daughter Kim, her ex-con lover C.J. and her mother, nurse Bonnie, when Nathan offers a flight to a friend's Arctic weather station. Tom takes charge of a dangerous trip to the airport, as everywhere on earth things catch fire and people fight for water, transport and sheer looting. Written by KGF Vissers

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The earth is burning!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meltdown: Days of Destruction See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Not to be confused with an old John Carpenter project called "Meltdown", a 1977-1978 adaptation of the "Prometheus Cris" novel, later set to star Dolph Lundgren and to be directed by John Dahl in 1994. But even though Casper Van Dien had also been attached to it in 1997-1998, that project had nothing to do with "Meltdown: Days of Destruction". Writer/director of Rick Drew developed the story from scratch and claims he had never heard of the Carpenter script and received sole credit from the WGA. See more »

Goofs

The group takes a 'refrigerated truck' in order to have cool air for the engine and gas tank, but when they are driving away it is obvious that the drivers compartment is completely open to the rest of the interior - this would be a problem during normal use as it would freeze the driver. See more »

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Law And Order Melts Down
14 September 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Poor Casper Van Dien, his career has slid a long way from Tarzan and Starship Troopers.

In Meltdown he's a policeman who just happens to be dating TV reporter Stefanie Von Pfeten and her brother is a scientist who's trying to deal with a speeding comment headed for Earth. But in the runaway comet business, even a near miss causes some real problems as the Earth's orbit goes out of kilter.

From the survival of the Earth we go to the survival of Van Dien and his immediate family. His daughter's gangbanger boyfriend, Ryan McDonell actually proves to be of some use especially when he suspects a guy he knows as a crooked cop might mean the Van Dien group a lot of harm.

My only question here is, why didn't they have Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and the rest of that crew to deal with the nasty comet?

Pass this one up folks.


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