The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome

DVD - 2004
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It started as just another assignment. Reporter Kimberly Wells and cameraman Richard Adams were covering the daily routine at an Los Angeles power plant when the unthinkable occurred: a nuclear accidnet that could have wiped out Southern California. And Richard caught it all on tape. When their TV station refuses to air the footage, Wells and Adams recruit plant supervisor Jack Godell to expose the terrifying truth: the facility is a ticking bomb. But with millions of dollars at stake, company officials cannot let the story break. When the trio attempts to broadcast live from the plant's control room, the utility company does everything in its power to silence Godell permanently, as the world watches.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004]
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9781404961845
1404961844
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Nursebob
Oct 25, 2015

If atomic paranoia films of the 50s relied on giant ants and incredible shrinking men to strike fear into the hearts of ordinary civilians, the 70s and 80s brought things closer to home with tales of homegrown disaster and a nuclear energy cabal which would do anything to protect its investments. Released just a few weeks before the Three Mile Island accident (and four years after Alabama's Browns Ferry incident) this movie struck a chord with audiences still grappling with the reality of nuclear power plants springing up all over an energy-starved America. Beautifully acted with tight editing and cinematography that makes great use of TV cameras and behind-the-scenes politicking, this is one of the better examples of the genre.

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rogerio
Oct 02, 2010

This is the best movie I have ever seen!

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