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|Aftershock Earthquake in New York|
Actors: Tom Skerritt, Sharon Lawrence, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jennifer Garner
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
New York, the City That Never Sleeps, is trapped in a nightmare of horror and destruction when a massive earthquake rocks the unsuspecting city. Countless lives are lost, families are torn apart, and chaos runs rampant as... more »
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Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 10/7/2016...
Above average "disaster" film about an enormous earthquake hitting New York City. In this 1999 movie we see the twin towers as they were often shown in the background of many a Manhattan location but they amazingly survive the devastation all around! Good acting by Sharron Lawrence (NYPD Blue)as well as Charles S. Dutton (as the mayor of NYC) and a younger Jennifer Garner.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
AFTERSHOCK - thoroughly enjoyed -- great surprise!
M. Hartmann | Milan, Michigan United States | 08/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed the VHS version and was greatly surprised - and pleasantly so - when I discovered the DVD had a more complete version of the movie -- I really liked the interaction between Tom Skerritt and Charles Dutton's characters -- Action was nicely paced and the characters were great to follow in their individual story lines - a great blending of characters -- loved the ending -- really need to see it."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 02/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's ironic that in this 1999 film. the Twin Towers remain standing after the devastating earthquake that tumbles the powerful city to its feet. A t.v. movie originally aired on NVC, AFTERSHOCK is directed well by Mikail Solomon and has a fine cast. The script is typical vignettes of several people and how they deal with the quake, but it is well written and performed, and adds the requisite human touch to the film. The overall acting is very good: Tom Selleck as the disgruntled fire chief who is having an ongoing political battle with Mayor Charles S. Dutton; Jennifer Garner as a ballet wannabe who meets up with a Russian cabby; Sharon Lawrence is very good as a mother whose carelessness rendered her little boy an invalid; Lisa Nicole Carson as an up and coming lawyer who gets an alleged murderer off the hook only to doubt his innocence; Cicely Tyson as the feisty mayor's mother who turns a street kid into a young man; and many actors whose names I can't recall who did a fine job in the storyline.
The earthquake sequence is devastating and very convincing. The movie is one of those "feel good" movies, that works.
Not your average made for TV fare."
The Big Apple can have the big shake
R L Powell | Cardiff, United Kingdom | 01/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are in any doubt as to how good this film is, then ask yourself the question "why are people discussing the scientific fact behind the storyline?" The special effects are more than convincing and you really do get the feeling that you could be watching an earthquake in progress. If anyone out there questions the possibility of earthquakes in Manhattan, then maybe you should refer to the following ...I live in the United Kingdom, where earthquakes can not happen, tornados never happen and the possibility of hurricanes is "laughable" as one 1987 forecaster said. In 1987, we had a hurricane, in 1998 we had tornadoes and this year, we suffered a minor earthquake. Never say never."