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Critical Mass (2001)

Terrorists takes a nuclear facility hostage, to set off a meltdown the size of Chernobyl - throughout Southern California. Only one man, security agent Mike Jeffers, has what it takes to thwart the operation and divert the deadly attack.

Director:

Fred Olen Ray (as Ed Raymond)

Writer:

Sean McGinly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Treat Williams ... Mike Jeffers
Udo Kier ... Samson
Lori Loughlin ... Janine
Blake Clark ... Sheriff Borden
Doug McKeon ... Breem
Andrew Prine ... Sen. Cook
Richard McGonagle ... Alan Gould
Shanna Moakler ... Alexandra (as Shanna Moakler)
T.J. Thyne ... Karl Wendt
Charles Cyphers ... Henderson
Jack Betts ... Atty. Gen. Ames
Eric James Eric James ... Steele
David 'Shark' Fralick ... Rand
Neil Delama Neil Delama ... Peterson
Richard Anthony Crenna Richard Anthony Crenna ... Tanner
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Storyline

Jeffers works security at a nuclear power plant. The plant is being decommissioned, and a politician is touring the plant and videotaping his comments regarding the closing. A terrorist group led by Samson gets inside the gates, with their ultimate goal the detonation of a nuclear bomb inside the plant. After local policemen and the other plant workers are killed, Jeffers and Janine alone must confront and halt Samson and his terrorist squad. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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A Top Secret Nuclear Facility. And The Enemy Is Inside.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2001 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerte finale See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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This movie lifts a LOT of identical footage from Terminator 2 in the opening sequence. In fact, they even use the company name Cyberdine Systems in both movies to avoid changing the signs. See more »

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Really Bad Movie
6 April 2003 | by someinfoSee all my reviews

This is a terrorist film, but remember that this film came out before Sept 11, 2001. It doesn't matter because it's still a bad film. Too bad. I got it mainly for Treat Williams.

The first two DVD chapters, 10mins, are borrowed film clips from the ending of Terminator I; not copied scenes, but actual film footage. That set my mood but no matter how positive I tried to remain, this film never did anything. Bad camera angles, bad acting, bad script, predictable, mediocre effects. Personally I would whisper if I am close to the terrorists. A terrorist that says goodbye after making demands? No depiction of recording the terrorist conversation, and no government on site; they left it up to the local small town sheriff's department. If the US government officials depicted here are a reflection of real government officials, then we are in big trouble. Relax, even the most incompetent could not be that bad. A wasted 1 hour 35 minutes, plus the DVD rental fee.


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