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Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003)

An architect and his son become trapped inside a dam that is about to burst.

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Doug Campbell

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Peter Beckwith (story), Joseph Broido (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Joe Lando ... David Arthur Powell
Matthew Ewald ... Garth Powell
Michele Greene ... Natalie Powell
Christopher Kriesa ... Frank
Bruce Boxleitner ... Mr. Walker
Joshua J. Masters Joshua J. Masters ... Deputy Bloom
D.K. Kelly D.K. Kelly ... Sheriff Ted Metcalf
Danny Johnson ... Bruce
Celeste Oliva ... Diane Gonzalo
Lana Young ... Jeanine Mackey (as Lisa Young Robinson)
Patrick Shea Patrick Shea ... Ken Sanders
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Storyline

When the dam in the town of Rutland starts to show signs of wear. David Powell, the architect who originally worked on the dam but was removed and who left town after he was black balled by Walker, the man who only cares about making a profit; returns. He insists that the dam be drained and inspected but Walker claims it would take too long and would be too costly. David goes to the dam and notices a few anomalies. He then tries to warn the deputy mayor who happens to be his estranged wife but out of anger she refuses to listen. Also David tries to reconnect with his son who resents his desertion. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flood Zone See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the dam breaks, two shots of the water coming over the top of the dam have actually been taken from Dante's Peak (1997). See more »

Goofs

David says that he measured with GPS that the dam has moved a few centimetres. But GPS accuracy does not allow that. See more »

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Decent effort
7 February 2006 | by mjarvis0See all my reviews

I might be easy to please but I found this to be an okay film. Being a fan of the 'Disaster film' I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the special effects. However let us be honest the plot as with most disaster movies is thus. One person sees the disaster coming and the rest do not. His/her personal life is a mess but the disaster does bring the family closer together. I know their are some of you that are reaching for the sick bag, but hey that is the formula for disaster movies so get used to it. At least in this movie we did not have the cute children caught up in the disaster. I am probably a romantic so if the right guy gets the girl and the bad guy gets his just desserts then I am happy and that was I got with this film. The important question? Is this film good enough for my DVD collection ( that is assuming it was available)? yes but only at a real bargain price.


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