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Killer Wave 

Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Angus Macfadyen ...  John McAdams 2 episodes, 2007
Karine Vanasse ...  Sophie Marleau 2 episodes, 2007
Louis Philippe Dandenault ...  Marlon Clark 2 episodes, 2007
John Robinson John Robinson ...  Frank Brisick 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Skerritt ...  Victor Bannister 2 episodes, 2007
Stephen McHattie ...  Edgard Powell 2 episodes, 2007
Ellen David ...  Annabelle 2 episodes, 2007
Bruce Dinsmore ...  Jackson Wilcord 2 episodes, 2007
Christopher Heyerdahl ...  Stanley Schiff 2 episodes, 2007
Andreas Apergis ...  Aslan Bukhari 2 episodes, 2007
Anna Hopkins ...  Mel 2 episodes, 2007
Vlasta Vrana ...  Heinz Litchner 2 episodes, 2007
Linda Smith Linda Smith ...  Olivia McPhee 2 episodes, 2007
Larry Day ...  Highway Patrolman Larry 2 episodes, 2007
Cary Lawrence Cary Lawrence ...  Assassin / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Alex Bisping ...  Assassin / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Sheena Larkin Sheena Larkin ...  Sarah 2 episodes, 2007
Catherine Colvey ...  Bannister Nurse 2 episodes, 2007
Bill Croft ...  Police Captain 2 episodes, 2007
Susan Glover Susan Glover ...  Red Cross Doctor 2 episodes, 2007
Ricky Mabe ...  Jeff 2 episodes, 2007
Laurence Leboeuf ...  Tina 2 episodes, 2007
Ivan Smith ...  Vikram Sanjee 2 episodes, 2007
Mike Tsar ...  Jasper the Trucker 2 episodes, 2007
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ...  Reporter Brand 2 episodes, 2007
Bronwen Mantel Bronwen Mantel ...  Margaret Bannister 2 episodes, 2007
Nicole Braber Nicole Braber ...  Anne Bannister 2 episodes, 2007
Joanna Noyes ...  Diner Cashier 2 episodes, 2007
Pauline Little Pauline Little ...  Red Cross Adminstrator 2 episodes, 2007
Michael de Francesco Michael de Francesco ...  Chauffeur 2 episodes, 2007
Kwasi Songui ...  Highway Patrol Officer #1 2 episodes, 2007
James McGowan ...  Reporter Erik Adjuk 2 episodes, 2007
Kyle Gatehouse ...  Cool Teen with video camera 2 episodes, 2007
Cindy Busby ...  Grad Student 2 episodes, 2007
Lori Graham Lori Graham ...  Anchorperson Pamela Sills 2 episodes, 2007
Michael Armstrong Michael Armstrong ...  Maine Local Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Bill Rowat Bill Rowat ...  Field Doctor 2 episodes, 2007
John Topor John Topor ...  National Guard Soldier 2 episodes, 2007
Valérie Wiseman ...  Woman Assassin 2 episodes, 2007
Miguel Dugal Miguel Dugal ...  Male Assassin 2 episodes, 2007


Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive tsunami type. Scientist and fiction author John McAdams attends a national emergency conference which concludes the phenomenon must be man-made, quite possibly abusing the findings of John's secret former Sea Lion project, but who wants to and has the means? Indeed John soon finds himself set-up for a murder and chased. Major destructions mean major contracts for construction and coastal defenses, so building tycoons like Victor Bannister certainly have a considerable interest... Written by KGF Vissers

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Beware the Force of Nature ... And the Nature of Man


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Release Date:

5 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Throughout the film, especially in the 2nd half, as the police search for the main character, John McAdams, played by Angus Macfadyen, they repeatedly show photocopies of a picture of McAdams. The picture is the same photo of Macfadyen that appears on his IMDb profile. See more »


When Stanley Schiff, the scientist who programmed the explosives to cause the tidal waves, is programming the computers to launch waves to destroy Boston, he stares at a radar screen with Boston Harbor, however the image shown does not include Cape Cod or any land forms beyond the ship channel at Barnstable. See more »


Version of Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997) See more »

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of all the bad-science movies in the history of movies...
30 June 2014 | by grnhair2001See all my reviews

...this may have the worst science. (And that takes some doing!) Nothing in here makes sense, but I'd be willing to watch it anyway, despite the one-dimensional characters and non-science, but it falls apart even taken on its own terms. I'll pick out various problems, in no particular order:

There are deadly dull moments, far too many of them for the genre. Nobody coordinated accents, so while it seems it might be taking place in Canada most times (it's not supposed to be, but the news reporter they keep flashing to in cliché shots is clearly Canadian), every accent was different than every other one. Hire a dialog coach! You know a "thriller" movie has lost you when you start thinking "Why am I watching Tom Skerritt peel a tangerine, and why can't he peel faster?" And some of the cuts and angles on faces are very weird--did they think that would disguise that we were watching five minutes of talking heads? Why did the hero wander through a crowd of policemen holding his photo just to say "hi" to a neighbor and immediately leave? Am I supposed to think that's drama? And what were the goofy villains' goals? Never did catch that.

I fell asleep at minute 160 or so, and I have no desire to go back and catch the last 15.

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