The O.C. (2003–2007)
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The Night Moves 

In the immediate aftermath of a violent earthquake that rocks Newport, everyone tries to struggle to stay together and keep their spirits up. Sandy and Kristen are stranded at the local ... See full summary »


Patrick R. Norris (as Patrick Norris)


Josh Schwartz (created by), Mark Fish (show staff writer) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Autumn Reeser ... Taylor Townsend
Willa Holland ... Kaitlin Cooper
Kevin Sorbo ... Frank Atwood
Paula Trickey ... Veronica Townsend
Aaron Fors ... Gary
Lorna Scott ... Beatrice
Scott Krinsky ... Darryl
Ricardo Molina ... ER Doctor
Craig Susser Craig Susser ... Ham Guy


In the immediate aftermath of a violent earthquake that rocks Newport, everyone tries to struggle to stay together and keep their spirits up. Sandy and Kristen are stranded at the local shopping center where Kristen has an accident. Across town, Julie and Kailin are stranded in a demolished ice cream parlor on the pier with a pitiful worker of the place. Meanwhile, Ryan is seriously wounded with a piece of glass in his side, but keeps the news from Taylor to avoid panicking her. Seth soon learns of Ryan's condition and attempts to drive him to safety while Summer and Taylor search the ruins of the Roberts house for Summer's missing rabbit, leading to Taylor having a confrontation with her mother. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance








Release Date:

15 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


As the Cohen family returns to their home, in the view of the house, a black BMW 745 used by Sandy in first two seasons is visible, but in the next shot, they step out of a black Lexus RX 400h (car used by Sandy in season 4). See more »


Kaitlin Cooper: [as Julie and Frank are unsure about kissing in front of her] Go for it. There's been a frigging earthquake.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Written by Buddy G. DeSylva, Joseph Meyer, Alex Greenwald, Darren Robinson, Jacques Brautbar, Jason Schwartzman, Sam Farrar, and Al Jolson
Performed by Phantom Planet
(Main Title Theme)
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pretty much the worst episode of the o.c. i've ever seen.
16 February 2007 | by wgrunders1984See all my reviews

i can't believe the o.c. would go to that extent trying to make the viewers into the show. there has been a few other bad episodes, but this one takes the cake by far. trying to shoot it with cameras like it was an episode of the shield. i still can't get over that they would try try to pull something like that off. shoot it like the others, would have made it a little more more worth watching.

i am a fan of the show, but this one really made me think twice of what i was watching. it still doesn't make sense to me that they would try to pull off something like this... maybe they should have just called it after last season. i really don't care that it's going off the air now after seeing this one.

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