The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome

DVD - 1999
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A television news reporter and a cameraman uncover a startling incident while investigating a nuclear power plant.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1999
ISBN: 9781404961845
1404961844
Branch Call Number: DVD CHI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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bhg0010
Mar 25, 2018

The movie hinges on the main characters played by Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda, and Jack Lemmon. They give it their all, and the dramatic events feel genuinely compelling. It's understandably a product of its time, with advancements in nuclear energy making the situation portrayed in the movie more sensationalistic than realistic given current technology. However, the film remains totally worth seeing.

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Nursebob
Oct 25, 2015

If atomic paranoia films of the 50s relied on giant ants and incredible shrinking men to strike fear into the hearts of ordinary civilians, the 70s and 80s brought things closer to home with tales of homegrown disaster and a nuclear energy cabal which would do anything to protect its investments. Released just a few weeks before the Three Mile Island accident (and four years after Alabama's Browns Ferry incident) this movie struck a chord with audiences still grappling with the reality of nuclear power plants springing up all over an energy-starved America. Beautifully acted with tight editing and cinematography that makes great use of TV cameras and behind-the-scenes politicking, this is one of the better examples of the genre.

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rogerio
Oct 02, 2010

This is the best movie I have ever seen!

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