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Scorcher (2002)

The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.

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Ryan Beckett
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Dr. Matthew Sallin
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Special Agent Kellaway
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General Timothy Moore
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Anderson
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After a disastrous nuclear accident, scientists discover the earth's tectonic plates are shifting and creating immense pressure that will destroy the earth in a fiery global eruption, and it's up to a few top scientists to find a way to stop it! Written by Yocke

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La Terre est en péril... (Earth is in peril...)


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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Deep Core 2002  »

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Coincidentally, the "Scorcher" series of action films Ben Stiller's character from Tropic Thunder (2008) has starred in appear to have similar premises to this film. See more »

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When the two helicopters check for the status of the team in the supposedly evacuated and empty Los Angeles, normal commuter traffic can be seen crossing a bridge. See more »

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[first lines]
Arctic explorer 1: Hey! Don't die on me yet!
Arctic explorer 2: Give me your hand!
[He grabs hold of the hand]
Arctic explorer 2: How much further?
Arctic explorer 1: Over the ridge!
[They go over the ridge and witness part of Antarctica in flames]
Arctic explorer 2: What the hell is that?
[pause]
Arctic explorer 2: Is that what you were expecting?
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A very ambitious action film that rivals a big budget studio film
31 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Scorcher is very impressive. It looks like a major studio film even though it was produced by a very cheap low budget organization. I expected it to be a real stinker but was pleasently surprised to see how good it turned out. If you like action this film is for you


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