The China Syndrome (1979)

A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the nuclear plant when a startling accident occurs that nearly causes the meltdown of the reactor. A newsreel cameraman accompanying Wells (Michael Douglas) captures the incident on film but the television station won't air the footage. Though the plant's corporate heads are quick to deny the possibility of any real danger, Jack Godell (Jack Lemmon), the plant's veteran engineer, discovers faulty equipment at the plant. Attempting to tell others about his findings, an attempt is made on his life. In desperation, he forcibly takes control of the power plant and invites the media to hear his ceremony. But the corporation is determined to stop him in a taut and shocking climax!

Directing:
  • James Bridges
Writing:
  • James Bridges
  • Mike Gray
  • T.S. Cook
themoviedb icon 7.2/10
  • Release Date: 1979-03-16
  • Views: 27
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 122
  • Budget: $5,900,000
  • Revenue: $51,718,367


Michael Douglas

Richard Adams

Wilford Brimley

Ted Spindler

Alan Beckwith

Technician

Jane Fonda

Kimberly Wells

Jack Lemmon

Jack Godell

Scott Brady

Herman De Young

James Hampton

Bill Gibson

Peter Donat

Don Jacovich

Richard Herd

Evan McCormack

James Karen

Mac Churchill

Donald Hotton

Dr. Elliott Lowell
5,238 comments
Princess
Love this movie. This is a positive story, and a great plot.
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Nicole Sneijder
Really good movie to watch. Enjoyed it!
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Francis Smith
GREAT movie ever.. Loved this!!!
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Brandon
i dont think so, story feels bad
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Velasques
i guess your mood is bad, sorry... ^_^ cheers
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Patricia Joyce
God Bless You
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Alberto Milito
Muito obrigado, me amor
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Elizabeth
eu isso
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Vanessa Carla
Over all the movie is GOOD
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Jacques LeBlanc
Merci beaucoup
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Youssef 'Amid Al-Kouri
وأخيرا يمكن مشاهدة هذا الفيلم، وشكرا
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