USA (1999): Drama
Also known as: Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
Produced by: Hallmark Entertainment and RTL Television
Filmed in: Vancouver, B.C., New York City and Los Angeles
Elman Review: 2.5 stars out of 4
170 min, Color, mini TV series (2 parts)
Director: Mikael Salomon
J.R. Bourne (as Joshua), Lisa Nicole Carson (as Evie Lincoln), Charles Dutton (as Mayor Lincoln), Erika Eleniak (as Jillian), Jennifer Garner (as Diane), Anthony Harrison (I)), Sharon Lawrence (as Dori Thorell), Alexandria Mitchell (as Child), Garwin Sanford (as Sam Thorell), Tom Skerritt (as Thomas Ahearn), Michal Suchánek (as Danny Thorell), Rachel Ticotin (as Elizabeth Perez), Cicely Tyson (as Emily Lincoln), Kimberley Warnat (as Christine Ahearn), Fred Weller (as Nicholai)
Something that nobody would ever believe happened - an earthquake in New York. City is devastated, a lot of buildings are down. This classic disaster movie tells stories of people who were caught unprepared. A family which moved from LA to NY just because of earthquakes out there and to get rid of unpleasant memories. A lawyer (mayor's daughter) who wins a trial for man accused of a murder, but later trapped in a subway finds something else. A ghetto member overcastted in the basement of a church with catholic woman who appeared to be mayors mother. NYFD chief desperately looking for his daughter he dropped in school. A ballet-dancer searching city for her family with a help of Russian cab driver she was traveling with when the earthquake hit... This movie has some superior visual FX, which look really great and most of all are believable. Characters are written good, but for me it's just tooooo long...
Erika is in this movie more like guest star. She appears for like 5 minutes as a local TV reporter in a helicopter flying around the city. Her face has just 2 expression - terrified at the beginning and happy at the end...