China Syndrome

Fonda, Jane

SKU: 014381001341

UPC 014381001341
Release Date 2014-10-14
Studio Image
Discs 1
Length 122
Format (unknown)
Synopsis A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this timely, 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 a nuclear plant when a startling accident occurs that nearly causes the meltdown of the reactor. A newsreel cameraman accompanying Wells, played by a determined 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, Jack soon realizes that someone is trying to kill him to keep him quiet, leading him to an act of utter desperation. The film is a marvel to behold--at turns gripping, stirring, exhilarating, and maddening, with fabulous performances, especially by Lemmon, who is simply marvelous. In a bizarre bit of synchronicity, the film was produced just before the March 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania.Theatrical Release: March 16, 1979. The film was produced just before the March 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania; reporters viewed the film in preparation for visiting the site. The only music that appears in the film is Stephen Bishop's Somewhere In Between. It plays only during the title sequence. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE did a famous parody of the film, a skit called THE PEPSI SYNDROME, starring Garrett Morris....[A] compelling thriller about the perils of nuclear energy....Superior performances by Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas......Smashingly effective....[Fonda] keeps getting better and better.In this socially conscious thriller, an ambitious female newscaster and her cameraman, a former 1960s radical with a penchant for conspiracy theories, witness and capture on film a potentially disastrous nuclear accident. Joining forces with a concerned engineer at the plant where the near-meltdown occurred, the reporter and the cameraman attempt to expose the subsequent cover-up.
Cast Richard Herd (Star)
George Jenkins (Production Designer)
Jane Fonda (Star)
James Bridges (Screenwriter)
Michael Douglas (Star)
James Hampton (Star)
James Bridges (Director)
David Rawlins (Editor)
Daniel Valdez (Star)
Wilford Brimley (Star)
T. S. Cook (Screenwriter)
Mike Gray (Screenwriter)
Michael Douglas (Producer)
Jack Lemmon (Star)
Scott Brady (Star)
Peter Donat (Star)
James Crabe (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Two exclusive documentaries featuring interviews with stars Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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