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19th May '17 10:04:39 PM KaiYves
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* IgnoredExpert: Most films of this genre (except those that focus entirely on civilian survivors), will have a scientist warning authorities of the potential for disaster in the early scenes and not being taken seriously.
9th May '17 4:46:04 AM jormis29
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* ''Category 7: The End of the World'' (2005): The sequel to the above. The storm from the original moves east and destroys New York and Washington, while similar storms destroy Paris and Egypt. Meanwhile, a televangelist and his wife exploit the storms to gain new converts. Starred Gina Gershon [[WTHCastingAgency as the head of FEMA]], as well as [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shannen]] [[Series/{{Charmed}} Doherty]], James Brolin, and a returning Randy Quaid.

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* ''Category 7: The End of the World'' (2005): The sequel to the above. The storm from the original moves east and destroys New York and Washington, while similar storms destroy Paris and Egypt. Meanwhile, a televangelist and his wife exploit the storms to gain new converts. Starred Gina Gershon [[WTHCastingAgency as the head of FEMA]], as well as [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shannen]] [[Series/{{Charmed}} Doherty]], Creator/ShannenDoherty, James Brolin, and a returning Randy Quaid.
8th May '17 4:35:54 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Film/EndDay'' (2005): An hour-long docudrama offering four (or five, depending on the cut) ways that natural disasters could cause the end of the world (or even just massive loss of life and property): megatsunami, meteor strike, pandemic, supervolcano eruption, and formation of a killer strangelet in the Large Hadron Collider.
10th Apr '17 12:12:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Meteor}}'' (1979): A bunch of nukes built by SeanConnery and Brian Keith versus a giant asteroid. Not as cool as it sounds, sadly.

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* ''Film/{{Meteor}}'' (1979): A bunch of nukes built by SeanConnery Creator/SeanConnery and Brian Keith versus a giant asteroid. Not as cool as it sounds, sadly.
25th Mar '17 5:17:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' (1998): An asteroid the size of Texas is headed for Earth, and our only hope is BruceWillis and his team of deep core oil drillers. Makes ''Volcano'' look like a scientific documentary. Directed by Creator/MichaelBay. [[DuelingMovies Dueled]] with...

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* ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' (1998): An asteroid the size of Texas is headed for Earth, and our only hope is BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis and his team of deep core oil drillers. Makes ''Volcano'' look like a scientific documentary. Directed by Creator/MichaelBay. [[DuelingMovies Dueled]] with...
19th Mar '17 3:25:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' (1974): The world's tallest skyscraper is built in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, but on the day of its dedication, it catches fire, trapping partygoers on the top floors. The second of Creator/IrwinAllen's disaster movies, and often considered to be one of the best. Starred PaulNewman, Steve [=McQueen=], and Faye Dunaway.

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* ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' (1974): The world's tallest skyscraper is built in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, but on the day of its dedication, it catches fire, trapping partygoers on the top floors. The second of Creator/IrwinAllen's disaster movies, and often considered to be one of the best. Starred PaulNewman, Creator/PaulNewman, Steve [=McQueen=], and Faye Dunaway.
11th Mar '17 8:59:45 AM sarysa
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* HeroicDog: If there is a medium or large sized dog in the film, it will rescue someone. If it appears to die offscreen during the effort, after twenty seconds children shedding tears to depressing music, it will be revealed to have survived -- happily panting, barking, and wagging its tail and without any apparent injuries.

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* HeroicDog: If there is a medium or large sized dog in the film, it will rescue someone. (typically a child) If it appears to die offscreen during the effort, after twenty seconds of children shedding tears to depressing music, it will be revealed to have survived -- happily panting, barking, and wagging its tail and without any apparent injuries.
11th Mar '17 8:58:47 AM sarysa
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* HeroicDog: If there is a medium or large sized dog in the film, it will rescue someone. If it appears to die offscreen during the effort, after twenty seconds children shedding tears to depressing music, it will be revealed to have survived -- happily panting, barking, and wagging its tail and without any apparent injuries.
3rd Mar '17 12:07:18 PM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/SanFrancisco'' (1936): Another early example, decipting the historical 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Stars Creator/ClarkGable, Jeanette [=MacDonald=] and Creator/SpencerTracy.

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* ''Film/SanFrancisco'' ''Film/{{San Francisco|1936}}'' (1936): Another early example, decipting the historical 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Stars Creator/ClarkGable, Jeanette [=MacDonald=] and Creator/SpencerTracy.
28th Feb '17 8:53:25 AM jamespolk
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* ''San Francisco'' (1936): Another early example, decipting the historical 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Stars Creator/ClarkGable, Jeanette [=MacDonald=] and Spencer Tracy.

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* ''San Francisco'' ''Film/SanFrancisco'' (1936): Another early example, decipting the historical 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Stars Creator/ClarkGable, Jeanette [=MacDonald=] and Spencer Tracy.Creator/SpencerTracy.
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