The China Syndrome

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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!

Who Stars in The China Syndrome

Jane Fonda
Kimberly Wells

Jane Fonda

Jack Lemmon
Jack Godell

Jack Lemmon

Michael Douglas
Richard Adams

Michael Douglas

Scott Brady
Herman De Young

Scott Brady

James Hampton
Bill Gibson

James Hampton

Peter Donat
Don Jacovich

Peter Donat


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Production


Columbia Pictures

IPC Films


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1979-03-16

Original Language
English

Runtime
2 hr 02 mins

Budget
$ 5,900,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 51,718,367.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 45,818,367.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
https://www.sonymoviechannel.com/movies/china-syndrome

Genres
Thriller Drama

Keywords
california telecaster energy policy radiation earthquake tv station nuclear power station cinematographer core melt nuclear power plant suspense conspiracy tv reporter car chase atomic reactor swat team whistleblower falsification nuclear accident picketing turbine


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