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:
  • Mike Gray
  • T.S. Cook
  • James Bridges

Stars:
Release Date: 1979-03-16
themoviedb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 122
  • Budget: $5,900,000
  • Revenue: $51,718,367
Richard Herd
Richard Herd
Evan McCormack
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Kimberly Wells
Michael Douglas
Michael Dougl...
Richard Adams
James Karen
James Karen
Mac Churchill
Peter Donat
Peter Donat
Don Jacovich
Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Jack Godell
Scott Brady
Scott Brady
Herman De Young
James Hampton
James Hampton
Bill Gibson
Wilford Brimley
Wilford Briml...
Ted Spindler
Donald Hotton
Donald Hotton
Dr. Elliott Lowell
Alan Beckwith
Alan Beckwith
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