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After the Shock (1990)

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A welcome exception to the slasher-stalker-kidnapper films usually seen on the USA cable network, After the Shock is a tribute to the courage and heroism of Bay Area residents following the San Francisco earthquake of October 17, 1989. Director Gary A. Sherman opts for a "cinema verite" approach, utilizing a hand-held camera to recreate the style of the original on-the-spot TV reporting. The cast includes Scott Valentine, Rue McClanahan, Yaphet Kotto, Jack Scalia and Richard Anthony Crenna as various firefighters, paramedics, law officials and private citizens. One of the best performances is offered by Nick Zaninovich, a real-life quake survivor who spent seven hours trapped in his car, which was buried under a collapsed stretch of the Nimitz freeway. After the Shock debuted September 12, 1990.

Cast

Jack Scalia
as Thompson
Yaphet Kotto
as McElroy
Tuck Milligan
as Terry Brown
Paul Ben-Victor
as Dr. Steven Brattesani
Gary Swanson
as Lt. Pete Cornyn
Carlease Burke
as Screaming Woman
Jan Merlin
as Mr. Wallace
Edith Varon
as Mrs. Wallace
Paul Roache
as Volunteer
Dana Craig
as Volunteer
Angelo Tiffe
as Fireman
James Medina
as Policeman
Walt Jordan
as Policeman
John Putch
as Doctor
Lew Hopson
as Fireman
Eric Lawson
as Capt. Bob Jabs
Joe Faust
as Fireman
Bob Roitblat
as Off Duty Policeman
Dena Drotar
as Rescued Woman
Michele Pawk
as Michele
Stuart Mabray
as PG&E Man
Sasha Jenson
as Teenager
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