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Meltdown (2004)





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Originally titled American Meltdown, this speculative made-for-cable melodrama begins as a group of six terrorists, bearing names like Khalid, Shafig, and Ziad, take over a nuclear power plant in San Juan. It turns out that the terrorists' actions are merely symbolic, and that no real harm is intended -- but things get tragically out of control, and soon the military and the government are in full spin mode to gloss over and wash their hands of a deadly nuclear meltdown that threatens to destroy everything within driving distance of the plant. In a virtual reprise of his characterization in the TV series 24, Arnold Vosloo portrays the head of the terrorists, who are more "home grown" than anyone is willing to admit. The film is shot in a punchy, fast-cut, hand-held "breaking news" style, alternating dizzily between color and black-and-white to give it a documentary feel. Meltdown was presented by the FX cable channel on June 6, 2004.


Leslie Hope
as Zoe Cox
Arnold Vosloo
as Khalid Jarrah/Ed Sands
James Remar
as Col. Boggs
Susan Merson
as Atty. Gen. Zutrow
Will Lyman
as Homeland Chief Utley
Bill Mondy
as FBI Agent Tucci
Brent Stait
as FBI Cmdr. Hall
Adrian Holmes
as Charlie Jansen
Manoj Sood
as Syed Kahn
Tony Alcantar
as Reactor Tech Pasquin
Stephen Holmes
as NRC Mike Krinsky
Dominic Zamprogna
as Agent Steve Ritchie
Julian Christopher
as JC Chair Collins
Dan Joffre
as CHP Rob Engles
Dagmar Midcap
as Mike Sultan
Louis Chirillo
as Security Manager
Miguelito Macario
as Young Security Guard
Ron Blecker
as CAG Leader
Don S. Davis
as NRC Carl Mansfield
Patricia Idlette
as 911 Operator
Julia Arkos
as 911 Operator
John Prowse
as Hooker Client
Andrew Campbell
as Superintendent
Angela Nielson
as Super's Girlfriend
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