Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)





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Of all of the ways humankind can destroy the planet, none can hold a candle to the awe-inspiring and earth-shattering power of Mother Nature. As chief meteorologist for the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, Andy Goodman (Brian Dennehy) has seen his share of storms. Now, just days shy of his eagerly anticipated retirement, Goodman is disturbed to discover three separate storm fronts approaching Chicago: a cluster of tornados from the west, a warm storm front from the south, and an Arctic system from the north. As Goodman enlists the aid of his longtime storm-chasing friend "Tornado Tommy" (Randy Quaid) in tracking the storms, ambitious Chicago television reporter Amy Harkin (Nancy McKeon) is busy researching the mysterious drought and record heat wave that has plagued the city for nearly six weeks. Though the citizens of Chicago are warned to reduce their energy consumption by secretary of energy Shirley Abbott (Dianne Wiest) the Windy City is thrust into darkness when severe thunderstorms destroy the city's main power-generating plant. With no means to warn the outside world of the dangers fast approaching, Harkin and Midwest Electric chief of operations Mitch Benson (Thomas Gibson) must race against time to get the word out to citizens and emergency workers before the snowballing blackout causes a complete collapse of the entire North American power grid.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Thomas Gibson
as Mitch Benson
Nancy McKeon
as Amy Harkin
Brian Dennehy
as Andy Goodman
Randy Quaid
as Tornado Tommy
Dianne Wiest
as Shirley Abbott
Andrew Jackson
as Walt Ashley
Chandra West
as Becca Kerns
Brian Markinson
as Chris Hayward
Ari Cohen
as Dan Earle
Christopher Shyer
as Craig Shilts
Nancy Sakovich
as Jane Benson
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Bad Science and stupid storyline are not hallmarks of a good movie. The technical details were written by a fourth grade science class. Read a book instead.

Vince Baratta
Vince Baratta

A CBS mini-series featuring Thomas Gibson (of Criminal Minds) and Nancy McKeon (Jo, my favorite of the Facts of Life girls). The premise is preposterous, however this disaster story is written well enough for you to care about the characters and almost feel the danger they are experiencing. Brian Dennehy is wonderful as the head of the Weather Service in Norman. Pretty darn good considering it was made for TV.

Don Schick
Don Schick

This was so bad it didn't make the movie theaters...It went straight to SyFy. Can you say "B" movie..."

Ken T
Ken T

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