Scorcher (2002)

Scorcher (2002)





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Take a deep breath. Renegade soldier Col. Ryan Beckett (Mark Dacascos) is called in by the President of the United States (Rutger Hauer) to save the planet from imminent destruction after Chinese nuclear testing accidentally loosens the subterranean plates and exposes the Earth's core, which threatens to bring "Hell on Earth" in just three days. Beckett assembles a crack team to deliver and detonate not one but two nuclear bombs that must go off simultaneously in the only place on the planet in which they will do any good at stopping the movement of the plates -- Los Angeles. The city is evacuated in a panic, but Beckett's teen daughter (Rayne Marcus) is abducted by a religious-fanatic pyromaniac and Beckett must save her before he saves the world. Meanwhile, Beckett strikes up a romance with the lovely Julie (Tamara Davies), a scientist on his team who is having a feud with her scientist father (John Rhys-Davies), also on the team. Little do they know that also on the squad is the evil Kellaway (Mark Rolston), who hates Beckett so much he'd let the planet blow up just to kill him.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Mark Dacascos
as Ryan Beckett
Rutger Hauer
as President Nelson
Mark Rolston
as Kellaway
Tamara Davies
as Julie McGrath
Thomas F. Duffy
as Anderson
Billy Maddox
as Norris
Beth Riesgraf
as Krissy
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Critic Reviews for Scorcher

All Critics (3)

As low-rent and derivative as a knock-off can possibly be - which is both a good thing and bad. But mostly bad.

Full Review… | November 11, 2003

almost bad enough to merit watching simply for kitsch value

August 28, 2003

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October 10, 2005

Audience Reviews for Scorcher

Terminator 2 - I mean, Daylight - okay, what I meant to say was Dante's Peak - no, wait. What was it? Oh, yeah, Scorcher features every character cliche in the book, pseudo-scientific babble and a laughable plot that even Ed Wood might shake his head at in embarrassed laughter. An even more effective disaster film would've been scrapping the movie and just releasing the footage of them making this. Full review at

Benjamin Marlatt
Benjamin Marlatt

The movie lacks focus and direction, it doesn't know whether to be an action film, disaster film or thriller. It focuses too much on the action and drama, not enough on the disaster aspect. okay acting.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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