Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997)

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A madman learns how to control the oceans for his own purposes, and two very different scientists band together to stop him in this made for TV disaster movie. The coastline of Southern California is suddenly besieged with a series of tidal waves which threaten to wipe out a number of seashore communities. Investigators suspect that the tsunamis are not of natural origin, and oceanographer Jessica Weaver (Julianne Phillips) and weapons expert John Wahl (Corbin Bernsen) are brought together to look into the matter. Together, they uncover evidence that the waves are the work of a terrorist, but when a billion dollar ransom is demanded to save Los Angeles from a massive tidal wave, some suspect that Wahl is in cahoots with the bad guys. Tidal Wave: No Escape also features Harve Presnell, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, and Gregg Henry.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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In Theaters:
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Runtime:

Cast

Corbin Bernsen
as Dr. John Wahl
Julianne Phillips
as Dr. Jessica Weaver
Harve Presnell
as Dr. Stanley Schiff
Gregg Henry
as Edgar Purcell
Larry Brandenburg
as Frank Brisick
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
as Marlan Clark
Aki Aleong
as Dr. Agamo
Gene Wolande
as Jules Benard
David Fabrizio
as Radio Officer
Teddy Lane Jr.
as Paramedic
Andrew W. Walker
as Lab Technician
Cheryl Frances
as Harrington Nurse
Hugh B. Holub
as Financial Analyst
Wendy Schenker
as Jan Richards
David E. Willis
as Aquatronics Repor
Andrew Walker
as Lab Technician
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Critic Reviews for Tidal Wave: No Escape

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July 1, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Tidal Wave: No Escape

Another Corbin Bernsen instant low budget "classic." Where did the talent we saw in "L.A. Law" go? Very low production values (it is laughable how poorly the backdrops appear), a story that is ridiculous in its concept and beyond ludicrous in its resolution, and several built in opportunities to see Bernsen with his shirt off. Watch at your own risk. You wrote this on 7/3/09.

Don Schick
Don Schick

GARBAGE MADE FOR TELEVISION DISASTER THRILLER. BADLY ACTED, THE SPECIAL EFFECTS ARE UNIMPRESSIVE. POORLY DIRECTED, ATROCIOUSLY WRITTEN. A REAL WASTE.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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