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The China syndrome / Columbia Pictures presents a Michael Douglas/IPC Films production ; a James Bridges film ; written by Mike Gray & T.S. Cook and James Bridges ; produced by Michael Douglas ; directed by James Bridges.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library DVD CHI 000134129 Video Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1404961844
  • ISBN: 9781404961845
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special ed. ; [widescreen].
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as motion picture in 1979.
Special features: two exclusive documentaries featuring new interviews with stars Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas ; deleted scenes ; filmographies ; previews.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Educational and home use only.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Associate producer, James Nelson ; executive producer, Bruce Gilbert.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas.
Summary, etc.:
It started as just another assignment. Reporter Kimberly Wells and cameraman Richard Adams were covering the daily routine at an Los Angeles power plant when the unthinkable occurred: a nuclear accident that could have wiped out Southern California. And Richard caught it all on tape. When their TV station refuses to air the footage, Wells and Adams recruit plant supervisor Jack Godell to expose the terrifying truth: the facility is a ticking bomb. But with millions of dollars at stake, company officials cannot let the story break. When the trio attempts to broadcast live from the plant's control room, the utility company does everything in its power to silence Godell permanently, as the world watches.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
CHV rating: PG.
OFRB rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC ; Dobly digital 5.1 (English), mono (English, French) ; widescreen (1.85:1).
Language Note:
English or French dialogue with optional subtitles in English, French, Japanese, Chinese and Thai; Closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
1979: Best Original Screenplay ; Best Art Direction
Subject: Television journalists > California > Los Angeles > Drama.
Nuclear power plants > Accidents > California, Southern > Drama.
Conspiracies > Drama.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Drama.
Nuclear power plants > Accidents.
Television journalists.
California > Los Angeles.
California, Southern.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.
Feature films.
Adventure fiction.
Adventure films.
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