27 September 2017 | Uriah43
Arrogance and Greed in the Face of a Major Hurricane
After his wife suffers from a stroke that leaves her hospitalized "Gus Garver" (Steve Forrest) gets a welcome visit from a young man he befriended many years earlier named "Sam Harrison" (Dan Haggerty) who shares his interest in engineering. As it so happens, upon looking at the high-rise condominium that Gus shares with his neighbors Sam discovers that the entire building has been made with substandard materials which could result in a total disaster if a strong hurricane were to hit. Unfortunately, when he shares his findings with the tenants he discovers that many of them are either skeptical or reluctant to do anything about it. Even worse, the people who built the condominium are intent upon keeping their shoddy business practices a secret-and they will stop at nothing to do just that. Meanwhile, a strong hurricane is gathering strength in the Atlantic Ocean and headed for that very spot. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that, even though I liked this mini-series, there were some rather obvious flaws which cannot be ignored. First, I didn't especially care for the number of times a specific ending scene kept popping up throughout the course of the film. I suppose it was intended to keep the viewer in suspense but in my view it had the opposite effect. Additionally, I thought that some of the sub-plots were a bit too shallow and transparent as well. Even so, I liked the presence of Barbara Eden (as "Barbara Messenger"), Linda Cristal ("Carlotta Churchbridge") and Pamela Hensley ("Drusilla Byrne") as they definitely added to the scenery. Be that as it may, while this certainly wasn't a mini-series with any real depth or great acting, it might interest some viewers and I have rated it accordingly. Average.