PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.
During the last scenes the focus was placed on the American flag with the bay as the backdrop. If you look carefully, there are two flags. The second huge Canadian flag is painted on the hospital ship sailing into the harbor. No doubt in reference to Canadians who were among the first rescuers to New Orleans (St Bernard) during the Katrina Hurricane disaster; a reminder by the director, Brad Peyton.
Are you saying you think the whole San Andreas fault might go off?
Lawrence Hayes: Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying.
Phoebe: Who should we call?
Lawrence Hayes: Everybody.
On the DVD with Directors Commentary, Brad Peyton states that each one-tenth increase in the Richter scale, ie: from 9.5 to 9.6, is an increase in the severity of the earthquake by 100 times. Actually, the increase in severity, though still severe, is far less; each whole number increase; ie: from 8.0 to 9.0, is an increase in severity of 10 times.
The end credits scroll with a bend at the top and bottom of the screen, as though they are on a rotating seismograph drum. Seismic lines, increasing in intensity, can be seen on the left side of the frame.
$4,860,030 (Russia) (31 May 2015)
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