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.
It is possible for a Nevada quake to trigger an L.A. quake, and for an L.A. quake to trigger a San Francisco quake. The 1992 Landers earthquake, a 7.3 in California's Mojave Desert, triggered a 5.3 quake in Nevada the next day. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake triggered magnitude 5 earthquakes the next day in Santa Monica, Oregon, and Nevada.
It's been a while since I got you to second base.
In the beginning of the film, Paul Giamatti is giving a lecture on past earthquakes while images of each corresponding earthquake are displayed on a projector screen. While on the topic of the 1960 Chile earthquake and tsunami, the projector incorrectly displays an image taken from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
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.
$54,588,173 31 May 2015