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The China Syndrome

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The China Syndrome

Release Date: March 16, 1979

Year    :   1979
Slogan    :   «Sometimes it’s too late to tell the truth.»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures, IPC Films
Director    :   James Bridges
Producers    :   Stanzi Stokes, Michael Douglas, Marty P. Ewing, Bruce Gilbert, James Nelson, James Nelson, Sally Dennison, James A. Dennett, Eileen Peterson, Bruce Nahin, Douglas E. Stoll, Ronnie Kramer
Writers    :   James Bridges, Mike Gray, T.S. Cook
RunTime    :   122 mins.
Budget    :   5900000
Revenue    :   51718367

While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicize the incident, but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret.

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