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Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth (1993)

A rescue team is looking for survivors in a sinking building after a devastating earthquake.

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Bradford May

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Wesley Strick (story), Michael Pavone (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Stan Mather
David Newsom ... Cody Mather
Leigh McCloskey ... Frank Mather (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
Frank McRae ... Hugh
Gary Graham ... Jack
Caitlin Dulany ... Claudia
Leslie Ackerman ... Mrs. Gates
Shawn Levy ... Travis
Mitch Pileggi ... Thompson
Barbara Rhoades ... Sarah Mather
Cynthia Allison Cynthia Allison ... Cynthia Daniel
Camilla Belle ... Jennifer Gates
Mary Betten Mary Betten ... Grandmother
Frank Birney ... Scholar
Sidney Brammer Sidney Brammer ... Anchorwoman
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A rescue team is looking for survivors in a sinking building after a devastating earthquake.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A um Passo do Inferno See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Troubleshooters Trapped in Clichés
10 April 2005 | by FrankiePaddoSee all my reviews

Who loves Kristofferson films …..I do. There is no other reason to watch this film.

The premise isn't bad though …. professional rescuers have to tunnel down into a building that has sunken into the earth, after an earthquake, to find survivors. The rest is pure TV pap ( this must have been a busted TV pilot) with every cliché thrown in .... head of the team is separated with an estranged son, son's ex girl is with his brother now... the usual family squabbles against a dramatic backdrop. Although here the family squabbles are underwritten ( just alluded to) while the dramatic backdrop is killed by a small budget and no tension.

Some similarities with the "Hellfighters" where John Wayne plays a firefighter ( which had enough clichés itself) does not help the feeling of deja vu. Mind you although Kris' part is small he steps into the John Wayne shoes fine.


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