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Rex Piano (2004)

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Review

Our Score
An earthquake on a small Florida island unleashes dreadful acting and the most abysmally un-special effects in this made-for-TV fiasco. Consequently, it's impossible to take anything seriously, as seismologist Doug Savant (Desperate Housewives) and his prickly sheriff father-in-law John Novak butt heads over how to handle the flimsy events when Savant's estranged wife (Brandy Ledford) and three colleagues end up trapped in the basement of a construction site. If the pathetically scripted arguments on the outside weren't bad enough, the bickering and fighting underground is doubly dull and stupid; a weakness compounded by it being so dark you can barely see the unlikeable quartet anyway. Even the manic score fails to add tension, while the use of shaky-cam to depict tremors, and the plainly fake falling masonry only elicit laughs, particularly in the unexciting climax.

Summary

A professor discovers unusual seismic readings that spell doom for a nearby island. He realises his estranged wife is staying at a resort there and races to the rescue, but it seems he is too late when an earthquake leaves her trapped in a network of underground tunnels. Disaster movie, starring Doug Savant, Brandy Ledford and John Novak.

Cast & Crew

Prof Anthony McAllister Doug Savant
Lynn Larson McAllister Brandy Ledford
Sheriff Carl Larson John Novak
Frank Martell Justin Melvey
Allison Catherine Munden
Harland Fogarty Joe Miller
Kevin Marty Hrejsa
Greg Chambers Christopher Ashe
Director Rex Piano
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColour
Drama