On Hostile Ground

  • Mario Azzopardi (2000)
  • US / Can
  • 120 min
On Hostile Ground
Film Review
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1 out of 5

Few disaster movies are as devoid of inspiration as this sorry effort. We're used to earthquakes and volcanos destroying the movie landscape, but sinkholes? Yet that's what's troubling Louisiana geologist John Corbett as New Orleans prepares for Mardi Gras. The problem is that no one takes him seriously after he failed to predict a serious accident many years before. Moreover, girlfriend Jessica Steen only has marriage in mind, while her niece Brittany Daniel is solely concerned with partying. It's all crashingly predictable, with poor effects and even worse performances. However, following the real-life disaster that hit the city in the shape of Hurricane Katrina, this is hard to view as entertainment.

Plot Summary

Action adventure starring John Corbett and Jessica Steen. Still haunted by his failure to stop a mining accident years earlier, geologist Matt Andrews has trouble convincing the authorities that the ground beneath New Orleans is going to collapse on the city's busiest night of the year - the Mardi Gras festival.

Cast and crew


Matt Andrews
John Corbett
Allison Beauchamp
Jessica Steen
Cindy Evers
Brittany Daniel
Andrew Kraulis
Peter Stebbings
Derwin Jordan
Mayor Lafitte
Eugene Clark


Mario Azzopardi

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