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The China Syndrome 1979

  • James Bridges
  • March 16, 1979
  • 122 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Thriller
Sometimes it’s too late to tell the truth.
While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, an opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicise 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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I remember The China Syndrome as a much better movie than the feeling I was left with after rewatching it today.

Don't get me wrong...The cast was excellent and I'm sure the thriller aspect of this was quite good back when this was made. But today?? Not so much...

Today this movie just shows us that there were anti-nuclear activists back then as well. The China Syndrome was blatantly made to feed the fear the general public had about nuclear power back then.

Were they right? Well...when looking at the few serious accidents we have had up till now, I would say they had a point.

Other than the fact that corporate greed is still very much alive, this one has little to offer as relevant suspense.

Catch it when it runs on TV...no need to go hunt for it.

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