Click here to go to our home page!
 70s
 80s
 90s
BC 
Google
WWW  Super70s Awesome80s
FORUMS | Culture | Movies | Music | News | Sports | Sci/Tech | Timeline | TV


Looking for Movies?
DVD
VHS
Search by keywords:
In Association with Amazon.com
Add Amazon.com to your Favorites.
 

The China Syndrome Academy Award Nomination! Academy Award Nomination! Academy Award Nomination! Academy Award Nomination! 

By Robert Lane

James Bridges (Urban Cowboy, Bright Lights, Big City) directed this 1979 film that became a worldwide sensation when, just weeks after its release, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident occurred. Jane Fonda (Klute, Julia) plays a television news reporter who is not taken very seriously until a routine story at the local nuclear power plant leads her to what may be a cover-up of epic proportions. She and her cameraman, played by Michael Douglas (Wall Street, American President), hook up with a whistleblower at the plant, played by Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger, Missing). Together they try to uncover the dangers lurking beneath the nuclear reactor and avoid being silenced by the business interests behind the plant. Though topical, the film (produced by Douglas) works on its own as a socially conscious thriller that entertains even as it spurs its audience to think.

Predictions

Released only weeks before the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, a scene in the movie features an  actor ironically stating that an "area the size of Pennsylvania would be left uninhabitable."

Academy Awards

The China Syndrome received Academy Awards nominations for Actor (Jack Lemmon), Actress (Jane Fonda), Writing (Mike Gray, T.S. Cook, James Bridges) and Art Direction/Set Decoration (George Jenkins, Arthur Jeph).

Share Your Memories!

Is The China Syndrome one of your favorite movies? What do you remember about it? Share your stories (or your reviews) with the world! (We print the best stories right here!)

 

FILM FACTS

Buy this VHS movie from Amazon.com! (Click here!)Buy this DVD from Amazon.com! (Click here!)Soundtrack unavailable at Amazon.com - try eBay (see links below)Rated PGNot on an American Film Institute 100 list

Director: James Bridges

Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Wilford Brimley

Released: March 16, 1979

Availability: DVD VHS


The China Syndrome memorabilia!
Jane Fonda memorabilia!
Jack Lemmon memorabilia!
The China Syndrome videos and DVDs!

Register for free today and start buying & selling with millions each week!
   
FORUMS | Culture | Movies | Music | News | Sports | Sci/Tech | Timeline | TV

Visit our sponsors!
Why?


Copyright 1994-2017, Awesome80s.com. All Rights Reserved.
Use of this site is subject to our Terms of Service.
Privacy Statement
Review copyright Amazon.com and used by permission.