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'Killer Wave'
(Angus MacFadyen, Stephen McHattie, et al / DVD / NR / (2006) 2007 / RHI Entertainment)

Overview: Killer Wave is the explosive, action-packed story of massive tidal waves set to destroy a population and swallow a nation. When a series of unprecedented and deadly tidal waves mysteriously crash down along the American East Coast, renegade scientists John McAdams (MacFadyen) and Sophie Marleau (Karine Vanasse) are sent to investigate.

DVD Verdict: When massive tidal waves hit the East Coast, a team of scientists is called in to investigate including John McAdams, an expert on man-made ecological disasters and weapons of mass destruction, and the beautiful Sophie Marleau (Vanasse) of the Oceanographic Institute.

Things get complicated when another scientist is murdered, and McAdams and Marleau find themselves on the run, dodging both the FBI and paid assassins. Turns out the waves are man-made, caused by a bunch of nuclear missiles detonated under the ocean. The culprits? An evil corporation helmed by CEO Victor Bannister (ever notice how all the bad guys are named Victor?), played by Tom Skerritt.

He and trusted adviser Edgar Powell (Stephen McHattie) hatched the watery scheme to land a multi-billion dollar contract from the government to build a sea wall along the eastern seaboard. It's all part of their plan to save the company from bankruptcy. (Wouldn't it have been easier just to hire a financial advisor?) Will the marine biologists save the world? I think we all know the answer to that.

'Killer Wave,' directed by Bruce McDonald and exec-produced by Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr., is quite a looker cinematic-wise and was (I believe) filmed in more than 45 locations throughout Canada during the summer of 2006. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Making A Splash - from Blue Screen to Silver Screen
Interviews with the Cast
Original Trailer