10.5: Apocalypse (2006): Season 1, Episode 2 - Episode #1.2 - full transcript

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AUTHORITIES ARE DESCRIBING
THE COLLAPSE

AS THE RESULT
OF A MASSIVE SINKHOLE

WHICH FORMED UNDERNEATH
THE LAS VEGAS STRIP.

ESTIMATES RANGE ANYWHERE
FROM 500,000 TO 600,000 PEOPLE

ARE NOW BURIED UNDERNEATH
THE DESERT FLOOR.

LOCAL AND STATE AUTHORITIES
ARE COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED

BY THE SCOPE AND EXTENT
OF THE DESTRUCTION.

FEMA AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
HAVE PLEDGED ASSISTANCE,

BUT WITH THE ONGOING CRISIS
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY,

THEY ARE DESPERATELY SHORT
ON MANPOWER.

Man: THE UNRELENTING STRING OF
SEISMIC AND VOLCANIC DISASTERS



HAS THE ENTIRE NATION ON EDGE.

WITH NO END IN SIGHT,
CONSERVATIVE RELIGIOUS LEADERS

ARE BEGINNING TO REFER TO
THE ONGOING NATURAL DISASTERS

AS THE COMING
OF THE APOCALYPSE.

The event in Las Vegas has
proved that our situation

IS GOING TO GET MUCH WORSE
FROM HERE ON OUT.

THEN YOUR PREDICTION
OF MASSIVE FLOODING

AND SEPARATION
IN THE MIDWEST

with the country cut in half
by these disruptions

IS GOING TO COME ABOUT?

IT'S A REAL POSSIBILITY.

THERE MUST BE SOMETHING
WE CAN DO ABOUT THIS.

THERE MIGHT BE,
BUT I DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND

the mechanics at work here.



IT'S NOT MY THEORY.

THEN WHOSE THEORY IS IT?

MY FATHER'S.

He, uh, was...

HE IS A GEOLOGIST.

YOUR FATHER?
Dr. Earl Hill.

HE CAME UP WITH THE ACCELERATED
PLATE MOVEMENT, OR APM,

SEVERAL YEARS AGO
BEFORE HE RETIRED.

CAN HE USE THIS THEORY OF HIS

TO GUIDE US
THROUGH THIS SITUATION?

AGAIN, I JUST DON'T KNOW.

How do we find out?

IT WOULD HELP
IF I COULD TALK TO HIM.

THEN DO THAT!

I CAN'T, SIR.

HE WAS IN LAS VEGAS
WHEN IT WENT DOWN.

I don't even know
if he's still alive.

I'M SORRY, SAMANTHA.

I'LL ARRANGE FOR A RESCUE
MISSION IMMEDIATELY.

Don't worry.
We'll do our best to find him.

NEVADA IS
COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED

WITH THE COLLAPSE
OF HOOVER DAM,

AND NOW LAS VEGAS.

WE NEED TO GET TEAMS OUT THERE
RIGHT AWAY.

THINGS ARE SETTLING DOWN.

I THINK WE CAN START TO PULL
SOME PEOPLE OUT OF HERE.

GOOD.

THE RESCUE OF DR. EARL HILL

IS OF THE HIGHEST PRIORITY.

I want you to head it up
yourself.
YES, OF COURSE.

Handpick your team,

FOCUSING ESPECIALLY ON THOSE
WITH EXPERIENCE

IN MOUNTAIN AND CLIMBING
RESCUE OPERATIONS.

I'LL MAKE SURE
WE GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

Man on radio: ALL TRAFFIC IN AND
OUT OF THE LAS VEGAS AREA

HAS BEEN HALTED AS AUTHORITIES
ATTEMPT TO FORMULATE

SOME SORT OF RESCUE PLAN.

THE SCOPE AND SIZE
OF THE DISASTER,

COMING ON THE HEELS OF
THE COLLAPSE OF HOOVER DAM...

I SHOULDN'T HAVE LEFT HER
BY HERSELF.

LAURA'S ALIVE, MAN.
YOU GOT TO BELIEVE THAT, OKAY?

COME ON, BABY.
PLEASE PICK UP.

WILL, LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE
WE PULLED OUT OF HERE.

IF THEY CAN SURVIVE,
SO CAN SHE. OKAY?

EVERYBODY'S GOT TO REPORT BACK
TO THE ICP.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

FIELD COMMANDER'S ORGANIZING A
PRIORITY MISSION TO LAS VEGAS.

THEY'RE PICKING
THE TEAM MEMBERS.

LET'S GO, BOYS.
LET'S GO.

WE'RE ON THAT.

YOU KNOW IT.

HEY.

HEY.

UM, ARE YOU GOING
TO LAS VEGAS?

YEAH, FEMA ASSIGNED ME
TO AN ADVANCE MEDICAL UNIT.

I'LL BE TAGGING ALONG
WITH THE RESCUE MISSION.

CAN I COME?

WE'RE ONLY TAKING
A SMALL SUPPORT STAFF.

YEAH,
I-I REALLY WANT TO HELP.

I KNOW, AMY, BUT...

TRUTH IS,

WE'RE EXPECTING
A LOT OF CASUALTIES.

MUCH WORSE THAN HERE.

BUT I CAN HANDLE IT.

NO. NOT ON THIS ONE, OKAY?

LOOK, YOU'RE THE ONE
WHO SAID SO.

I...I CAN HANDLE IT.

COME ON. YOU CAN...

ALL RIGHT,
GET YOUR STUFF PACKED.

TRANSPORT LEAVES
IN 20 MINUTES.

THANKS.

GO, GO!

ALL RIGHT, GET YOUR GEAR
TOGETHER, GONZALEZ.

THE TRANSPORT LEAVES
IN 30 MINUTES.
YES, SIR.

MALLOY BROTHERS.
YES, SIR.

LOOKS LIKE BOTH OF YOU
HAVE QUITE A BIT

OF CLIMBING EXPERIENCE.

YES, MA'AM. WE'VE BOTH BEEN
ROCK HOPPERS SINCE GRADE SCHOOL.

I TRAINED WITH THE AMRG
AND I'M FULLY CREDENTIALED

IN THE USE OF LITTER EVACUATION,
BELAYING, RAPPELLING,

ANCHORING, HARNESSING ...
YOU NAME IT.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING, TOO,
MA'AM.

WE WORK BEST AS A TEAM.

THE TWO OF YOU LOOK GOOD
ON PAPER,

BUT FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN,
I'VE GOT MY DOUBTS.

WE'LL PLAY THIS ONE STRICTLY
BY THE BOOK, MR. BECKER.

MALLOY, I'M NOT CONFIDENT
YOU'VE EVEN READ THE BOOK.

YOU KNOW WHERE I STAND.

BUT THIS IS YOUR MISSION.
IT'S YOUR CALL.

GET YOUR GEAR.

YES, MA'AM.
THANK YOU.

Approaching Las Vegas now.

Roger that.

Palace Casino in view.

Woman:
HELP ME, PLEASE.

Man: OVER HERE!

Man:
HEY, GIVE ME A HAND HERE!

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

YEAH, I HOPE SO.

I JUST FOUND OUT YESTERDAY
I'M PREGNANT.

OH, GREAT.

YO!

YO, ANYBODY UP THERE, HELP!

GIVE ME YOUR HAND.

JACKSON!

DOC, IS THAT YOU?
YEAH, SURE IS.

OVER HERE.

GIVE ME YOUR HAND.

YEAH, OKAY.

OKAY, READY?

YEAH.
OKAY.

HURRY UP, HURRY UP.
HURRY!

I NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE
SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU.

YEAH, ME TOO.
YOU OKAY?

YEAH.

THIS DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.

IT SURE DOESN'T.

NO RECEPTION.

YEAH, MINE'S DEAD, TOO.

HERE, GIVE ME THAT.
I'VE GOT AN IDEA.

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?

GOOD, IT'S NOT HOT.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I'M GONNA USE THIS WHOLE
BUILDING AS AN ANTENNA.

GREAT. HALLELUJAH.

HELLO? HELLO?

911.
State your emergency.

YEAH, THIS IS DR. EARL HILL.

I'M ON THE SKY CASINO FLOOR OF
THE ATLAS HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS.

THE WHOLE BUILDING ...

GO! WE GOT TO GET
OUT OF HERE! MOVE!

OH, MY GOD,
WHERE ARE YOU?!

SOMEBODY HELP ME!

OVER HERE! SOMEONE!

MY FRIEND,
SHE'S TRAPPED UNDER HERE!

OKAY, OKAY.
GET THIS OFF.

LET'S GET THIS
OFF HER CHEST.

CAN YOU HELP US?

Man: BACK UP, BACK UP!

HEY, CAN YOU GET THIS?

HERE, LET ME LOOK AT HER.
I'M A NURSE.

I LOOKED OVER THERE.
THERE'S NO WAY OUT OF HERE.

YOU OKAY?
CAN YOU SIT UP?

I'M FINE.
I WAS JUST FREAKED OUT.

LET ME LOOK AT YOU.

LET ME LOOK AT YOU.
LOOK AT ME.

FEEL THAT? YEAH?
TELL ME IF IT HURTS.

I'M FINE.
WE GOT TO GET
OUT OF HERE.

COME ON, FAST.

GO, GO, GO.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

GOT MAJOR TREMORS
COMING OUT OF SOUTH DAKOTA.

SOUTH DAKOTA?

Woman:
This is Ranger Unit Five.

We're approaching
the monument now.

We're moving in closer
to see if there's any damage.

Wait a minute.
I think I see something.

THERE IT IS.

I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

THE ROCK,
IT'S SPLINTERING!

LOOK, THERE'S ANOTHER ONE.
YOU SEE IT?

YEAH, I SEE IT.

THE ENTIRE MONUMENT ...
IT'S RIDDLED WITH CRACKS!

IT'S NOT GOING TO HOLD
MUCH LONGER!

WE'RE OUT OF HERE!

IT'S HAPPENING.

Woman: OH, NO.
IT'S STARTING.

Man:
I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

Man:
IT'S HEADED SOUTH.

Samantha: WHAT WE'RE SEEING
IN SOUTH DAKOTA IS

exactly what I was afraid of ...
a new rift fault is forming

IN THE MIDWEST
THAT COULD POTENTIALLY CUT

THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT
IN TWO.

A RIFT FAULT?

HOW IS THAT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER
FAULTS WE'VE BEEN FACING?

IT'S MORE VOLATILE.

The fault continually builds
on itself,

GAINING MOMENTUM AS IT GROWS.

WAIT, WAIT, WAIT ...
THIS ... THIS RIFT FAULT

IS DEFINITELY GOING TO SPLIT
THE CONTINENT IN HALF?

IF THE MOVEMENT OF THE PLATES
CONTINUES AT THIS PACE, YES.

ISN'T THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO

TO STOP IT
FROM SPREADING FURTHER?

WITHOUT MY FATHER'S INPUT,
I'M A LITTLE IN THE DARK.

Have we heard anything
from our rescue mission?

OUR TEAMS ARE GETTING INTO PLACE
AS WE SPEAK.

And we've just learned
that 911 received

A BRIEF DISTRESS CALL
FROM DR. EARL HILL,

so we know
he's still alive.

Well, that's good.

THANK GOD.

EVEN IF YOU DO RESCUE
MY FATHER,

I DON'T KNOW WHAT
OUR OPTIONS WILL BE, IF ANY.

I CAN'T ACCEPT THAT.
THERE MUST BE SOMETHING!

YEAH, THERE IS ... BEGIN MOVING
PEOPLE OUT OF HARM'S WAY.

WHERE TO? IF THE FAULT LINE IS
GOING TO EXTEND ALL THE WAY

TO THE GULF OF MEXICO,

that's an impossibly
large area

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT,
DR. HILL.

I WISH THERE WAS
SOMETHING MORE I COULD DO.

IS THERE ANY WAY YOU CAN
NARROW DOWN THE EXACT PATH

this fault will take?

If you can do that,
at least we can focus

OUR EVACUATION EFFORTS
ON THOSE AREAS FIRST.

THAT WOULD BE
INCREDIBLY HELPFUL.

MY TEAM IS ALREADY WORKING
ON THAT.

But I have to tell you,
we're dealing with

A HIGH LEVEL OF
UNPREDICTABILITY.

I KNOW YOU'LL DO EVERYTHING
YOU CAN, SAMANTHA.

YES, SIR.

IN THE MEANTIME, WE WILL BEGIN
TO PREPARE FOR THE EVACUATION.

SEAN,
SET UP A PRESS CONFERENCE.

I NEED TO ADDRESS THE NATION.

YES, SIR. RIGHT AWAY.

Delta 2-6, Base.
Do you copy?

This is 2-6. Copy, over.

What's your E.T.A.
into Vegas?

Convoy is en route.

E.T.A. to Vegas is five minutes.
Over.

Copy that.

Man: MR. PRESIDENT ...

IN 5, 4, 3, 2...

FOUR DAYS AGO,

A SERIES OF UNPRECEDENTED
AND CATASTROPHIC QUAKES

STRUCK THE WEST COAST.

SINCE THEN, THESE EVENTS
HAVE MOVED EASTWARD,

BRINGING WITH THEM
AN ESCALATING SERIES OF FLOODS,

VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS, SINKHOLES,
AND MORE QUAKES.

NOW A NEW POTENTIAL THREAT
IS ON THE HORIZON.

A LONG-DORMANT FAULT

STRETCHING ACROSS VAST AREAS
OF THE MIDWEST

HAS REAWAKENED.

THIS FAULT COULD EVENTUALLY

STRETCH FROM THE NORTH COAST
OF CANADA ALL THE WAY

TO THE GULF OF MEXICO
AND TEXAS.

BECAUSE OF THIS...

THIS UPHEAVAL,

I AM ORDERING
THE COMPLETE EVACUATION

OF NORTH DAKOTA,
SOUTH DAKOTA, NEBRASKA,

KANSAS, OKLAHOMA, AND TEXAS.

I KNOW.

THIS IS...

THIS IS WHERE YOUR HOMES,
YOUR SCHOOLS,

YOUR CHURCHES,
YOUR BUSINESSES,

YES, YOUR VERY HISTORY
LIES ...

BUT I ASK YOU NOT TO DELAY.

WE NEED TO PREPARE
FOR THIS POSSIBILITY.

I'M ASKING ALL OF YOU,
EVERYWHERE,

TO REACH OUT
TO HELP ONE ANOTHER,

ESPECIALLY THOSE IN NEED.

WE MUST WORK TOGETHER
AS ONE NATION

TO ACCOMPLISH
THIS DAUNTING TASK.

THANK YOU.

AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Man on P.A.: UNIT SIX,
REPORT TO THE SUPPLY TENT.

UNIT SIX,
IMMEDIATELY TO THE SUPPLY TENT.

DR. SMITH,
REPORT TO THE CARDIAC TENT.

DR. SMITH, PLEASE REPORT
TO THE CARDIAC TENT.

OKAY, JUST...
EASY.

MEDICAL UNITS
TO THE LOADING AREA.

MEDICAL UNITS
TO THE LOADING AREA.

MY RIBS!

NURSE, NURSE!

Man: COMING!

WHAT'S THE UPDATE
ON THE LAS VEGAS AREA?

WE'RE STILL SEEING MOVEMENT.

TREMORS ARE SHALLOW,
STAYING WITHIN A 1.6-2.1 RANGE.

SINKHOLE COULD OPEN UP AGAIN
ANY SECOND.

I WANT TO BE NOTIFIED
IF ANYTHING CHANGES.

OF COURSE, DR. HILL.

OKAY ... HEY, WHOA, WHOA!

EVERYBODY JUST PLEASE ...
SLOW DOWN, ALL RIGHT?

NOW, WE WILL GET OUT OF HERE,

BUT WE NEED TO DO THIS
IN AN ORDERLY FASHION.

HEY!
YOU CAN'T GET OUT THAT WAY.

YES, WE CAN.

THIS EXIT LEADS
INTO ANOTHER TOWER.

FROM THERE, WE CAN TAKE
THE EMERGENCY STAIRS

DOWN TO THE GROUND FLOOR.

NO, YOU CAN'T.
IT'S GONE, ALL OF IT.

YOU DON'T KNOW
WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

WE'RE IN A SINKHOLE.

THIS WHOLE CASINO IS BURIED ...
STREET, TOO.

THAT'S CRAZY!

THE ONLY WAY OUT OF HERE, MAN,
IS UP, NOT DOWN.

TAKE A LOOK AT THAT WALL.

WHERE DO YOU THINK THAT SAND
IS COMING FROM?

IT'S BLOWING IN
FROM THE OUTSIDE.

LIKE HELL IT IS.
IT'S THE WEIGHT OF DIRT.

IT'S DIRT PRESSING AGAINST
THE CASINO WALLS.

SOONER OR LATER, FOLKS,
THIS WHOLE PLACE IS GONNA CAVE,

AND, BELIEVE ME, YOU DON'T WANT
TO BE HERE WHEN THAT HAPPENS.

WE HAVE TO MOVE IF WE WANT TO
GET OUT OF HERE ALIVE!

HOW MANY FLOORS HERE,
JACKSON?

45.

45 FLOORS.
WE'RE ON THE 25th.

CHANCES ARE, SOME OF THE HIGHER
FLOORS ARE STILL ABOVEGROUND.

THAT IS THE WAY OUT!

NO, NO, NO, LISTEN TO ME,
ALL RIGHT?

THE FASTEST WAY OUT OF HERE
IS RIGHT THROUGH THOSE DOORS.

THAT'S THE WAY WE'RE GONNA
GET OUT OF HERE.

I'M CLIMBING OUT.

ANYBODY WANT TO FOLLOW ME,
THEY'RE WELCOME TO.

Woman: HE KNOWS.
HE WORKS HERE.

YOU PEOPLE, YOU'RE ALL MAKING
A TERRIBLE MISTAKE.

LISTEN, THIS GUY
USED TO BE A GEOLOGIST.

HE KNOWS WHAT
HE'S TALKING ABOUT. COME ON.

HEY, DOC! WAIT UP!

COME ON.

Jackson:
HEY, I'M COMING.

COME ON, LET'S MOVE IT!

ALL RIGHT, LISTEN UP,
EVERYBODY.

LISTEN UP.

OKAY, THE ATLAS CASINO
IS DIVIDED INTO THREE TOWERS ...

THE MAIN TOWER WITH 45 FLOORS

AND TWO ADJOINING TOWERS
WITH 25 FLOORS EACH.

ALL THREE TOWERS ARE CONNECTED
BY THE SPLIT-LEVEL SKY CASINO

ON THE 25th AND 26th FLOOR.

DR. HILL WAS LAST HEARD FROM
WITHIN THIS AREA.

SINCE THE LOWER FLOORS
HAVE COLLAPSED,

WE'RE ASSUMING THAT DR. HILL
AND ANY SURVIVORS

ARE GONNA MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE
UPPER FLOORS OF THE MAIN TOWER

AS THEY LOOK FOR A WAY OUT.

IF SO,
THEIR ROUTES ARE LIMITED.

THE ELEVATORS
ARE OUT OF COMMISSION,

LEAVING THE GRAND STAIRCASE
THE ONLY WAY UP

FROM THE SKY CASINO
TO THE MAIN TOWERS.

LET'S HOPE
IT'S STILL INTACT.

WE'RE HOPING DR. HILL
AND ANY SURVIVORS

MADE IT THAT FAR
SO OUR TEAMS CAN INTERCEPT THEM.

WHAT IF THEY DIDN'T?

THEN WE SPLIT INTO PAIRS,

AND WE DO A FLOOR-TO-FLOOR
SEARCH OF THE ENTIRE BUILDING.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT PRETTY, BUT WE
DON'T HAVE MUCH ALTERNATIVE.

I HAVE TO REMIND EVERYBODY,

THIS STRUCTURE
IS UNDER ENORMOUS STRESS.

THE FURTHER DOWN YOU DESCEND,

THE GREATER YOUR CHANCES
GETTING CAUGHT IN A COLLAPSE.

YOU DON'T HAVE
A LOT OF TIME DOWN THERE.

SO HERE WE ARE, PEOPLE.
WE WANT TO TREAD VERY CAREFULLY.

NOBODY IS TO DESCEND
TO THE LOWER FLOORS

WITHOUT EXPRESS PERMISSION
FROM MYSELF OR MISS WARNER.

IS THAT CLEAR?

YES, SIR.
YES, SIR.
YES, SIR.

ALL RIGHT, MISS WARNER'S GONNA
LAY OUT THE PLAN

FOR THE DESCENT
INTO THE MAIN TOWER.

JIM'S TEAM'S TRYING TO OPEN UP
AN ENTRY POINT

THROUGH THE ROOFTOP.

ONCE INSIDE, FIRST TEAM WILL
OPEN UP THE MAINTENANCE SHAFT

AND SET UP RAPELLING LINES.

AFTER THAT,
IT'S AN ORDERLY DROP,

EACH TEAM GOING TWO BY TWO.

WHAT'S PROTOCOL
FOR SURVIVORS?

RADIO IN THEIR POSITION

AND WE'LL SEND A TEAM
TO PICK THEM UP.

I WANT EVERYBODY TO STAY

IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION
WITH BASE.

REMEMBER,
YOU'RE PART OF A TEAM,

AND OUR SUCCESS DOWN THERE

WILL DEPEND ON HOW WELL
WE FUNCTION AS A TEAM.

OKAY?

ALL RIGHT!
LET'S GO!

LET'S GET THIS JOB DONE, GUYS.
DO IT.

Woman: Be real careful
down there, guys.

Man: Copy that.
We're in position right now.

We're just cutting through
the roof.

OKAY, WE'RE CLEAR.

First team, let's go.

COME ON, CLIP IN.

LIGHTS ON?
LIGHTS ON.

LINE SECURE?
I'M GOOD.

LINE SECURE?
GOOD.

DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU TWO
PAIN IN THE ASSES JUST YET.

No, sir,
we wouldn't want to throw off

YOUR RESCUER-TO-VICTIM
MORTALITY RATIO.

GOOD LUCK, BOYS.

DON'T WORRY, SIR.
WE'LL SEE YOU BACK UP HERE SOON.

DON'T YOU WORRY.
HERE WE GO.

We're still descending.

We're about halfway down
the shaft.

We got a long way
to go still.

HYSTERIA IS SWEEPING ACROSS
NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA,

KANSAS, OKLAHOMA, AND TEXAS

AS THE MIDWESTERN FAULT
CONTINUES TO SPREAD SOUTHWARD.

HURRY UP! HURRY!

COME ON! COME ON!

DESPITE REPEATED ASSURANCES

FROM LOCAL
AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES,

WIDESPREAD PANIC
HAS BEGUN TO FLARE

THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE AREA...

IRENA, TELĂ©FONO.

...TO ESCAPE
THE ONRUSHING FAULT LINE.

HELLO?

WE'RE IN.

TRACKING SYSTEMS ON.

COPY THAT.
TRACKING SYSTEMS ON.

OKAY, WATCH YOUR STEP
DOWN THERE.

YEP, NO SWEAT.

BE CAREFUL.

We're making our way down
the 45th-floor corridor now.

I'm seeing lots of exposed
wiring, broken pipe,

structural damage.

So far,
no sign of survivors.

Jackson: THIS IS IT ...
THE BALLROOM.

THE STAIRCASE ON THE RIGHT.
RIGHT HERE.

WHERE'S THE STAIRCASE?

IT'S GONE.

HOW THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO
GET UP TO THE NEXT FLOOR NOW?

YOU KNOW, IF WE CAN LODGE THIS
SIGN UP AGAINST THAT LANDING,

WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE IT
TO CLIMB UP ON.

JACKSON, DO ME A FAVOR.
HELP ME GET RID OF THIS JUNK.

SURE THING, DOC.

ARE YOU SERIOUS?
THAT'S SUICIDE!

YEAH, WELL, IT'S SUICIDE
IF WE STAY DOWN HERE.

WE GOT NO CHOICE.

THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY
UP TO THAT LANDING,

AND WE GOT TO GET
OUT OF HERE SOMEHOW.

DOC'S RIGHT. I KNOW
EVERY INCH OF THIS CASINO.

EITHER WE DO THIS THING
OR WE WAIT TO BE RESCUED

AND THIS WHOLE BUILDING
WILL FALL DOWN ON US.

HOW DO WE KNOW
ANYONE'S EVEN LOOKING FOR US?

SHE'S RIGHT.
WE'RE ON OUR OWN!

COME ON,
LET'S JUST GO FOR IT.

OKAY, LET ME SEE WHAT KIND OF
SHAPE THIS BABY'S IN.

ONE-INCH TUBULAR ALUMINUM
WELDED AT 45-DEGREE ANGLES.

YEAH, NICE AND SOLID.

LOOKS LIKE WE GOT A NICE LITTLE
SUSPENSION BRIDGE HERE.

HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED
TO GET THIS THING UP THERE?

LEVERAGE.

LEVERAGE?
YEAH.

A LEVER HAS THREE POINTS
OF INTEREST ...

THE FULCRUM, THE LOAD,
AND THE EFFORT.

WE'VE ONLY GOT
SO MUCH EFFORT AMONGST US,

I CAN'T DO ANYTHING TO REDUCE
THE WEIGHT OF THE LOAD,

SO WE NEED TO COME UP WITH
A FULCRUM THAT'LL HELP US OUT.

DOC, I DON'T UNDERSTAND
WHAT THE HELL YOU JUST SAID.

WHATEVER IT IS,
LET'S JUST DO IT!

LOOK, WE'RE WASTING
OUR TIME WITH THIS!

WILL YOU SHUT UP
AND LEND A HAND?!

YEAH, WHAT ARE
WE WAITING FOR?

WILL YOU GUYS
STOP FIGHTING?

IF WE CAN GET THIS GLOBE
INTO POSITION

AND WE CAN SLIDE
THIS SIGN UP OVER IT,

WE'LL HAVE
JUST THE FULCRUM WE NEED.

SO I WANT EVERYBODY
TO GET IN PLACE, OKAY?

AND LIFT
ON THE COUNT OF THREE.

HERE WE GO.

READY?

1...2...3.

COME ON!
DON'T GIVE UP, GUYS!

COME ON!
HOLD IT!

PUSH! PUSH!

HIGHER!

OKAY.

JACKSON, COME OVER HERE.

YOU GOT IT?
YEAH.

NOW WE GOT TO TRY TO MOVE THIS
GLOBE INTO POSITION, OKAY?

WHEN THIS SIGN REACHES
THE HEIGHT OF THE LANDING,

WE'RE GONNA TRY TO SET IT
IN PLACE.

EVERYBODY OKAY?

GRAB HOLD TIGHT, GUYS.
GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT.

READY? AND...

1...2...AND 3.

PUSH!

PUSH! COME ON!

COME ON! DO IT!

ALMOST THERE!
COME ON! PUSH!

OKAY, OKAY, ALL RIGHT.

NOW WE GOT TO MOVE
THIS GLOBE BACK REAL SLOW.

COME ON.
HERE WE GO.

WELL, IT'S NOT EXACTLY
WHAT I HAD IN MIND,

BUT IT'S GONNA HAVE TO DO.

SO, WHO'S FIRST?

WATCH IT!
GET DOWN!

TAKE COVER!

STEADY, GUYS.

WE GOOD?

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?
YEAH.

BE CAREFUL, GUYS.

CHECK YOUR LINES.

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA!

WATCH THOSE LIVE WIRES.

ANY SIGN OF SURVIVORS?

NO, NOT YET.

Okay, split off into teams

AND SURVEY THE AREA, BUT DO NOT
DESCEND TO THE LOWER LEVELS.

ALL RIGHT, COPY THAT.

WE'RE GONNA HEAD OFF
THIS WAY.

OKAY, WE'LL CHECK OUT
THE OTHER SIDE.

ALL RIGHT.
GOOD?

OUR MIDWESTERN FAULT

IS NOW 10 MILES SOUTH
OF SCOTTS BLUFF, NEBRASKA.

IT'S TRAVELED OVER 125 MILES
IN THE LAST TWO HOURS.

IT'S ALSO GONE FROM 1/8
OF A MILE

TO MORE THAN 1/4 OF A MILE
IN WIDTH.

WHICH MEANS IF IT CONTINUES
PRETTY MUCH ON COURSE,

IT'LL REACH THE GULF OF MEXICO
WITHIN 18 HOURS.

18 HOURS?

THAT'S NOT A LOT OF TIME,

SO IT'S IMPERATIVE THAT
WE NARROW DOWN THAT ROUTE.

GINA, WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT

ABOUT THE COMPOSITION OF SOIL
AROUND SCOTTS BLUFF?

IT'S MOSTLY
SOFT SEDIMENTARY ROCK ...

SANDSTONE, LIMESTONE, CHALK,
AND SOME CONGLOMERATE.

THERE'S NOTHING
THAT WOULD CREATE

ANY RESISTANCE TO THE FAULT.

YET IF YOU LOOK AT
THE FAULT'S ROUTE SO FAR,

IT'S BEEN ON A ZIGZAG COURSE,

WINDING AROUND SCOTTS BLUFF
THEN DOWN TOWARDS KANSAS.

WHY IS IT VEERING?

THERE HAS TO BE
SOMETHING DEEPER,

WAY DOWN IN THE MANTLE,
THAT'S DETERMINING ITS ROUTE.

WE HAVE AN INCREASE
IN GROUND TEMPERATURE

OVER A 1,250-MILE-WIDE AREA.

THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION
SEEMS TO BE HERE,

NEAR THE CHALK PYRAMIDS
IN KANSAS.

DO YOU THINK THIS IS WHERE
THE FAULT'S

ACTUALLY GONNA COME THROUGH?

IT'S A GOOD BET.

IF IT DOES,
IT'S A CLEAR LINE TO THE GULF.

WHAT DO WE HAVE BY WAY OF
GPS SENSORS IN THAT AREA?

NONE.

WE HAVE NO IDEA IF THERE'S BEEN
ANY ACTUAL GROUND MOVEMENT?

GEOLOGICALLY SPEAKING,
IT'S NOT A VERY EXCITING AREA.

NOBODY'S BEEN INTERESTED.

LET'S DO SOMETHING
ABOUT THAT.

LET'S GO.

ALL RIGHT.

COME ON, JENNA!

W-WHAT IF THE BUILDING SHAKES
AGAIN WHEN I'M ON THERE?

JENNA, WE CAN'T
STAY DOWN HERE, OKAY?

WE CAN'T.

I'LL SPOT YOU FROM DOWN HERE.
YOU'RE GONNA MAKE IT.

COME ON, JENNA.
YOU CAN DO IT.

AAH!
I'M NOT CLIMBING UP THERE!

I'M NOT!

JENNA, LISTEN TO ME.
I'LL GO FIRST.

YOU JUST FOLLOW ME,
ALL RIGHT?

COME ON.

COME ON.

JENNA, COME ON.

JENNA, LISTEN TO ME.

THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND

WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT
UP THERE, OKAY?

DO YOU HEAR ME?
THERE'S NO DOUBT.

JUST COME ON.
JUST FOLLOW ME, PLEASE.

COME ON!

THIS WHOLE PLACE
IS COMING DOWN!

WE GOT TO GET OUT OF HERE!

GO AHEAD.
NO ONE'S STOPPING YOU.

TAKE IT EASY, GUYS.
JUST TAKE IT EASY.

COME ON, JENNA.
COME ON.

FOLLOW RIGHT BEHIND ME.

THAT'S IT. THAT'S IT.
JUST KEEP FOLLOWING ME.

THAT'S IT!

OKAY.

I GOT YOU.

DON'T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE

EXCEPT MAKING
THAT NEXT MOVE, OKAY?

JUST KEEP LOOKING AT ME.
KEEP FOLLOWING ME UP.

KEEP CLIMBING.

THAT'S IT.
YOU'RE DOING REALLY WELL.

WE'RE ALMOST THERE.

COME ON, JENNA, KEEP CLIMBING.
LET'S GO.

HOLD ON, JENNA!

ARE YOU OKAY?

COME ON, KEEP CLIMBING UP.
LET'S GO.

I'M STILL HERE.

A LITTLE FURTHER.
COME ON.

KEEP GOING, JENNA.

JUST A FEW MORE FEET.
COME ON.

OKAY. OKAY, OKAY.

Man: STILL HERE, JEN.
KEEP GOING.

JENNA!
AAH!

JENNA!

Copy that.

WE'VE GOT A LOT OF
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE DOWN HERE.

WE'VE ALSO GOT...SAND

bleeding through
several large cracks.

THEY DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME
DOWN THERE.

HELLO?

LET'S START CHECKING
THESE ROOMS.

OKAY.

We are entering room 4510.

HELLO?
ANYBODY IN HERE?

WE'RE GETTING LOTS OF MOVEMENT
DOWN THERE.

OKAY, HOLD ON, PEOPLE.
IT'S OKAY. HOLD ON.

AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE,

have our teams start
making their way down
one floor at a time.

FIRST TEAM,
MAKE YOUR WAY DOWN

to the 44th floor.

All right, copy that.

LOOKS INTACT.

LET'S GO.

VISIBILITY'S CLOSE TO ZERO.

THAT MUCH DUST
IN THE STAIRWELL

COULD INDICATE A COLLAPSE
IN ONE OF THE LOWER FLOORS.

OKAY, I GOT YA.

IS ANYBODY DOWN HERE?

HELLO?

CAN YOU HEAR US?
ANYBODY?

HELLO?

DON'T LET IT
GET TO YOU, BRO.

YOU ALL RIGHT?

WATCH IT!

THIS PLACE IS LUCKY
TO STILL BE STANDING.

THOSE DOORS
ARE THE ONLY WAY OUT.

DAMN IT, WE'RE SOCKED IN.

THIS WHOLE PLACE
IS GONNA COME DOWN, ISN'T IT?

DON'T PANIC, RUSS.
WE GOT THIS FAR.

I DON'T KNOW, DOC.
I GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS.

REALLY?

IS IT THE SAME BAD FEELING
YOU HAD

ABOUT THE CARDS
I WAS HOLDING?

YOU WERE BLUFFING?

YOU ALWAYS LOSE
WHEN YOU PANIC, RUSS.

YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT.

COME ON, LET'S CLEAR
THIS DOORWAY.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S GRAB THE PIPE,
GET IT OUT OF THE WAY.

YOU GOOD, AL?

YEAH. YEAH.

ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE,
HUH?
YEAH.

GOOD, GOOD.
HERE?

YEAH.

GIVE YOU A HAND GETTING IT
STRAIGHT.

THAT'S IT. OKAY.
ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

IF THIS AREA EVEN THINKS ABOUT
MOVING, WE'LL KNOW ABOUT IT.

OKAY.

I'LL GET THE REST.

OKAY.
I'LL SET UP.

IT'S WARM.

TAKES AN AWFUL LOT
OF THERMAL ACTIVITY

TO REACH THE SURFACE
LIKE THAT.

DO YOU SMELL THAT?

WHAT?

SULFUR DIOXIDE.

JUST A HINT.

DO YOU THINK THERE'S A VENT
AROUND HERE SOMEWHERE?

LET'S FIND OUT.

WHAT THE HELL?

IAN.

Ian, it's Al.

WHAT'S UP?

YOU BETTER GET DOWN HERE
AND TAKE A LOOK.

ON MY WAY.

HELLO?

ANYBODY HERE?

IT'S GETTING STRONGER.

WE'RE CLOSE.

HELLO?

LOOK AT THIS TIRE.

WHAT HAPPENED?

IT'S VOLCANIC ACID.

ACID?

IT'S SEEPING UP
OUT OF THE GROUND.

OH, NO.

HEY!

HEY!

HEY!

ANYBODY HERE?

OH, MY GOD!

HELLO?

THIS IS A WASTE OF TIME.

IT WAS THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY
WHEN THIS TOWER WENT DOWN.

THERE'S NOBODY
UP IN THESE ROOMS.

WE GOT TO GO LOWER, MAN.

COME ON, LET'S MOVE!

SLIDE IT,
SLIDE IT, SLIDE IT!

OKAY, LET'S SEE
WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH HERE.

THAT'S IT, MAN.
I GOT TO GET OUT OF HERE.

GET AWAY FROM ME, DOC!

I'M GETTING OUT OF HERE!

UNH!

Man: DOCTOR, CAN I GET YOU
OVER HERE, PLEASE?

I NEED A HAND HERE!

HE'S GOING INTO CARDIAC.
GET ME THE A.A.D.

THE WHAT?
THE PADDLES!

OVER THERE!
THE PADDLES!

COME ON.

COME ON.

COME ON.

GET A TOURNIQUET ON
FOR NOW.

CLEAR.

CLEAR!

CLEAR!

COME ON! CLEAR!

Come on.

I NEED SOME HELP!

CLEAR!

COME ON!

AMY.

AMY.

YOU OKAY?

LOOK, IT'S NEVER EASY
SEEING SOMEBODY DIE.

I FEEL SICK.

IT'S OKAY.
COME HERE.

JUST TAKE A DEEP BREATH.
JUST BREATHE.

I-I-I'M SORRY.
I'M SORRY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO APOLOGIZE.

LOOK, IT HAPPENS TO EVERYBODY
THE FIRST TIME.

JUST BREATHE.
YOU'RE DOING FINE.

I-I DON'T ...
I DON'T THINK I CAN DO THIS.

YES, YOU CAN.

I'M SORRY.
I JUST REALLY WANT TO GO HOME.

STOP. I WANT YOU TO THINK
ABOUT WHY YOU'RE HERE.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M HERE!
YES, YOU DO!

HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY, LOOK AT ME!
LOOK AT ME!

STOP FEELING SORRY
FOR YOURSELF.

WE BOTH KNOW YOU'RE STRONGER
THAN THAT, RIGHT?

NOW, THERE'S PEOPLE IN THERE
THAT NEED YOUR HELP.

SO, COME ON, LET'S GO.

AMY, COME ON.

Gonzalez:
HOW'S IT LOOK, DOC?

I THINK WE CAN GET THROUGH.

COME ON, COME ON.

AAH! AAH!

EARL!

YOU OKAY?

YEAH, YEAH.
I'M FINE.

COME ON, GUYS.
WE GOT TO MOVE.

COME ON. NOW.

YOU ALL RIGHT?

YEAH.

Man: You guys
should get everything secured

down on your end
as quick as you can.

Woman: Come in, 2-9.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

GIVING US
A LITTLE PRIVACY, MAN.

WHAT FOR, BRAD?

IF THIS SHAFT
IS CLEAR

WE CAN USE IT TO RAPPEL DOWN
TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

HALLELUJAH.

I CAN ALMOST SMELL
THE FRESH AIR.

YEAH, YOU AND ME BOTH.

COME ON.
WE'RE ALMOST AT 42.

HEY, ARE YOU OKAY?

YEAH, JUST GOT
A LITTLE NAUSEOUS.

COME ON.
LET ME HELP YOU.

OKAY.

COME ON.

OKAY, THE ELEVATOR'S UP TOP,

WHICH MEANS WE SHOULD HAVE
MORE THAN ENOUGH ROPE.

BRAD ... BRAD, I WANT TO FIND
LAURA MORE THAN ANYTHING.

WE HAVE A BETTER CHANCE
WORKING WITH THE TEAM,

NOT GOING OFF ON OUR OWN.

THE FIELD COMMANDERS DON'T KNOW
WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN HERE.

WE DO.
IT'S OUR CALL.

YOU ARE NOT
GOING DOWN THERE.

JUST LIKE YOU, WILL ... ALWAYS
A FOLLOWER, NEVER A LEADER.

ARE YOU COMING OR NOT?

I AM NOT LETTING YOU
GO DOWN THERE, BRAD.

GET OUT OF MY WAY.
GET OUT OF MY WAY!

I SAID YOU'RE NOT
GOING DOWN THERE!

KEEP CLIMBING!

KEEP CLIMBING!

GO, GO, GO, GO!

COME ON! OUT, OUT!
EVERYBODY OUT NOW!

COME ON, COME ON!
EVERYBODY, LET'S GO!

MOVE! COME ON!

COME ON! OUT!
COME ON!

AAH! AAH!

LAURA?

LAURA!

LAURA!
LAURA!

YOU OKAY?

OH, MAN.

I OWE YOU ONE,
LITTLE BROTHER.

Samantha: OUR FAULT STARTED
IN SOUTH DAKOTA,

MOVED THROUGH NEBRASKA,

AND NOW IS MOVING
THROUGH KANSAS.

THE ACTIVITY
AT THE CHALK PYRAMIDS

TELLS ME IT'S HEADED
THROUGH THERE.

I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

IF IT ADVANCES
ON THE SAME TRAJECTORY

THROUGH OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS,

IT'LL SKIM CLOSE TO
THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA,

CUT THROUGH HOUSTON, AND REACH
THE GULF HERE AT GALVESTON

IN ABOUT 10 1/2 HOURS.

WAIT A SECOND.

CAN WE SEE A MORE DETAILED
SECTION OF THE CITY GRID

ABOUT 25 MILES
NORTH OF HOUSTON?

WHAT IS IT?

I DID SOME WORK IN THAT AREA
A FEW YEARS BACK,

IF I REMEMBER RIGHT.

CENTERVILLE,
HUNTSVILLE, CROCKETT,

OAKWOOD, SUMMERVILLE...

RED PLAINS, TEXAS.

WHAT'S WRONG?

RED PLAINS 1 AND 2.

YES, AND?

THEY'RE THE TWO LARGEST
NUCLEAR REACTORS

IN THE UNITED STATES.

OUR FAULT'S GONNA RUN
STRAIGHT THROUGH THEM.

Mrs. Warner: OUR WORST-CASE
SCENARIO INDICATES

THAT A REACTOR CORE MELTDOWN
OR A SPENT-FUEL FIRE

could result
in millions of people killed.

The entire Southeast
could be transformed

INTO A NO MAN'S LAND
FOR CENTURIES.

We could lose as many
as 75 million people.

HOW LIKELY
IS THIS SCENARIO?

Very.

BECAUSE NO PERMANENT
WASTE FACILITY

has been opened
in the United States,

ABOUT 15,000 TONS
OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL

HAVE ACCUMULATED
IN THE PLANT'S STORAGE PONDS.

IF A POND WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED

and the cooling water
drained away,

IT WOULD RESULT
IN AN UNCONTROLLABLE INFERNO.

The nuclear material
in the concrete and steel pools

WOULD BE RELEASED
INTO THE AIR,

IN EFFECT CREATING
THE ULTIMATE DIRTY BOMB.

THEN LET'S MOVE THAT MATERIAL
OUT OF THERE.

I've already contacted
Red Plains 1 and 2.

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

They can't even move a fraction
of that out in time.

I'M TIRED OF HEARING
WHAT WE CAN'T DO!

TELL ME WHAT WE CAN DO!
I WISH I COULD.

THEN WE HAVE TO STOP THAT FAULT
FROM REACHING THOSE REACTORS.

HAVE WE HEARD ANY NEWS
ABOUT DR. HILL'S FATHER?

OUR TEAMS ARE STILL
SEARCHING FOR HIM.

THAT'S OUR PRIORITY.

YES, SIR.

JUST GET THOSE PEOPLE
OUT OF THERE.

HOLD ON!
LAURA!

WE'RE GETTING YOU
OUT OF THERE!

WE'RE COMING!
WE'RE GONNA GET YOU!

LAURA, HANG ON!

HOLD ON!
LAURA!

LAURA!

YOU HEAR THAT?

YEAH.

SOUNDS LIKE IT'S COMING
FROM RIGHT UNDERNEATH HERE.

HELLO?!
CAN YOU HEAR US?!

HELLO?!

HELLO?
ANYONE DOWN THERE?

DID YOU HEAR THAT?

CAN YOU HEAR US?

HEY!

HEY!

WE'RE DOWN HERE!

WE'RE DOWN HERE!

DOWN HERE!
CAN YOU HEAR US?!

HEY!

WE'RE DOWN HERE!

WE'RE DOWN HERE!

WE GOT PEOPLE
TRAPPED DOWN HERE!

I HEAR YELLING.

WE NEED A DEMO TEAM DOWN HERE
RIGHT AWAY.

WE GOT SURVIVORS.

IT'S ON ITS WAY.

COPY THAT.

IT'S ALL YOURS.

YOU GUYS KEEP WORKING.

HELLO?

YEAH!
YEAH, OVER HERE!

DR. HILL?

WHO'S ASKING?

THE PRESIDENT, SIR.

PRESIDENT?

OF WHAT?

OF THE UNITED STATES, SIR.

YOUR DAUGHTER
SENT FOR YOU.

THERE'S A CHOPPER WAITING TO
TAKE YOU TO THE USGS COLORADO.

WE GOT PEOPLE TRAPPED DOWN HERE.
I GOT TO GET THEM OUT.

BELIEVE ME, WE'LL TAKE OVER
FROM HERE, SIR,

AND WE'LL GET
THOSE PEOPLE OUT, OKAY?

HAVE YOU SEEN MY WIFE,
LAURA MALLOY?

SHE'S A NURSE FROM MEDFORD.

SHE'S PREGNANT,
RIGHT?
WHAT?

SHE'S THE ONE WE'RE TRYING
TO GET OUT OF HERE.

YOU GUYS, GET DOWN HERE!

SIR, SIR, WE NEED TO GET YOU
UPSTAIRS RIGHT NOW, PLEASE.

PLEASE, PLEASE.
OKAY, OKAY.

THEY'RE ESCORTING DR. HILL
OUT OF THE BUILDING RIGHT NOW.

TRANSPORT'S READY TO FLY HIM
BACK TO DENVER A.S.A.P.

HANG ON!

Laura: LOLA?

LOLA, HELP!

HELP ME!

HANG ON.
LOLA!

LET ME SEE
IF I CAN MOVE THIS.

Oh, God.

COME ON.

AAH!
Hang on.

Hang on, it's gonna be okay.
Hang on.

ARE YOU OKAY?

I NEVER GOT TO TELL MY HUSBAND
I'M PREGNANT.

YOU WILL. OKAY?

YOU WILL.

Hang on.

OKAY, COME ON, THINK.

THERE MUST BE SOMETHING
WE'RE NOT SEEING HERE.

WE'VE LOOKED
AT EVERY POSSIBILITY.

LET'S LOOK AGAIN.

WE HAVE LESS
THAN SEVEN HOURS

BEFORE THE FAULT REACHES
RED PLAINS.

WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO
IN SEVEN HOURS?

THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE.

NOTHING'S IMPOSSIBLE.

DAD.

Earl: HEY.

IT'S GOOD
TO SEE YOU AGAIN, SAM.

God.

OH, IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU.

THANKS FOR GETTING ME
THE HELL OUT OF VEGAS.

I'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO THAT
FOR YEARS.

I KNOW, BABY. I KNOW.

EVERYONE, THIS IS MY FATHER,
DR. EARL HILL.

HOW DO YOU DO?

HELLO.

NICE TO MEET YOU.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU, TOO.

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME.

YEAH, IT SURE HAS.

SO...

LET'S SEE WHAT WE CAN DO

ABOUT THIS LITTLE PROBLEM
OF OURS, SHALL WE?

WORLD NEWS HAS LEARNED
THAT RED PLAINS 1 AND 2,

THE COUNTRY'S TWO LARGEST
NUCLEAR REACTORS,

25 MILES OUTSIDE HOUSTON,

ARE NOW PREDICTED
TO BE IN JEOPARDY.

IF THE MIDWESTERN FAULT
CONTINUES

ON ITS CURRENT COURSE,
THIS NATION COULD BE FACING...

WHAT ELSE COULD I DO?

WHAT AM I NOT THINKING OF?

I'M LETTING
THE ENTIRE COUNTRY DOWN.

DON'T YOU DARE THINK
LIKE THAT.
IT'S TRUE.

NOT EVEN REMOTELY.
OH, YES.

HEY, LISTEN TO ME.

WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?

YOU'VE DONE
EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO.

BEYOND THAT,
IT'S OUT OF YOUR HANDS.

Man: ALL MAJOR THOROUGHFARES
OUT OF THE HOUSTON AREA

ARE BACKED UP
FOR HUNDREDS OF MILES.

IN A DESPERATE EFFORT
TO ESCAPE THE ONRUSHING FAULT,

MANY PEOPLE HAVE SIMPLY
ABANDONED THEIR CARS

AND STARTED THE JOURNEY
ON FOOT.

MIGUEL, THEY NEED YOU
BACK INSIDE.

OKAY.

ARE YOU OKAY?

LOOKS LIKE THE FAULT'S
GONNA HIT HOUSTON.

YEAH, I HEARD.

MY PARENTS ARE STILL THERE.

WHAT?

THEY REFUSED TO LEAVE.

WHY?

MY FATHER'S A VERY SICK MAN.

HE'S A VERY STUBBORN MAN.

THEY DECIDED TO WAIT IT OUT
IN THEIR OWN HOME.

THEY, UH...

I DON'T THINK
THEY'RE GONNA SURVIVE THIS.

I'M...

I'M ... I'M SO SORRY.

Yeah.

CAN I HELP?

OH, HONEY,
YOU ALREADY HAVE.

THIS DATA YOU AND YOUR TEAM
HAVE COME UP WITH,

IT'S ... IT'S IMPECCABLE.

IT'S REALLY FIRST-RATE WORK.

THANK YOU, DAD.
I MEAN IT.

I COULD NEVER HAVE COME UP
WITH THIS ON MY OWN.

COME HERE.
I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING.

SEE HERE?

USING THE INFORMATION
YOU GAVE ME,

I CAME UP WITH A NUMERICAL
FORMULA FOR THE RATE OF CHANGE.

RATE OF CHANGE.
YEAH, YOU SEE?

HOW LONG
THIS ACCELERATED STATE

OF GEOLOGIC ACTIVITY
IS GONNA LAST.

THEN YOU KNOW
WHEN IT'S GONNA STOP?

WELL, I'VE GOT AN IDEA.

WHEN?

GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER,
BABY.

BRING THEM IN HERE.
I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT I GOT.

FIVE MINUTES.

SAM...

...I'M SORRY I'VE BEEN
SO DISTANT WITH YOU

THESE PAST YEARS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO
SAY ANYTHING.

YES, I DO.
YOU DIDN'T DESERVE THAT.

I ALSO WANT TO TELL YOU THAT
IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU

AND EVERYTHING TO DO
WITH ME.

I GUESS I WAS JUST...

DISAPPOINTED THE WAY
THIS COMMUNITY HAS TREATED ME,

AND I COULDN'T OPEN UP
TO YOU.

SORRY.

I'M REALLY VERY, VERY PROUD
OF YOU, SAM.

VERY.

DON'T CRY.
Okay.

PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT, GET OUT OF HERE.
WE GOT A BIG WORLD TO SAVE.

COME ON, GUYS!
LET'S KEEP IT GOING!

COME ON, LET'S GO!
COME ON!

GRAB THIS.

EASY.
PASS IT DOWN.

THERE YOU GO.

AAH!

It's okay.

I got you, okay?

Okay.

IS EVERYBODY ALL RIGHT?

YEAH, YEAH, WE'RE GOOD.

NO, NO, NO, NO!
DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!

HOLD THE WORK!

HOLD THE WORK!

IF WE TAMPER WITH THIS
ANY MORE,

WE RISK CAUSING THAT ENTIRE
STAIRWELL TO COLLAPSE.

WE'RE NOT LEAVING THEM
DOWN THERE.

WHY CAN'T WE JUST PUNCH A HOLE
THROUGH THE FLOOR?

NO, THE VIBRATION
MIGHT CAUSE ANOTHER COLLAPSE.

WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DESCEND
TO THE NEXT LEVEL ANOTHER WAY.

OKAY. OKAY, OKAY,
HERE WE GO.
WHAT?

I HAVE A VENTILATION SHAFT
THAT RUNS BETWEEN THE FLOORS.

YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET DOWN
THAT WAY, BUT IT'S VERY NARROW.

You'll only be able to send
one man down at a time.

I'LL GO.

I GOT MORE CLIMBING EXPERIENCE
THAN YOU.

NO, BRAD, I'M GOING.

OKAY.

I GOT YOUR BACK.

ALL RIGHT.
LET'S DO THIS.

ALL RIGHT.

COMING THROUGH!

THE IMPORTANT ISSUE HERE
IS ONE OF RESISTANCE.

THE FAULT LINE IS RUNNING WITH
THE NATURAL GRAIN OF THE STRATA,

AND IT'S GONNA CONTINUE
ALONG THIS PATH

UNLESS SOMETHING COMES ALONG
TO MAKE IT DO OTHERWISE.

THEN HOW DO WE CREATE
ENOUGH RESISTANCE

TO FORCE IT TO VEER OFF?

WE CAN'T FORCE IT
TO DO ANYTHING.

IT'S TOO BIG.
IT'S TOO POWERFUL.

AL IS RIGHT.

WE CAN'T BEAT THE FAULT
BY GOING TOE-TO-TOE WITH IT,

BUT MAYBE WE CAN JUST MAKE IT
TURN AGAINST ITSELF.

HOW THE HELL
DO WE DO THAT, EARL?

WELL, IT'S LIKE
PLAYING POKER.

YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR
OPPONENT'S NATURAL TENDENCIES,

AND MOST OF THE TIME
THEY BEAT THEMSELVES.

IT'S TEXAS, RIGHT?

YEAH.

SO WHAT DO THEY DO
IN TEXAS?

GOT ME.

UH...RIDE HORSES,
UH, RAISE CATTLE...

PUMP OIL?

EXACTLY.

HERE, TAKE A LOOK
AT THIS TOPOGRAPHIC.

WE'VE GOT OVER 150
NATURAL GAS WELLS

WITHIN A 25-MILE RADIUS
OF RED PLAINS,

SOME OF THEM RANGING IN DEPTH
FROM 3 TO OVER 5 KILOMETERS.

AND THAT'S ABOUT HOW DEEP
OUR FAULT IS RUNNING.

YES, HONEY, EXACTLY.

THESE POCKETS OF NATURAL GAS

ARE TRAPPED
BETWEEN LAYERS OF ROCK

DEEP UNDER
THE SURFACE, RIGHT?
YES.

AND THEY'RE ALREADY
UNDER TREMENDOUS PRESSURE.

AS THE FAULT APPROACHES,

IT'S GONNA SQUEEZE
THOSE GAS POCKETS,

SQUEEZE THEM LIKE THEY HAVE
NEVER BEEN SQUEEZED BEFORE.

AND DON'T FORGET,

EVERYTHING IS STILL
IN A STATE OF ACCELERATION

AS WE APPROACH
THE PEAK EVENT.

ALL THAT PRESSURE IS JUST GONNA
BE ITCHIN' TO LET LOOSE,

SO ALL WE HAVE TO DO
IS WAIT FOR THE RIGHT MOMENT,

PROVIDE THE FUSE,
AND BOOM,

THERE'S YOUR PATH
OF LEAST RESISTANCE.

YOU WANT TO OPEN UP
A NEW FAULT LINE

TO TRY TO STOP THE ONE
THAT'S ALREADY THERE?

NO, NOT STOP IT, DIVERT IT.

WHY NOT?

ONCE THE GROUND OPENS UP,

THE MIDWESTERN FAULT IS GONNA
HEAD RIGHT INTO OUR NEW FAULT,

FOLLOWING THE GRAIN
OF THE STRATA.

AND VEER
RIGHT AROUND RED PLAINS.
YES.

JUST MIGHT WORK.

JUST MIGHT.

HMM.

Samantha: We've targeted
27 natural-gas wells

Within 2 miles
of the Red Plains reactors,

ALL OF THEM PRESENTLY IN USE
OR CAPPED.

IT WON'T TAKE MUCH TO SET ANY
OF THESE OFF, MR. PRESIDENT.

IT'S LIKE USING TINDER
TO LIGHT A FIRE OF DRY KINDLING.

THE FAULT LINE WILL INTERCEPT
OUR GROUP OF GAS WELLS HERE,

RIGHT OUTSIDE RED PLAINS 1
AND 2.

The moment it does,

we'll initiate the
detonation sequence.

ISN'T THAT CUTTING IT
A LITTLE CLOSE?

YES, SIR, BUT THE CLOSER
WE CUT IT TO THE PEAK EVENT,

THE BETTER OFF
WE'RE GOING TO BE.

When these wells do go off,

they're going to rip the ground
wide open,

concaving the entire area.

WILL THIS STOP THE FAULT
FROM REACHING THE GULF?

WELL, MAYBE WE'LL GET LUCKY.

WE DON'T REALLY KNOW.

SAVING 75 MILLION LIVES
FROM A NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE

Is still a hell
of a good deal.

I'LL TAKE IT.

THANK YOU, BOTH OF YOU.

GOOD LUCK.

GODSPEED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

THE DEVIL HIMSELF COULDN'T THINK
OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

WHAT'S YOUR POSITION,
DR. HILL?

We're flying over the fault line
right now.

How much time do we have?

THE FAULT
SHOULD REACH RED PLAINS

In less than 90 minutes.

THIS IS GONNA BE TIGHT.

Will: I'm making my way
toward the access panel now.

The shaft is barely
holding together.

TAKE IT SLOW, WILL.
TAKE IT SLOW.

HOW ARE WE DOING, WILL?

I'M ALMOST THERE.

Man:
Do you see the access panel?

YEAH, BUT IT'S SCREWED SHUT.

THAT'S IT.

YOU WON'T HAVE TIME
TO WORK THEM FREE,

BUT IF YOU PUSH HARD ENOUGH,
IT SHOULD POP OPEN.

ALL RIGHT.

AAH!

COME ON,
WE GOT TO GO BACK DOWN!

AAH!

COME ON.

STAY BACK, ALL RIGHT?

IT'S BLOCKED.

IT WON'T OPEN ANY FURTHER.

DAMN IT!

HELP!

HELP, SOMEBODY!

HELP!

WILL!

WILL, KICK IT IN!

KICK IT IN!

I'M IN.

OKAY, HE'S IN, HE'S IN!

Man: This is Fox Fire 12.

We are approaching Red Plains
nuclear facility right now.

We will circle around
the main cooling towers

and then make our final approach
into the wind

as we prepare for a landing.

Man #2: Roger that.

We need those units
down on the ground asap.

I've got a visual
on the wells.

Looks like we have
a clear staging area

about 200 meters
from the cooling towers.

Coming back around.

Stay in formation.

All units, start your approach
and prepare for landing.

50 meters.

30 meters.

Roger that, base,
and prepare for landing.

Man #3: This is Red Leader One.
We are on the ground.

This is Fox Fire 12.
We are on the ground.

Man #4: This is Desert Wind 3.
We are on the ground.

Man #5: Hard Charger 8.
We are on the ground.

Let's get Dr. Earl Hill
and Dr. Samantha Hill

out there right now.

DR. HILL AND DR. HILL?
THAT'S RIGHT.

LET ME SHOW YOU
WHAT WE GOT.

1 1/2-POUND BRICKS
OF COMPOSITION C-4.

IMPACT ZONE ...
2 METERS HIGH, 50 METERS WIDE,

AT A 50-METER RANGE.

THAT SHOULD DO THE JOB.

WHO WILL BE INITIATING
THE FIRING SEQUENCE?

SAM, IT'S YOUR SHOW.

JUST FLIP THE SAFETY
AND HIT THE TOGGLE.

COME ON, BABY,
LET'S GO.
YEP.

LET'S GO.
GET HER BACK IN.

YOU BE CAREFUL, HUH?
I WILL.

I LOVE YOU.

I LOVE YOU, TOO.

LET'S GO.

Man #1: This is Fox Fire 12.
We are back in the air.

HOW YOU DOING, MALLOY?

HEY, ARE YOU OKAY?!

ARE YOU OKAY?!

I'm okay, I'm okay!

WE GOT TO GET EVERYBODY
OUT OF THERE NOW!

WE HAVE TO EVACUATE
THIS BUILDING IMMEDIATELY!

MALLOY'S STILL DOWN THERE!

THAT'S AN ORDER! GO!

ALL RIGHT, GO, GO!
GET OUT! COME ON!

NO, I'M NOT GONNA GO ANYWHERE
WHILE MY BROTHER'S STILL INSIDE!

BRAD, LISTEN TO ME!

Your brother's not gonna be able
to come back up the same way!

We're gonna have to find
an alternative route!

I AM NOT GONNA LEAVE HIM!
NO!

YOU CAN'T HELP HIM
BY STAYING THERE!

When he makes it
up to the maintenance shaft,

THAT'S WHEN HE'S GONNA
NEED YOUR HELP!

HOW DO I KNOW
YOU'LL EVEN GET HIM THERE?!

BRAD, I PROMISE,
WE'LL GET HIM THERE.

I WILL HOLD YOU TO THAT,
MISS WARNER!

You understand?!
I will hold you to that!

WE'RE GETTING OUT, MAN!

OKAY, OKAY, LET'S GO, GO!

SOMEBODY!

HELP, PLEASE, HERE!

HELP!

HELP!

HELP!
SOMEBODY, HELP!

OVER HERE!
WE'RE STUCK!

LAURA!

WILL?
LAURA!

WILL!

LAURA!

I'M HERE!

I'M HERE, BABY!

OH, MY GOD, YOU'RE HURT!
PUT YOUR ARM AROUND ME!

LET'S GET OUT OF HERE!
CAREFUL!

Man: This is Fox Fire 12.
We are on the ground.

22 OF 28 WELLS ARE SET
TO DETONATE, SIR.

HOW MUCH TIME
DO WE HAVE LEFT?

LESS THAN 10 MINUTES.

Man #2: This is Desert Wind 3.
We are on the ground.

OKAY, GUYS, LET'S DO IT.

LET'S GO! MOVE IT!

THAT'S IT RIGHT THERE.

SET THEM
AGAINST THE MAIN VALVES.

THAT'LL CARRY THE IMPACT
ALL THE WAY DOWN.

Man #3: Hard Charger 8.
We are on the ground.

COME ON, COME ON!
LET'S GO!

RIGHT HERE.

HERE WE GO.

ALL RIGHT!

COME ON!

AAH!

AAH!

I GOT TWO POSSIBLE ROUTES
TO THE OBSERVATION TOWER.

ONE IS THROUGH THIS
DELIVERY-ACCESS CORRIDOR HERE,

AND THE OTHER'S
THROUGH THIS BYWAY.

I THINK THE BYWAY'S
THE SAFER BET.

THE HALLWAY'S
COMPLETELY BLOCKED OFF.

WHAT IF THEY GO
THROUGH THIS ROUTE RIGHT HERE?

IT'LL LEAD THEM
TO THE OBSERVATION TOWER.

NO, THEY'LL NEVER MAKE IT!
IT'S A BETTER ROUTE!

NO, IT'S NOT GONNA WORK!

Brad: We need
another way out of here!

CAN'T HANG ON MUCH LONGER!

I'M GOING WITH IT.

WILL, I'VE GOT YOUR ROUTE!

WHAT?

I'VE GOT YOUR ROUTE!

SAM?
Samantha: Yeah.

HOW YOU COMING ALONG?

WE'RE JUST FINISHING 24.
WE'RE HEADING TO THE NEXT ONE.

GOOD DEAL.
YEAH, WE'RE ALMOST DONE HERE.

ARE WE GOOD?

WE'RE GOOD.
LET'S GO. COME ON.

DO YOU FEEL THAT?

I SURE DO, BABY.
IT'S COMING FOR US.

COME ON, GUYS.

NOW! MOVE!

Man:
Stay in formation.

Coming back around.

WE'RE ALL ON BOARD!
LET'S MOVE!

AAH!

TURN LEFT AND GO STRAIGHT DOWN
ABOUT 200 FEET.

GO LEFT, OKAY!

AAH!

THERE'S A UTILITY DOOR
COMING UP ON YOUR LEFT.

I SEE IT! WE'RE HERE!

That'll lead you
to the access corridor.

AAH!

COME ON!

COME ON, COME ON!

THERE SHOULD BE A PANEL
UP AGAINST THE FAR WALL

THAT WILL LEAD YOU
INTO THE MAINTENANCE SHAFT.

THERE'S NOTHING HERE!

IT HAS TO BE THERE!

It's not!

THERE'S NOTHING!

AAH!

THESE ARE
THE CONSTRUCTION PLANS.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN
THEY ACTUALLY BUILT IT!

WHAT?!

LET'S GO!

GO, GO!

GET OVER THERE!

COME ON, GUYS. COME ON.

THEY'RE PLACING
THE LAST MINE NOW, SIR.

GET US THE HELL OUT OF HERE!

THERE'S NO OTHER WAY!

BRAD!
I TOLD YOU
I HAD YOUR BACK!

LAURA'S HURT!

OKAY, OKAY! WE'RE OUT OF HERE!
LET'S GO! GET THIS LINE OFF!

OKAY, TAKE US UP!
TAKE US UP!

HEY, WE'RE NOT MOVING!
WE'RE NOT MOVING!

Stop! Stop! Stop!

HOLD ON, HOLD ON.

THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG
WITH ONE OF THE WINCHES.

NO.
IT'S NOT MOVING!

COME ON, GUYS!
WE GOT TO GO!

AAH!

COME ON, GUYS!
COME ON!

GRAB HIM! COME ON!
TAKE HIM TO THE CHOPPER!

Man: The fault is closing in
on the reactor.

Our teams are still trying
to clear the area.

45 SECONDS.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

IT CAN HOLD THE THREE OF YOU,
NO MORE.

You take it.
You take it!

TAKE 'EM UP! TAKE 'EM UP!
TAKE 'EM UP!

OKAY, BRING THAT ONE UP.

BRAD!
I'LL BE OKAY!

BRAD, NO!
IT'S OKAY.

35 SECONDS, SIR.

Man: We're going in
to pick up Dr. Hill's team.

28 SECONDS.

MY BROTHER!

MY BROTHER'S
STILL DOWN THERE!

AAAAH!

NO!

BRAD!

BRAD!

BRAD!

10.

NOW, BABY! NOW! DO IT!

GET DOWN!

Man: The smoke
is just starting to clear.

We are trying to get a visual
confirmation on the situation.

IT STOPPED.

SURE AS HELL DID.

THE FAULT
HAS STOPPED MOVING, SIR.

It stopped!

WELL DONE!

IS IT OVER?

I DON'T KNOW.

SIR, YOU THINK
THAT'S A GOOD IDEA?

THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME
OPPORTUNITY, SERGEANT.

I AM NOT GONNA PASS IT UP.

Man: Unit 2,
report to the supply tent.

Unit 2 immediately
to the supply tent.

HANG IN THERE, LAURA.
YOU'RE DOING FINE.

PASS ME THE CLAMP.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT,
HOLD THE CLAMP.
HAVE IT.

MAKE SURE
YOU HOLD THAT STEADY.

I HAVE IT, MIGUEL.

YOU DO, DON'T YOU?

OKAY.

Medical units
to the loading area.

HEY.
HEY.

HOW'S SHE DOING?
IS SHE OKAY?

SHE'S GONNA MAKE IT.

AND THE BABY?

THE BABY SHOULD BE FINE.

YOU CAN SEE HER
IN A LITTLE BIT.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

HOW YOU HOLDING UP?

I'M OKAY, I'M OKAY.

YOU KNOW, YOUR BROTHER...

HE DIED A HERO.

I'M SURE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN
HAPPY FOR THE BOTH OF YOU.

THANK YOU. THANKS.

GOOD WORK, MALLOY.

Medical units,
incoming wounded.

Please meet them
at the loading area.

MR. SANDERSON,
CAN YOU HEAR US?

YOU DID VERY WELL, SIR.

OVER HERE.
CAN WE GET A GURNEY OVER HERE?

YEAH, I UNDERSTAND.

HI, BABY.

HI.

HI.

BRAD?

JESUS.

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT?

IT'S LIKE THE EARTH
HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN.

IT ALWAYS DID, BABY.

IF I TAUGHT YOU ANYTHING,
I TAUGHT YOU THAT.

I DON'T LIKE THE SOUND
OF THAT.

IT'S OPENING UP.

IT'S OPENING UP!

Morris: The fault's
on the move again.

Man: I want everyone in the air
right now!

The fault is continuing
to move south!

This is Fox Fire 12,
ready for takeoff.

We are in the air again.

All squadrons,
I want you to track the fault.

I repeat, stay with the fault.

Man #2: Roger that.

We are closing in on it
right now.

What's your status,
Dr. Hill?

IT'S HEADING SOUTH.

IT'S CLOSING IN
ON HOUSTON, SIR.

Man: THE MIDWESTERN FAULT
SEEMS TO BE PICKING UP SPEED

AS IT MAKES ITS WAY
INTO HOUSTON,

DEVASTATING EVERYTHING
IN ITS PATH.

WE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT EVERYONE
HAS EVACUATED THE CITY BY NOW.

Man: The fault has pushed
through Houston

and is continuing
to move southwards.

It doesn't show any signs
of slowing.

You can see the Gulf of Mexico
up ahead.

IT'S NEARING THE GULF, SIR.

I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

IT'S BREAKING
THROUGH TO THE GULF, SIR.

COME ON, BABY.
HOLD ON.

HEY.

Pres. Hollister:
ALTHOUGH IT IS WITH HEAVY HEARTS

WE MOURN THOSE WE HAVE LOST,

IT IS WITH PROFOUND GRATITUDE

THAT WE CHERISH THOSE
WHO HAVE SURVIVED.

AND WHILE WE ARE NOW DIVIDED
GEOGRAPHICALLY,

WE WILL NOT BE DIVIDED
SPIRITUALLY,

FOR IT IS ONLY
BY STANDING TOGETHER

AS A SINGLE UNITED COUNTRY

THAT WE WILL HAVE THE STRENGTH
AND COURAGE

NEEDED TO FACE THIS NEW DAY.