ON THE BEACH

Cast

Armand Assante
Rachel Ward
Bryan Brown

Director

Russell Mulcahy

Producer

Peter Strauss and Errol Sullivan

Genres

Film synopsis

From Nevil Shute’s gripping bestseller, adapted for the screen by David Williamson (GALLIPOLI) and visionary director Russell Mulcahy (HIGHLANDER), comes a post-apocalyptic action-packed story of survival and hope.

When a Chinese blockade of Taiwan escalates into a nuclear missile exchange with the USA the aftermath is catastrophic, and a gigantic wave of deadly radiation is making its way across the sea towards Australia.

The crew of a US Navy submarine, lead by commander Dwight Towers (Armand AssanteTHE ODYSSEY) place themselves and their vessel under the command of the Australian government and are tasked to track down Julian Osborne (Bryan Brown – AUSTRALIA), a brilliant yet reclusive scientist who may be able to help out before it is too late.

Running time

198 Minutes

Year of production

2000

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