The China Syndrome

  • 1979
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Drama

Life imitates art. What began as a fanciful premise in the minds of many turned into reality a few weeks after this picture opened when the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor had a dreadful accident. Fonda plays Kimberly Wells, a television reporter trying to advance from cutesy features to harder news. Douglas is Richard Adams, a freelance cameraman she...read more

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A television newswoman (Jane Fonda) stumbles onto deadly secrets at a nuclear power plant in The China Syndrome (1979).

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A TV reporter doing a feature story on energy is present at a nuclear-power plant when a crisis occurs and a meltdown is narrowly avoided, but it seems that efforts to get the news on-air are being stymied. Stars Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon were Oscar-nomin (more…)

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  • Released: 1979
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Life imitates art. What began as a fanciful premise in the minds of many turned into reality a few weeks after this picture opened when the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor had a dreadful accident. Fonda plays Kimberly Wells, a television reporter trying… (more)

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