The China Syndrome

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Largely successful attempt to merge politics with Hollywood mainstream, as Fonda and Douglas play TV news-reporters latching on to a nuclear power scare about falsification and negligence of safety regulations. All a bit too earnest, despite the seriousness of the subject, with Fonda setting her jaw and stepping into father's footsteps as Tinseltown's very own protector of humanity; but it's tightly scripted and directed, and genuinely tense in places.

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Duration: 122 mins

Cast and crew

Director: James Bridges
Screenwriter: Mike Gray, TS Cook, James Bridges
Cast: Jane Fonda
Jack Lemmon
Michael Douglas
Scott Brady
James Hampton
Peter Donat
Wilford Brimley
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