The China Syndrome(Movie, 1979)

| 2h 2min | Genres: Thriller, Drama
The China SyndromeRating: 3.6/5 (with 88 votes)
The China Syndrome is a 1979 American disaster thriller film directed by James Bridges and written by Bridges, Mike Gray, and T. S. Cook. It tells the story of a television reporter and her cameraman who discover safety coverups at a nuclear power plant. It stars Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, and Michael Douglas, with Douglas also serving as the film's producer. The cast also features Scott Brady, James Hampton, Peter Donat, Richard Herd, and Wilford Brimley. "China syndrome" is a fanciful term—not intended to be taken literally—that describes a fictional result of... ()
Movie poster of The China Syndrome

Where to watch The China Syndrome (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The China Syndrome" is currently available on 2 providers. The China Syndrome can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 2min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 2min
Also available at on: DVD Blu-ray

Awards & Nominations for The China Syndrome

Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for Best Production Design

About The China Syndrome

While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicize the incident, but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret.

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Trailer for The China Syndrome + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

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Additional Information

Official websites:
Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: California
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 19 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 03/16/1979
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"A Síndrome da China"
"Cinsky syndrom"
"El síndrome de China"

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:8346, Added: 02/18/2018, Last updated: 05/18/2019