Synopsis: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.
Director(s): Roland Emmerich
Production: Sony Pictures/Columbia
  5 wins & 21 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
158 min

...that we are heading for the biggest

solar climax in recorded history.

Well, yes.

Apparently many people believe

that the Mayan calendar predicts...

...that there's supposed

to be a galactic alignment...

I'm a dead man.

I'm a dead man. I'm a dead man.

...it's the end of the world in 2012.

Goddamn it.

Hey, Kate. I'm practically

on the freeway right now.

Yes, I'm hurtling toward you

as we speak.

Will you relax?

Yeah, I'll be there any second.

You know it's a vacation

and not a doctor's appointment, right?

That it's supposed to be fun?

You remember fun, don't you, Kate?

Do you remember where you were

when it stopped being fun for you?

Yeah. I got it.

Bug spray? Oh, yeah, because

it's mosquito season in Yellowstone.

I got a whole bunch. Okay, I gotta go,

because I'm in a bad-reception area.

Whoa, man.

Would you look at that?


Merrill, I told you.

We have to move back

to Wisconsin.

Yeah, but these little mini-quakes

are really getting on my nerves.

A little surface crack? You're not

gonna be inconvenienced by that.

Right, surface cracks.

I got a plastic surgeon for that.

Thank God for those shake-proof

coffee mugs, Lisa.

They show the true nature

of us Californians.

We'll not bow to these inconvenient

things like surface cracks.

If you have a funny mini-quake story

and wanna share it, call 555-1070...

- Hi, Daddy.

- Hi, baby.

- How are you, sweetie?

- Good.

Jackson, what is this?

Please don't call me that.

I'm your dad.

Come on.

You're taking them camping

in a limo?

Okay, great.

What happened to your temp job?

Oh, you know, better hours,

more time to write.

What about sleeping? Have you

been doing any of that lately?

I've said it a thousand times, no lipo

on Fridays. It's too messy. Hold on.

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Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich (German: [ˈʁoːlant ˈɛməʁɪç]; born November 10, 1955) is a German film director, screenwriter, and producer, widely known for his disaster films. His films, most of which are English-language Hollywood productions, have made more than $3 billion worldwide, including just over $1 billion in the United States, making him the country's 11th-highest-grossing director of all time. He began his work in the film industry by directing the film The Noah's Ark Principle (1984) as part of his university thesis and also co-founded Centropolis Entertainment in 1985 with his sister. He is a collector of art and an active campaigner for the LGBT community, and is openly gay. He is also a campaigner for awareness of global warming and human rights. more…

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