Aftershocks

Synopsis: At 10.27am on December 28, 1989, a major earthquake hit the Australian city of Newcastle. It was centred on the Newcastle Workers' Club, in the heart of Newcastle. 12 people died in the ...
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Geoff Burton
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Year:
1998
38 Views

"July 27, 1976 Tangshan"

Dad, fast. Look!

Dragonflies!

There are too many. I don't even

want to chase them.

Dad, why are there so many

dragonflies?

A storm must be approaching.

Dad, I want a popsicle

Let's get off

Go with your brother and take this

fan home.

Tell mom I'm going to the factory.

I'll come back home later.

Are six pennies enough?

Enough.

Be careful.

Two milk popsicles, please.

Ying Tong, let's go.

Give it to me

Ying Tong's brother stole my popsicle!

Fang Da! Hurry, run.

- How dare you?

- Hurry, run.

Run home. Don't let him catch you.

Hurry.

Fang Da, run faster.

Hurry. Come on.

Slow down.

What are you carrying

Dad bought a fan.

Blow it on me. Blow it on me.

Hold on.

I have to plug it in first.

Fang Da,

Don't get your hand caught in the fan.

Get down!

How's this?

Good.

First me.

No, first let it blow on mom.

Mom's all hot from cooking.

we can all cool off together.

Mom, feel better?

Yes, it's cooler.

You two cool off.

Don't put your hands inside.

Okay.

Nice and cool.

Don't move.

Dad has two watches now.

Dad,

What time do you want it to be?

Seven.

Okay

I bought two new book bags for you.

I want the Tiananmen Square one.

I want the Great wall one.

Don't turn it off.

It's hot.

But you can't let it blow on you

like that.

Come here.

Mom's got to put powder on you.

Mom, I want to eat a tomato.

I do too.

Just a minute.

My gosh, look.

Look at the new book bags

Mom bought you.

They're a bit large for you.

These are for you to use

when you're in the 6th grade.

There's only one left.

Fang Deng, let your brother have it.

Mom, Fang Da ate it all.

I want some too.

It's all gone.

Mom will buy some for you tomorrow.

Liar.

I'm not lying.

You can count on Mom.

Okay?

Having twins is strange.

They both go potty at the same time.

If one snacks on sunflower seeds,

so will the other.

They're not imitating each another.

It's really interesting.

So fascinating.

They're still a bit lonely.

Other kids pick on them.

I really want one more.

You do?

Sure

We were scared to death

when you had the twins.

You want to do it again.

Sure, why not.

Too bad I can't get pregnant.

I'm happy with one son and one daughter.

People can see us.

Go to the back

Hurry.

You bad boy

Come here

What are you laughing at?

It's so hot.

We're probably the only ones

in Tangshan doing this.

Everyone must be hot,

So no one can fall asleep.

Just got off work?

Yes

See you tomorrow.

why is the truck shaking?

why's the sky purple?

what's going on?

Hurry and get off.

Earthquake. It's an earthquake!

My children.

Run.

Mom!

Dad!

Mom!

Fang Da, run. Run.

The crane is going to fall!

Come here!

Mom!

I'm coming!

Mom!

Dad!

what are you doing?

Da Qiang.

Zhiguo!

Help! Can anyone help us?

Da Qiang, don't give up.

I'm here.

Yuan Ni is here.

Da Qiang.

Hold on.

Stay with me.

Da Qiang, hold on.

Da Qiang.

Here it comes again.

Da Qiang.

God.

You bastard.

Dad. Mom.

Sister.

Dad, save me.

Sister.

Mom.

Save me.

Mom.

Save me.

Why did you push me away

why'd you leave me by myself?

Da Qiang!

There are children here. Hurry, help.

Yuan Ni. It's Fang Da.

Fang Da!

- where are you?

- Here. Over here.

Fang Da.

Mom, I want out.

I don't want to stay here

Be good. Don't cry.

Mom's here.

We'll get you out soon.

My arm hurts. It's killing me.

Mom, I want to get out of here.

Don't cry. Mom's right here.

Where's your sister?

Is she next to you?

I can't see her.

I can hear her knocking on the stone.

Fang Da, hold on.

Hold on.

I can see Fang Deng.

A concrete slab is on top of them.

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Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 – August 5, 1991) was an American football coach and executive in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL). Brown was both the co-founder and first coach of the Cleveland Browns, a team named after him, and later played a role in founding the Cincinnati Bengals. His teams won seven league championships in a professional coaching career spanning 25 seasons. Brown began his coaching career at Severn School in 1931 before becoming the head football coach at Massillon Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, where he grew up. His high school teams lost only 10 games in 11 seasons. He was then hired at Ohio State University and coached the school to its first national football championship in 1942. After World War II, he became head coach of the Browns, who won all four AAFC championships before joining the NFL in 1950. Brown coached the Browns to three NFL championships – in 1950, 1954 and 1955 – but was fired in January 1963 amid a power struggle with team owner Art Modell. Brown in 1968 co-founded and was the first coach of the Bengals. He retired from coaching in 1975 but remained the Bengals' team president until his death in 1991. The Bengals named their home stadium Paul Brown Stadium in honor of Brown. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967. Brown is credited with a number of American football innovations. He was the first coach to use game film to scout opponents, hire a full-time staff of assistants, and test players on their knowledge of a playbook. He invented the modern face mask, the practice squad and the draw play. He also played a role in breaking professional football's color barrier, bringing some of the first African-Americans to play pro football in the modern era onto his teams. Despite these accomplishments, Brown was not universally liked. He was strict and controlling, which often brought him into conflict with players who wanted a greater say in play-calling. These disputes, combined with Brown's failure to consult Modell on major personnel decisions, led to his firing as the Browns' coach in 1963. more…

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