Aftershock: Earthquake in New York

Synopsis: New York, the city that never sleeps, is trapped in a nightmare of horror and destruction when a massive earthquake rocks the unsuspecting city. Countless lives are lost, families are torn apart, and chaos runs rampant as the mayor and former Fire Chief race to enact a city-wide emergency plan. An incredible story of undying courage in the face of unimaginable human tragedy.
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations.
170 min


Saturday is the beginning of

garlic weekend in little Italy.

In sports, both the yankees and

the mets were off last night.

The yanks are in baltimore this

evening for a three-game series

With the orioles

And the mets

travel to los angeles

To begin the first of four

in dodger stadium.

Turning to the weather

Under blue skies,

we'll have a high of 65 degrees

Dropping down to a low of 48

overnight in manhattan.

Currently, it's 52 degrees

at central park

54 at jfk and 51 degrees

in newark.

As for the traffic, the f.D.R.

And the westside highway

Are moving well with only

light congestion so far.

The manhattan bridge

is also in good shape

With the williamsburg

and the brooklyn


some moderate delays.

The holland tunnel

is still jammed

As a result of

the surrounding construction

So you're better off taking

the g.W. Or the lincoln tunnel.

The b.Q.E. And the bronx

are, as usual, a nightmare.

Alternate side of the street

parking rules are in effect

And buses and subways are

running with only minor delays.

Wcbs time is now 6:54.

Now for the headlines:

The war of words between

mayor bruce lincoln

And fire chief thomas ahearn

escalated yesterday

When ahearn submitted

his formal resignation.

Asked for comment

The mayor said

he would take time

To consider ahearn's

early departure

But hoped discussion of issues

could now continue

"without disruptive elements

impeding progress."

The developers of a westside

high rise...

What's the matter?

I think low rider

doesn't feel good.

He doesn't want to eat.

Try this.

Oh, danny, no, no.


What is it?

You usually eat more

than anyone in the house.

Is it your tummy?

Hey, maybe if you finish

your breakfast

He would finish his.

And you have...

Oh, seven minutes

To get your teeth brushed,

your clothes on

And out the door to school.

Mom, I really want

the pele video

for my birthday!

Okay, okay.

( phone ringing )

Hi, honey.

The phone rang for a while.

Thought maybe you had

already gone.

No, no.

I'm still here.

We miss you.

Dori, I've only been gone

since yesterday.



It's a good thing

that we miss you.

I miss you, too.

Listen, you know,

I'm kind of rushed.

I want to make

the first speaker

So, um...

Oh, yeah, of course.

You know, this is the third

conference that you've been to.

All right!

Okay. I...

Why is it

That every time we talk

it turns out this way?

We just called

to say good morning.

Dori, you've got to get back

into the swing of things.

Oh, sam, please...

You gave up a thriving business.

I mean, you and I used to climb

every weekend.

I... I miss our life.


We have to talk about it


I know, sam, I know.

Is that dad?

Danny wants to talk

to you, okay?

Make it fast,

all right?

We're already late.

Hey, dad, can I get

the pele soccer video

When you get back?

Okay, cool.



Don't forget your jacket.

Low rider, no, no, no.

You stay.

You stay. Good boy.

Daddy... I don't know

why you get so upset.

You know practically

every cent I make

I spend on rent.

And I don't exactly live

in the trump tower.

I know, I know.

I scrounge a little for food

and then I'm broke.


Well, you're a rich banker.

Well, daddy, you are!

Of course you worked for it.

I work hard, too.

I just don't make any money.

Wait, can you hang on a sec?

( blender grinding )


Yeah, I will pay you back

As soon as I'm a rich

and famous prima ballerina.

Yeah, I have it around here


I have my bank statement.

That's how I know I'm broke.

Uh, o-okay.

I have exactly $46.79.

Oh, that was two weeks ago.

( laughs )

I know that's not enough.

That's why I called.

No, I'm not laughing

because it's funny, daddy.

I'm laughing because...

What else can I do?

Yeah, lunch sounds great.

Oh, not that restaurant!

All right, okay.

I won't be picky, I promise.

Oh, whoa!

No, everything's okay.


Yeah, I'll bring

the bank statement.

Yeah. Tell mom I said hi.

I love you, too. Bye.

Enjoy your stay.

Thank you.


Good afternoon,


No, richard.

Would you please

sign here?

I was always coming home

the day after tomorrow.

So take the kids out

to eat, okay?

All right.

And please make sure

they get to school on time.

All right. Okay.

Yeah. Bye.



I'm a surgeon by day

and a homemaker by night.

Sometimes I get

a little tired.

Besides, I bet you anything

your significant other

Is far more resourceful

than mine.

All bets are off.

Sam thorell.

Nancy stuart.

It's nice to meet you.



Now that sounds

so civilized.

Well, most of my cases

are elective

So maybe you're right.

And you?

New york city.


los angeles.


Let me guess.

You got tired of all

those palm trees.

Well, it's a long story...

Keep the change.


One would think that by the time

you'd been accepted

By the new york city ballet

You would understand

that art requires discipline.

Miss agostini,

there are many others

Waiting in the wings who would

love to be in your shoes.


Shall we continue?

I'll make summary remarks,

then we'll just have to see.

You all right?


I can get for you?

You've done a great job,

miss lincoln.

I know you've done

everything you can.


There is still time

for a last-minute plea bargain.

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