San Andreas

Synopsis: In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter.
Director(s): Brad Peyton
Production: Warner Bros.
  2 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Red lip classic thing that you like

And when we go crashing down

We never go out of style

We never go out of style


So, I understand that you all were

part of the 58th Rescue Squadron...

...staged over at Bagram in Afghanistan

for combat search and rescue.

Yes, ma'am. Two tours.

And you're still flying together?

We all got tight over there.

Wouldn't wanna break up the family.

Dude, do we look like family?

A little.

So, what's the biggest difference between

rescuing over there and what you do here?

Not getting shot at.

- You're a funny guy.

- Yeah.

Chief Gaines?

I'm told that between

Afghanistan and LAFD... have over 600

documented rescues.

That's pretty impressive.

Just doing my job, ma'am.

Go where they tell me to go.

Heh. That's great. You can cut there.

There she is.

Looks pretty tight.

Take her up.

Winds are variable,

270 to 300. 10 knots gusting to 15.

Metro, this is LAFD.

Helo 5 on scene of cliff-V rescue.

We have visual.

- Copy, Helo 5.

- What's the girl's name?


Metro, connect her cell

to our sat phone.

Helo 5, you're connected.


This is Chief Pilot Raymond Gaines

of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

I'm piloting the chopper above you.

You holding up all right?

I don't know. I'm not feeling very well.

My God! The car is sliding.

Natalie, I'm gonna need you

to stay calm, honey.

- We're coming to get you, okay?

- Okay.

Seven miles visibility...

...winds are 270 at 10 knots.

We show you

one plus one five playtime.

Man, I don't see a way in.

We're gonna tip the hat.

- Tip the hat?

- Yeah.

You might wanna hold on to something.

Here we go.

Fifteen feet out.

Ten feet.


Whoa, whoa. Easy, Ray.

All right, you got it.

All right.

Tuck them in, boys.

Joby, forget the basket.

We gotta do a double tie-in

on this one.

That car goes, so does she.

Door's open.

Get this.

Hooking up.

On the skid.

We got five minutes max.

What happens in five minutes?

It's no big deal. Just engine failure.

Good thing I only need three.

- Thank God.

- No, no! Natalie, do not...

My God! Get me out of here.

I need you to stay still.

I have to stabilize the car.

Hurry, please.

Car secured.

Got it.

What the hell?


Dylan! My God. Are you all right?

Jesus. Joby's pinned!

Goddamn it.

Joby, I'm coming down.

Harrison, you're flying.

Marcus, rig me a rope.

- Handing over.

- Taking over.

- Be ready to cut.

- Roger that.

Hooked up.

Out the door.

Ray's clear.

Natalie, don't you worry.

I'm gonna get you out...

This thing isn't gonna hold!

Ray, we are in the red!

We are going to crash!

Natalie, we are going now!

I got you!

- Cut it!

- Joby, swing!


What do we say we get you home now?

I think that's a really good idea.

Now, the Sendai quake

in Japan was considered... of the five strongest since 1900.

It was so powerful, in fact...

...that it moved the main island

of Japan eight feet.

This is just one

of the 1.3 million earthquakes...

...that occur around the globe

each year.

The largest ever recorded here

in North America:

Anchorage, Alaska, 1964. A 9.1.

The earth shook for five straight minutes.

The energy release was the equivalent

of 10 million atom bombs...

...the size of the one

dropped on Hiroshima.

And that's not the biggest earthquake

ever recorded.

No, the biggest was four years earlier off

the coast of Valdivia in Southern Chile.

A 9.5 on the Richter scale.

Right there.


This quake lasted 11 minutes

and spawned a tsunami 82 feet high...

...that leveled Hilo, Hawaii

8000 miles away.

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Carlton Cuse

Arthur Carlton Cuse (born March 22, 1959) is an American screenwriter, showrunner and producer, best known as an executive producer and screenwriter for the American television series Lost, for which he made the Time magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Cuse is considered a pioneer in transmedia storytelling. more…

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