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Directed by David Michael Latt
Produced by David Michael Latt
Written by Paul Bales
Narrated by Steven Parker
Starring Brittany Murphy
Eriq Lasalle
Justin Hartley
Bruce Davison
Tamala Jones
Paul Logan
Jack Goldenberg
Music by Adam Knapp
Ralph Rieckermann
Cinematography Adam Silver
Editing by Kristen Quintrall
Production company The Asylum
Budget $1,2 million
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Syfy
Release date
  • November 24, 2009 (2009-11-24)
Running time 90 minutes

MegaFault is a 2009 television disaster film by The Asylum, directed by David Michael Latt, starring Brittany Murphy, Justin Hartley, Eriq Lasalle, Tamala Jones, Paul Logan and Bruce Davidson.[1] It is one of the last films which has Murphy in it, as she died some weeks after its premiere.


In West Virginia, Charles "Boomer" Baxter is setting mountain top-depletion explosives. He detonates the TNT, and an unprecedented earthquake devastates the area. A few hours later government seismologist Dr. Amy Lane arrives at the quake's epicenter.

She realizes that the quake has opened a deep fault running through the center of North America, ending at the San Andreas Fault. Any further instability will cause massive earthquakes and tsunamis, devastating Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities all around the Pacific Ocean, leading to the deaths of millions.

Dr. Lane and Boomer chase just behind the expanding the crack in the Earth's crust, developing a plan to stop the next quake. They decide to use a satellite orbiting above the continent which can trigger earthquakes. They fire it off when they reach the Grand Canyon, thinking that when the new fault hits the canyon it will be forced to turn south into the Gulf of Mexico. When the fault crosses with the canyon, the plan goes wrong. Instead of heading south it travels north, towards the Yellowstone Caldera.

They realize that if the fault crosses with the caldera it would erupt, expelling 2,000,000 ton of ash into the atmosphere, killing millions immediately and causing a Volcanic winter. They decide to set explosives to block the fault's path. Later, when it reaches the park, Boomer detonates the explosives causing the fault to stop just short of reaching the volcano, but costing Boomer's life. In the end, an orbiting shot of the united States shows a giant, miles-wide crack across most of the continent.


  • Brittany Murphy as Dr. Amy Lane
  • Eriq La Salle as Charles "Boomer" Baxter
  • Justin Hartley as Dan Lane
  • Bruce Davison as Dr. Mark Rhodes
  • Tamala Jones as Marlena Johnson
  • Paul Logan as Major Boyd Grayson
  • Dana Tomasko as Female Tech
  • Anya Benton as Radio Dispatcher
  • Jack P. Downing as General Banks
  • Sarah Garvey as Jerry Blair
  • A.J. Haut as Guard 1
  • Sheila Heubach
  • Andrew Stephen Pratt as Officer Armstrong
  • Miranda Schwien as Miranda Lane
  • Jack Goldenberg as Sebastian


The film is a Sci-Fi original movie and is Brittany Murphy's final TV role as she died unexpectedly on 20 December 2009. It was all shot in the Quad Cities, Davenport, Iowa, with Davenport mayor Bill Gluba making a cameo appearance.


The soundtrack featured include Victoria Mazze, Chris Ridenhour, and The Divine Madness.[2]


It premiered on 10 October 2009 on the Syfy channel[3] and was released on DVD on 24 November 2009.[4] It premiered on 10 December 2010 in the UK on Sky Movies Premiere.


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