Descent (2005 film)

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For the similarly named 2005 British horror film, see The Descent.
Written by Michael Konyves
Directed by Terry Cunningham
Starring Luke Perry
Natalie Brown
Michael Dorn
Rick Roberts
Brandi Ward
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Tom Berry
Lisa Hansen
Richard Schlesinger
Cinematography Thom Best
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Premiere Bobine
Distributor Cinetel Films (non-US)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Original network Sci Fi Channel
Original release
  • September 27, 2005 (2005-09-27)

Descent is a 2005 original film on the Sci Fi Channel.


Oil drilling causes the Earth's crust to sink, pushing the magma up at the West Coast, triggering earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that devastate Seattle, Tacoma, and other cities, killing thousands, if not millions of people in the process. A crew must detonate nuclear fusion weapons underground and push the crust back into its proper position. Meanwhile, on the surface, there is a debate as to whether to inform the public about the impending crisis.


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