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Official DVD Cover
Genre Disaster
Written by Paul Bales
Directed by David Michael Latt
Starring Brittany Murphy
Eriq Lasalle
Justin Hartley
Bruce Davison
Tamala Jones
Paul Logan
Jack Goldenberg
Narrated by Steven Parker
Theme music composer Adam Knapp
Ralph Rieckermann
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) David Michael Latt
Editor(s) Kristen Quintrall
Cinematography Adam Silver
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) The Asylum
Budget $1.2 million
Original network Syfy
Original release
  • November 24, 2009 (2009-11-24)

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 Davison.[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 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 tons 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 canyon across most of the continent.



The film is a Sci-Fi original movie and is Brittany Murphy's final TV role as she died unexpectedly on December 20, 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 October 10, 2009 on the Syfy channel[3] and was released on DVD on November 24, 2009.[4] It premiered on December 10, 2010 in the UK on Sky Movies Premiere.


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