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The Chain Reaction

1h 32m Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Australia, Australian 1980

A holidaying couple is pursued by the thugs of a nearby nuclear storage facility's boss, who is intent on covering up an accidental leak.

For mechanic Larry Stilson (Steve Bisley, The Great Gatsby) and his wife Carmel (Arna-Maria Winchester, Coda), a weekend in paradise turns into their most horrifying nightmare. At their retreat in an isolated mountain valley, they are confronted by Heinrich (Ross Thompson, Boulevard of Broken Dreams), the victim of a deadly nuclear spill in the throes of a horrifying radiation death. A top-secret government security team moves in with an army of vicious decontamination workers to seal off the valley, forcing Larry and Carmel to attempt a daring high-speed escape. But the question growing more urgent by the minute is, can the radioactive waste be contained?

Boasting high-octane car chases and spectacular stunts staged by George Miller (Director of Mad Max), with appearances from Mad Max stars, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Mel Gibson, The Chain Reaction is a slick, futuristic action thriller that hurls into the nightmarish world of nuclear terror.


Ross Thompson (Heinrich) , Steve Bisley (Larry)


Ian Barry



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