While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, an opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicise the incident but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret.

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  1. James Bridges

    Director, Screenplay

  2. T.S. Cook


  3. Mike Gray


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jane Fonda

    Jane Fonda

    Kimberly Wells

  2. Jack Lemmon

    Jack Lemmon

    Jack Godell

  3. Michael Douglas

    Michael Douglas

    Richard Adams

  4. Scott Brady

    Scott Brady

    Herman De Young

  5. James Hampton

    James Hampton

    Bill Gibson

  6. Peter Donat

    Peter Donat

    Don Jacovich

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget $5,900,000.00

Revenue $51,718,367.00

Homepage https://www.sonymoviechannel.com/movies/china-syndrome

Release Information

  • March 16, 1979
    PG, Theatrical
  • October 26, 2004
    PG, Physical



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