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The China Syndrome

Rated PG • 123 minutes

An ambitious TV reporter (Jane Fonda) witnesses a nuclear accident that plant supervisors deem "a little glitch." But her cameraman (Michael Douglas) secretly films it, and it becomes clear that the "glitch" nearly caused a reactor meltdown. When the plant's veteran engineer (Jack Lemmon) discovers the problem and tries to bring it to light, an attempt is made on his life. In desperation, he forcibly takes control of the plant, but the plant's corporate officers will stop at nothing to make sure their secret never gets out.

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