Oh my. You don't like Tom-Tom Or Wee Willie Winky? For shame. Hatemonger! Hatemonger! Racist! Homophobe! Next thing, you'll say "Hug-A-Thug" isn't an effective DA. :D
From "The Simpsons"; Fidel Castro prepares to finally surrender to the US:
Aide: "But Sir! They tried to kill you!"
Castro: "Eh, they are not so bad. They even named a street after me in San Francisco!"
(Another aide whispers into Castro's ear.)
Castro: "It's full of WHAT?!?"
You continue to scare me, Chadzilla. We both obsess about "The Swarm," live in the same vicinity, have the same tastes in B-movies (with few exceptions). We've probably sat next to each other at a "Spike & Mike Sick & Twisted" at least once. Please don't kill me and assume my identity! Oh, wait, that'd probably be a step down
. If you've ever been to SF, no explanation is necessary.
ANYWAY, I found some outdated tidbits on the unfilmed "Tsunami" from "Hollywood Stock Exchange" (HSX); the plot was very similar to what Chadzilla described, resulting in a race-against-time to stop the impending wave from striking SF, and--of course--the renegade buff young tsunami-expert butts heads with the IMP (Incompetent Military Personnel, TM) the whole way. (This is a VERY BAD PLOT. Not only is it older than dirt, the hero has to fail--miserably--for the FX payoff to occur. If it does NOT occur, the movie
fails--even more miserably than it otherwise would, and it would
fail, because the plot is...older than dirt, for starters. This little vicious cycle is probably why it was never made.) More from HSX, mid-1999:
"Following the recent trend of disaster movies of meteors and volcanoes threatening Earth, "Tsumani" tells the story of a life-threatening tidal wave. Gregg Martin is attached as a screenwriter with Jerry Bruckheimer as producer. "Tsunami" director Greg Aronowitz is best known for his creative abilities in special effects, costume design, and model making. He makes his directorial debut with "Tsunami," which was written by screenwriter and entrepreneur Max Keiser, whose earlier story "The Davenport Brothers" was purchased by Miramax."
Oh boy, another FX-artist behind the camera. No offense, but they fall right behind MTV video-directors in filling up the Worst New Director lists every year. Either way, warning sirens should've gone off in your brain the second you saw the words "Jerry" and "Bruckheimer" in close proximity.
...still, it would've been nice to see SF get its streets cleaned, just once. (sigh) But every project in Hollywood gets made eventually. "Tsunami" might sit on a shelf for another ten years, but it will be made, someday, even if only as a cheap-ass UPN TV-movie guest-starring Gilbert Gottfried.