The China Syndrome 45 years old

Sometimes it’s too late to tell the truth.

The China Syndrome

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

Credits

The China Syndrome Cast

Name Character
Michael Douglas He was 34, now 79 years old as Richard Adams
James Hampton He was 42, now 87 years old as Bill Gibson
James Karen He was 55, 94 years old when he died as Mac Churchill
Jane Fonda She was 41, now 86 years old as Kimberly Wells
Peter Donat He was 51, 90 years old when he died as Don Jacovich
Michael Alaimo as Greg Minor
Donald Hotton He was 37, 66 years old when he died as Dr. Elliott Lowell
Richard Herd He was 46, now 91 years old as Evan McCormack
Scott Brady He was 54, 60 years old when he died as Herman De Young
Wilford Brimley He was 44, now 89 years old as Ted Spindler
Jack Lemmon He was 54, 76 years old when he died as Jack Godell
Stan Bohrman as Pete Martin
Daniel Valdez He was 29, now 75 years old as Hector Salas
Khalilah Ali She was 29, now 74 years old as Marge

The China Syndrome Crew

Name Department
George Jenkins as Production Design. He was 74 (102) years old when He died Art
Donfeld as Costume Design. He was 44 (72) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
T.S. Cook as Screenplay. He was 31 (65) years old when He died Writing
James Crabe as Director of Photography. He was 47 (57) years old when He died Camera
David Rawlins as Editor. He was 161 (now 206) years old Editing
Sally Dennison as Casting. Production
James Bridges as Director. He was 43 (57) years old when He died Directing
James Bridges as Screenplay. He was 43 (57) years old when He died Writing
Mike Gray as Screenplay. He was 43 (77) years old when He died Writing
James Nelson as Associate Producer. He was 157 (192) years old when He died Production
Arthur Jeph Parker as Set Decoration. He was 55 (79) years old when He died Art
Richard Edlund as Visual Effects Camera. He was 38 (now 83) years old Visual Effects
The China Syndrome poster
The China Syndrome (45 years)

Sometimes it’s too late to tell the truth.

  • Release day: Friday, March 16, 1979
  • Runtime: 122 minutes
  • Budget: 5900000.00
  • Revenue: 51718367.00