2h 3min | Disaster Movie | Release Date: 28.05.2004
What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age?
This is the question that haunts climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid). Hall's research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet's climate. The ice cores that he's drilled in Antarctica show that it happened before, 10,000 years ago. And now he's warning officials that it could happen again if they don't act soon. But his warning comes too late.
A series of increasingly severe weather events start to unfold around the globe: hail the size of grapefruit batters Tokyo, record-breaking hurricane winds pound Hawaii; snow falls in New Delhi, and then a devastating series of tornadoes whips through Los Angeles.
A phone call from a colleague (Ian Holm) confirms Jack's worst fears: these intense weather events are symptoms of a massive global change. Global warming has pushed the planet over the edge and into a new Ice Age. And it all will happen during one global super storm.
While Jack warns the White House of the impending climate shift, his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) finds himself trapped in New York City. Sam manages to reach his father by phone. Jack only has time for one warning: stay inside at all costs.
As full-scale, massive evacuations to the south begin, Jack heads north to New York City to save Sam. But not even Jack is prepared for what is about to happen - to him, to his son, and to his planet.
In INDEPENDENCE DAY director Roland Emmerich brought you the near destruction of the earth by aliens. Now the enemy is an even more devastating force: nature itself.