FLOOD


Year: 2007
UK: Lionsgate UK
Cast: Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley, David Suchet, Martin Ball, Nigel Planer, Poppy Miller, Pip Torrens, Peter Wight, David Hayman, Jeremy Crutchley, Bart Fouche, Susan Wollridge, Ralph Brown, Jade Davidson, Tom Hardy, Angus Barnett, John Benfield, Nava Bastani, Rob Dixon, Gottfreid John, Cecillia Dazzi, Giorgio Lupano, Chrissie Cotterill, Nathalie Boltt, Moira Lister, Sara Langridge, Marina D'Orthez, Iain Winter, Lynita Crofford, Brent Palmer, Cleveland Mitchell, Quanita Adams, Dean McCourby, Julie Summers, Andre Jacobs, Karl Fischer, Natasha WIlliams, Angel Deh, Sindi Harrrison, Richard Farmer, Rory Acton-Burrell, Ronald France, Graham Weir, Ralph Lawson, Mike Tompson, Joe Vaz, Victoria Bartlett, Jacqui Pickering, Jack Cryans, Stephen Jennings, Brent Palmer, Anthony Oseyemi, Jason Cope, George James, Dylan Coopoo
Director: Tony Mitchell
Countries: UK / South Africa / Canada
UK: 110 mins
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate injury and sustained threat
UK Release Date: 24 August 2007 (Limited Release -London BFI and key cities)
UK Distributor

Synopsis

On a bright summer morning, London shines in all its glory. But it's a very different scene in Scotland where a hurricane is battering the coastline, leaving behind devastation in the sleepy town of Wick. Mountainous tides pound mercilessly along the north coast of Britain, heading southwards for London...

Rob Morrison (Robert Carlyle), head of Atlantis Engineering, has just returned home after his holiday and is irritated by the news that he must carry out a maintenance check on the Thames Barrier. His ex-wife, Sam, (Jessalyn Gilsig) is the Barriers Director of Operations and the last person he wants to see. Meanwhile his estranged father, engineering genius and professor Leonard Morrison (Tom Courtenay) is urgently trying to warn the Barrier high command about the possible ineffectiveness of the structure.

When Rob hears the news that a colleague has drowned in the freak conditions at Wick and that the rising water levels in conjunction with a unique set of weather conditions are rapidly moving south, Rob realises that his father's worst predictions are coming true. Rob, Sam and Leonard must put aside their personal differences to put in place an effective operation in a limited amount of time or London too will succumb to the destruction the storm has already caused.

Shot over eleven weeks in South Africa and over two weeks on location in London during the spring of 2006, FLOOD is directed by Tony Mitchell and stars Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley and David Suchet