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WHERE SCIENCE MEETS SCIENCE FICTION

2012(2009)

2012 poster

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

Director(s)
Roland Emmerich
Writer(s)
Release Date
Producer(s)
Aaron Boyd
Volker Engel
Larry J. Franco
Mark Gordon
Harald Kloser
Language English
Genres ActionAdventureScience Fiction
Runtime 2 hours, 38 minutes
Budget $200,000,000.00
Revenue $769,653,595.00
Production Columbia PicturesCentropolis EntertainmentThe Mark Gordon CompanyFarewell Productions
Homepage http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/2012

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