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The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American apocalyptic action film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Roland Emmerich. Based on the 1999 book The Coming Global Superstorm by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber, the film stars Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, and Sela Ward. It depicts catastrophic climatic effects following the disruption of the North Atlantic Ocean circulation in a series of extreme weather events that usher in global cooling and lead to a new ice age.

Plot

Jack Hall, an American paleoclimatologist, and his colleagues Frank and Jason, drill for ice-core samples in the Larsen Ice Shelf for the NOAA, when the ice shelf suddenly begins to split away. At a UN conference in New Delhi, Jack discusses his research showing that climate change could cause an ice age, but US Vice President Raymond Becker dismisses his concerns. Professor Terry Rapson, an oceanographer of the Hedland Centre in Scotland befriends Jack over his views of an inevitable climate shift. When several buoys in the Atlantic Ocean show a severe ocean temperature drop, Rapson concludes Jack's theories are correct. Jack's and Rapson's teams, along with NASA meteorologist Janet Tokada, build a forecast model based on Jack's research.

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    contentLocation Delhi Los Angeles New York City Scotland Tokyo Washington, D.C.
    director Roland Emmerich
    editor David Brenner
    genre action science fiction thriller
    keywords abandon academic decathlon against all odds astronaut atlantic ocean balmoral castle blood poisoning book burning british royal family buoy burn burning books canada central park central park zoo cut doom embassy extending across the northern hemisphere eye faa fall federal aviation administration flood freeze frozen to death gray wolf hurricane hurricane-like hypothermia ice age ice sheet international space station larsen ice shelf mall manhattan meteorologist mexico nasa national oceanic and atmospheric administration new delhi new president new york public library noaa north america northern hemisphere nova scotia oceanographer oceanography paleoclimatologist paleoclimatology payphone penicillin pennsylvania physician poison rescue royal family sepsis shopping mall siberia skylight space station storm surge task force temperature drop the international their way tornado outbreak troposphere tsunami un united nations united states academic decathlon united states presidential line of succession us vice president vice president warn wash wolf
    musicBy Harald Kloser
    producer Mark Gordon
    productionCompany Centropolis Entertainment Lions Gate Films Mark Gordon Company
    publisher 20th Century Fox
    recordedAt Japan Montreal New York City Toronto
    theme climate change disaster dystopian science fiction action science fiction thriller