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Date de production : janvier-février 2002
Diffusé :

  • aux USA : 1er décembre 2002, 20 h à TBS
  • en français sous le nom "Dérive fatale"
  • en DVD (USA) : 17 juin 2003

Dean est : Lt. Cornelius Morgan
Genre : action
Principaux interprètes :

Dean Cain............................................Lt. Cornelius Morgan
Erika Eleniak.......................................Catherine 'Cat' Morgan
Roman Podhora.................................Rich Rajinsky
Richard Yearwood..............................Kid Blast
Eric Roberts.........................................Jimmy Scalzetti

Dirigé par : Charles Robert Carner
Produit par : Richard Rothstein
Budget : 7 millions de $ US
Tourné à : Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

L'histoire : Dans la grande ville de Chicago, la veille de Noël, un cambriolage se prépare. Un policier suspendu, le Lt. Cornelius Morgan (Dean Cain), vient chercher sa femme qui travaille à la bijouterie de l'établissement, histoire de la suspendre. Malheureusement, il découvre qu'un ancien cambrioleur, Scalzetti (Eric Roberts), qu'il a aidé à faire coffrer, planifie un nouveau coup, celui de voler une dizaine de millions de dollars des coffres du centre commercial, à la veille de Noël. La femme de Morgan, Cat (Erika Eleniak) se fait prendre en otage par Scalzetti et sa bande, ainsi qu'avec des clients et du personnel encore présent sur place. Morgan ne veut pas que Scalzetti s'empare de l'argent et va le cacher... mais il se fait prendre au piège par les voleurs, qui lui tirent dessus, le laissent tomber d'un troisième étage, etc... C'est un peu comme "Piège de cristal", mais dans un centre commercial.

Fait intéressant : Avec un nom comme Cornélius, on se demande si le personnage de Dean se fait appeler ou non par son prénom dans le film. Ne vous en faites pas, tout le monde l'appelle "Morg". :)




Source des articles : The Cain Connection

From Winnipeg Free Press:

More than two years after it closed, the Eaton's building on Portage Avenue is back in business -- but only in the make-believe world of Hollywood. The producers of Christmas Rush, a shopping centre heist film that the script sets in Chicago, have re-built part of Eaton's second floor to operate as, well, a department store.

Thomas Carter Company, a Los Angeles film production company, moved a crew of carpenters and painters into the building last week to build several sets on the second floor and in the basement.

With a budget reported to be in the $7-million range, the movie is one of the largest action flicks to be shot in Winnipeg. The TBS movie stars Dean Cain (Ripley's Believe It or Not) and Eric Roberts (Runaway Train), the brother of Julia Roberts.

The crew wraps up shooting in Eaton's tonight, according to Brandee Brooks, a publicist with TBS.

The producers have set up in several locations in Winnipeg, including Portage Place and Chinatown, where a car was blown up. The film crew is shooting a robbery scene in Eaton's on the second floor, a portion of which has been turned into a security area and vault in the fictional department store, Chicago Place.

Other scenes have been shot in the basement loading dock and at an elevator entrance on the second floor.

Scenes showing authentic department-store activity were shot at Portage Place.

Eaton's closed for good as a retail outlet (in real life, anyway) on Oct. 19, 1999, ending 94 years of retail history on Portage Avenue.

Demolition of the building was supposed to begin this week, but a number of issues have postponed the date until the end of the month, said Jim Millican, vice-president of the True North group.

True North is building a $125-million arena and entertainment complex on the site. The film crew originally was supposed to have wrapped up its work in Eaton's last month, but now it will be the end of the week before they clear out, Millican said.

As well, more asbestos has been found in the building and it will take another two weeks to remove it, he said.

True North is also preparing a final design for the new building, Millican said.

When the project was first rolled out last May, the design featured a glass facade on Portage with fibre-optic lighting. It was then changed to a brick-and-glass design, with a turret at the Donald Street and Portage corner.

That design was unpopular with many people who felt it was a barely disguised attempt to recreate the historic look of Eaton's. The design has since changed again and it will be revealed soon, Millican said.

Film crews monitor production yesterday in the former Eaton's department store, during taping of a portion of Christmas Rush, a TBS movie set in Chicago.

Winnipeg Sun
Thursday, April 11, 2001

Christmas Rush Brings Roberts to City

It's not exactly tinsel town, but Winnipeg will do for TBS TV movie Christmas Rush, shooting here till May 14.

Character actor Eric Roberts and former TV Superman Dean Cain star in the action caper, in which a gang of naughty guys pull a mall heist over the holidays.

Portage Place mall will be the scene of some after-hours shooting, with The Bay and the Exchange District also on a list of locations.

Roberts, 46, is a versatile movie and TV actor best known for dark roles. He played a death row inmate who was executed in the first season of Oz; the same year he played an FBI boss in ABC drama C-16: FBI. His credits include The Pope of Greenwich Village, the TV movie In Cold Blood -- he was, naturally, one of the killers -- John Waters' Cecil B. DeMented and the upcoming comedy National Security with Martin Lawrence. He remains Julia Roberts' brother.

The 35-year-old Cain, star of ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, was also seen in last year's Rat Race and 2000's The Broken Hearts Club. His production company makes the TBS series Ripley's Believe it or Not, which he co-hosts.

Polo Park mall saw film action last month when John Turturro shot scenes for Fear X, a suspense movie from Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher). Shooting on that film -- about a security guard whose wife is murdered in a mall -- is slated to wrap April 18.

Meanwhile, MTV is also at work on a teen flick in the city. The music network is shooting the sure-to-be classy Everybody's Doin' It, about a school where students try to give up sex for a year.


Dean Cain and Eric Roberts Sign Up for


Superstation Original Movie CHRISTMAS RUSH

Action-Thriller To Premiere in December 2002

Dean Cain (Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ®) and Eric Roberts (Runaway Train) have signed on to star in TBS Superstation’s upcoming original movie CHRISTMAS RUSH, an action-thriller set to begin shooting in Canada this April. The movie, executive-produced by Thomas Carter (Save The Last Dance) and co-executive produced by Richard Rothstein (Ali: An American Hero) from a script written and to be directed by Charles Robert Carner (Crossfire Trail), is set to premiere on the Superstation in December 2002. CHRISTMAS RUSH is being produced for TBS Superstation by The Thomas Carter Company, and is being distributed by Columbia Tristar Domestic Television (CTDT).

In CHRISTMAS RUSH, Cain will play a suspended police officer who disrupts a massive robbery at an upscale shopping mall in the middle of the busy holiday shopping season. Roberts plays his nemesis, a notorious thief who has masterminded the heist, which includes taking mall shoppers and employees—including Cain’s own wife—hostage.

For the past three years, Cain has served as host of TBS Superstation's original series Ripley's Believe It or Not!®, which is produced by CTDT, in association with Cain’s production company, Angry Dragon Entertainment. He recently starred in such feature films as Rat Race and The Broken Hearts Club. In addition to his film work, Cain starred in two Hallmark Hall of Fame television movies The Runaway and Gentle Ben, as well as the upcoming telefilm The Glow. Cain landed his first television-role playing Rick for a season on the popular series Beverly Hills 90210. He then starred for four seasons as Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. In addition to series, Cain has also starred in such television movies as Things That Go Bump in the Night, Dogboys, Rag and Bone and Futuresport.

Roberts is a familiar face to both moviegoers and television audiences, having starred in such films as Raggedy Man, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Star 80, It’s My Party and Runaway Train, the latter earning him a 1985 Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Roberts’ other credits include Final Analysis, Nobody’s Fool, and Blood Red, the latter also serving as the film debut for his sister, Julia Roberts.

On television, Roberts has starred in the movies Purgatory, To Heal a Nation, Race Against Time and Lansky, as well as such series as Dark Realm and C-16: FBI. In addition to CHRISTMAS RUSH, Roberts’ upcoming projects include National Security, with Martin Lawrence; Spun, starring Jason Schwartzman; and Sex & Violence, with Jennifer Tilly.

CHRISTMAS RUSH joins three other Superstation Original Movies slated for premiere in 2002. Dead in a Heartbeat, starring Judge Reinhold, Penelope Ann Miller and Timothy Busfield premiered in early March. Atomic Twister, a disaster thriller starring Sharon Lawrence and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, premieres in June, and First Shot, with Mariel Hemingway in the latest installment in the adventures of Secret Service agent Alex McGregor, premieres in August.

Mise à jour le Samedi, 24 Octobre 2009 09:30