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The China Syndrome (1979) was a Film directed by James Bridges and produced by Michael Douglas, Bruce Gilbert and Jack Smith Jr..

Academy Awards 1979 --- Ceremony Number 53 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJack LemmonNominated
Best ActressJane FondaNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: George Jenkins; Set Decoration: Arthur Jeph ParkerNominated
Best WritingMike Gray, T.S. Cook, James BridgesNominated
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The China Syndrome—More Than a Conspiracy Thriller

By Rick29 on Jul 4, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Jane Fonda as Kimberly. Kimberly Wells (Jane Fonda), an ambitious reporter for an L.A. television station, wants to be a serious journalist. Instead, her condescending boss has given her “puff pieces”—stories about singing telegrams and tiger birthday parties at the zoo. Another r... Read full article


The China Syndrome (1979)

on May 26, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Being on the brink of nuclear war is a niche our country has occupied as long as I’ve been alive. In the late ’70s though the concept felt all too real as nuclear warheads proliferated other countries and the Cold War lumbered to life. But with our eyes trained firmly across the ocean, a... Read full article


The China Syndrome

By Michael on Sep 23, 2013 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

The China Syndrome (James Bridges, 1979) Kimberly Wells (Jane Fonda) is a television reporter put on jobs about hot air balloons and carnavalesque info for the channel 3. It is clear in her boss’s mind that her looks and beautiful face goth er the job. But she knows she can do deep subject re... Read full article


The China Syndrome (1979) and Michael Douglas at #TCMFF

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Michael Douglas and Ben Mankiewicz at the 2017 TCMFF. Publicity Photo courtesy of Getty & TCM Timing is everything. Michael Douglas's nuclear thriller The China Syndrome (1979) debuted on March 16th, 1979 and twelve days later a nuclear meltdown occurred on 3 Mile Island. The fictional event ... Read full article


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