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New Tnt Movie "14 Hours" About Trop. Storm Alison


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Filmed in Canada of course.

Airs Sunday, April 3rd on TNT

http://www.tnt.tv/title/display/0,,6619,00.html

TNT presents 14 HOURS, A JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONSM based on the true story of a Texas hospital besieged by one of the worst storms ever to hit Houston, and the community that pulled together and raced against time to ensure that hundreds of patients were successfully evacuated.

From Executive Producers Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson, and starring Rick Schroder and three-time Golden Globe and Emmy

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JoBeth Williams was interviewed on Fox News this morning about this movie and mentioned that it's set at Hermann Methodist and that her mother had worked there for 18 years, but was retired when this happened.

I am sure the quality will be lame, but I am always interested in movies with a local flair to it.

Since I missed the entire storm (was in Colorado for 2 weeks that summer) I would be even more interested in seeing this movie.

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I was caught right in the middle, on Interstate 10. The traffic was realy piled up, and I was going to Louisiana, to visit relatives. I called them and said I could not make it, it made a u-turn, but I had to go through inner-city Houston. Once I got back home in Katy, I flipped on the news, and every single place I passed through in inner-city Houston, got flooded with water. I was lucky :).

I will be sure to watch this movie.

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I was caught right in the middle, on Interstate 10. The traffic was realy piled up, and I was going to Louisiana, to visit relatives. I called them and said I could not make it, it made a u-turn, but I had to go through inner-city Houston. Once I got back home in Katy, I flipped on the news, and every single place I passed through in inner-city Houston, got flooded with water. I was lucky :).

I will be sure to watch this movie.

There are so many stories from that storm. I have heard of people getting stuck at downtown bars on freeways and all over the place. I really have no idea since I was not here. My roomates at the time were stuck in our apartment for a day before the water recessed. At the time we lived at Almeda and N. MacGregor

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Yep, all the dumb arses were stuck at the bars.

It came out of nowhwere on my side of Midtown. We had no idea 59 was leaving its "banks". Next thing you know, it rose like something from the Bible. It was in our town home about 2 hours, but only 1/4".

The only thing we could do after moving the furniture is shots of rum.

If I learned anything from that flood, it was to keep my liqour cabinent well stocked.

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Yep, all the dumb arses were stuck at the bars.

It came out of nowhwere on my side of Midtown.  We had no idea 59 was leaving its "banks".  Next thing you know, it rose like something from the Bible.  It was in our town home about 2 hours, but only 1/4".

The only thing we could do after moving the furniture is shots of rum.

If I learned anything from that flood, it was to keep my liqour cabinent well stocked.

What part of Midtown are referring to. I was not in my Townhouse at that time, but I know if did not flood (I am really in Montrose anyway).

How much damage was done. Did you have to replace flooring, sheetrock etc.

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Just a week before the storm I said "this city needs a good flood to wash all the trash away".

:angry: Now we all know who to blame! :P

I was living in Beaumont at the time and It only tookme 10 minutes to reach the freeways and an hour to get back. I was driving a little 91 Ford escort at the time and a tow truck driver bet me a $100 dollars that I would not make it. It was touch and go for a while but I did make it.

By the way he followed me just in case and he did pay up.

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:angry: Now we all know who to blame!  :P

I was living in Beaumont at the time and It only tookme 10 minutes to reach the freeways and an hour to get back. I was driving a little 91 Ford escort at the time and a tow truck driver bet me a $100 dollars that I would not make it. It was touch and go for a while but I did make it.

By the way he followed me just in case and he did pay up.

That is awesome. As a man who loves a stupid bet, I would have loved watching that one. Even though I never condone drinking and driving, but that would have been a much better bet (to witness) with a sixer.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Yip. I remember that storm. $40,000 total insurance payment, to repair our house, and both our cars. Got new floors, doors, and furniture out of it though. Needless to say, we went with total ceramic floor this time, to replace the wood floor. The smell never really left the house until we took out all the floor and replaced it.

The interesting thing I learned about floods is that you dont run out of time, but rather, you run out of things to put things on. And, that the house makes cute bubbling sounds throughout the day as the water receeds from the house.

Oh, and also: Dont bother trying to keep the kitchen trash can from tipping over. It wants to tip over and spill the garbage, so just let it be.

And one other thing: Your city trash can that was outside, well, all of the trashcans for your block can be found in a nice convenient pile somewhere downstream.

Snakes.

The kitchen refrigerator compressor is at the BOTTOM of the fridge. You will realize this because it will start making crackling sounds as the water starts shorting it out.

...and as soon as you disconnect the fridge, you realize you want to save your air-conditioner compressor, which is more expensive and important in July. So this is the time to turn off the A/C.

Houses in July in Houston get hot, fast, without A/C.

...but that's the least of your problems.

When you place your cat on the newer sofa that you placed on top of the older sofa, you dont have to worry about your cat jumping off. Somehow, she seems to know better. She aint going nowhere.

That floppy disk you last saw before the flood and you have been looking for for 3 years? It's stuck in a shrub towards the rear of your back yard, close to the back neigbors fence.

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I was in the heights, the theatre director told us to go home early so I drove to Alief (where i lived at the time) in that weather. Then the next day drove to a friends house and went to the movies. I was mad the ATM machine didn't work!

Sad then but funny now! (well the ATM part)

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So did anyone watch this? I thought two hours was too long. The evacuation scene was drawn out. It would have been better suited as an episode of "E.R." (If "E.R." was set in Houston).

What was with JoBeth Williams' fake Houston accent? Of all people.

I liked how all the volunteers showed up wearing long sleeved shirts and jackets in June. We don't even wear that in November!

But that's the way it goes...

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I watched it and got bored. Lousy script with no depth (most of it sounded like could have been written by a junior high student), and a number of glaring inaccuracies. I loved the comment about evacuating some of the patients to "Baylor Medical College" in Galveston by helicopter! And all those stock flood shots that were so obviously not from Houston. Many of them were, but probably half of them weren't. And throughout the movie in the emergency command center the weather radar screen kept playing the same image of the storm moving in from the Gulf to just over Houston over and over, even after the rain had long since stopped.

But hey, it was a made-for-TV movie. I didn't expect much.

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I watched it and got bored. Lousy script with no depth (most of it sounded like  could have been written by a junior high student), and a number of glaring inaccuracies. I loved the comment about evacuating some of the patients to "Baylor Medical College" in Galveston by helicopter! And all those stock flood shots that were so obviously not from Houston. Many of them were, but probably half of them weren't. And throughout the movie in the emergency command center the weather radar screen kept playing the same image of the storm moving in from the Gulf to just over Houston over and over, even after the rain had long since stopped.

But hey, it was a made-for-TV movie. I didn't expect much.

I completely missed this show. Was it even advertised. Oh well, it sounds like I did not miss anything.

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I watched it and got bored. Lousy script with no depth (most of it sounded like  could have been written by a junior high student), and a number of glaring inaccuracies. I loved the comment about evacuating some of the patients to "Baylor Medical College" in Galveston by helicopter! And all those stock flood shots that were so obviously not from Houston. Many of them were, but probably half of them weren't. And throughout the movie in the emergency command center the weather radar screen kept playing the same image of the storm moving in from the Gulf to just over Houston over and over, even after the rain had long since stopped.

But hey, it was a made-for-TV movie. I didn't expect much.

It makes you wonder why they felt this would make good television. As far as natural disasters go, TS Allison was pretty tame. Always good to see Houston get exposure though.

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