Flood

Character: Rob Morrison
Original Release: August 24, 2007 (UK)
Directed by: Tony Mitchell
Written by: Justin Bodle, Matthew Cope, Nick Morley
Produced by: Justin Bodle
Running Time: 110 minutes

Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the Barrier, torrents of water pour into the city. The lives of millions of Londoners are at stake. Top marine engineers and barrier experts Rob, his ex-wife Sam and his father Leonard Morrison, have only a few hours to save the city from total devastation. A real probability in a real location. It is not a question of if, but when London floods.


Cast & Characters

Jessalyn Gilsig (Sam Morrison), Tom Courtenay (Professor Leonard Morrison), Joanne Whalley (Commissioner Patricia Nash), David Suchet (Deputy Prime Minister Campbell), Nigel Planer (Keith Hopkins), Poppy Miller (Nikki Fuller), Ralph Brown (Neil Stafford), Tom Hardy (Zak)


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Trivia
Filming Locations:
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Charing Cross Underground Station, Charing Cross, London, England, UK
  • London, England, UK
  • Robert Carlyle lost his father (who he was close to) suddenly six weeks before filming began. The scene at the end, where Rob is crying by his father's body, was a very real emotional release for him, and was difficult for the other cast and crew to watch.
  • The flood that is mentioned in the film as a similar flood to the massive coming flood was the North Sea flood of 1953.
  • UK rock band Fightstar used clips from the film for their music video, Floods. The band had set the release date but had to change it because of the real floods hitting the UK.

Memorable Quotes

Samantha 'Sam' Morrison: His name is Duncan. We've been out a few times. I don't need to explain myself to you.
Rob Morrison: Yeah, that's right. So why are you? Explaining yourself?
Samantha 'Sam' Morrison: 'Cause you asked.
Rob Morrison: No, I didn't.
Samantha 'Sam' Morrison: 'Cause you wanted to know.

Rob Morrison: Take my father home.

Rob Morrison: Nice flowers. And I know it's not your birthday.
Samantha 'Sam' Morrison: Yeah, I know. It's great, isn't it?
Rob Morrison: Yeah, it's great. Does he know you hate roses?


Awards & Nominations

International Film Music Critics Award as Best Original Score For a Horror/Thriller Film
Shanghai International TV Festival Award as Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Film - Jessalyn Gilsig


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