San Andreas (film)

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San Andreas is a 2015 American disaster film about an LAFD helicopter pilot as he attempts to save his wife and daughter from an earthquake that devastates California, caused by its San Andreas fault, while a Caltech scientist races to warn survivors that more danger is to come.

Directed by Brad Peyton. Written by Carlton Cuse, based on a story by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore.
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Ray Gaines[edit]

  • [after parachuting with Emma into AT&T Park] It's been a while since I got you to second base.

Dr. Lawrence Hayes[edit]

  • The earthquake that they felt was from movement along the fault line in the Central Valley; their end of the fault line has not moved yet. More importantly, people need to know that the shaking is not over, and it's not aftershocks I'm talking about. San Francisco is going to get hit again, and it's going to be a bigger monster this time - our models are predicting a 9.5 or greater. It will be so big, that even though it's happening here in California, you will feel it on the East Coast. [looking directly into the zooming camera] Now I cannot emphasize this enough to the people of San Francisco: You need to get out. And I mean now. And if you can't, you need to find any means possible to drop, cover, and hold on. Because your life is gonna depend on it. God be with you.


Hayes: Now, the Sendai quake in Japan was considered one of the five strongest since 1900. It was so powerful, in fact that it moved the main island of Japan eight feet. This is just one of the 1.3 million earthquakes that occur around the globe each year. The largest ever recorded here in North America: Anchorage, Alaska, 1964. A 9.1. The earth shook for five straight minutes. The energy release was the equivalent of 10 million atom bombs the size of the one dropped on Hiroshima. And that's not the biggest earthquake ever recorded. No, the biggest was four years earlier off the coast of Valdivia in Southern Chile. A 9.5 on the Richter scale, right there. Bam. This quake lasted 11 minutes and spawned a tsunami, 82 feet high, that leveled Hilo, Hawaii, 8,000 miles away. Eight thousand miles away. So, um... It's mass destruction like this that shows just how important the research that we're doing here is, because we need to be able to predict these things. right? To plan and prepare for them. Yes, ma'am?
Student #1: Professor, do you think something that intense could happen here?
Hayes: Well, the San Andreas fault runs right up the spine of California. It's the demarcation line between two tectonic plates that are constantly moving. Add to that the fact that it's supposed to happen every 150 years, and we're about 100 years overdue... I'd say it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when.

[after Ray returns to the LAFD base with a damaged helicopter]
Elgin: Damn, Godzilla, what the hell'd you do to her this time?
Ray: Played a little tug of war with a car. How soon before you get her fixed?
Elgin: I'll call Martinez today, get a new one sent over to maintenance.
Ray: Elgin, you move any faster, you're gonna break that hip.

Serena: Are you saying you think the whole San Andreas fault might go off?
Hayes: Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying.
Phoebe: Who should we call?
Hayes: Everybody.

Hayes: Come on, I need everybody! [runs with Serena, Alexi and Phoebe]
Serena: What are we doing?
Hayes: Getting you on the air. We need to warn people.
Serena: How? There's no way to upload a signal!
Hayes: [chuckles] You're at Caltech.
[they reach the university's media room]
Hayes: Okay, who wants an "A" in Independent Study? I'm starting a new class: "How to Save Lives by Hacking Media Outlets".
Student #2: Hell, yeah, man, I'm in.
Hayes: Sweet, bro. Get your laptop, let's go.

[Along with several motorboats, Ray and Emma race through the San Francisco Bay towards the Golden Gate Bridge where a huge silhouette of a massive wall like object can be seen beyond]
[Emma stares nervously at the object]
Emma: Ray?
Ray: I see it!
[The boats are speeding towards a massive tsunami which is thundering towards San Francisco!]
Ray: All right, hold on. We gotta get over it before it crests!
[Ray pushes the throttle, and the boat accelerates to full speed towards the catastrophic swell]
[The 300 foot wave towers over the Golden Gate Bridge as a crest begins to form at the top of the wave. A bird's eye view sees all the boats, ferries and yachts powering at the wave to get over it, and slowly focusing towards the Gaine's speeding vessel]
[Ray and Emma is among the fleet of charging vessels. Emma stare's fearfully, while Ray stares ahead with a grim determined scowl.]
[Ray and Emma overtakes two vessels and the boat roars by a wrecked sailboat as they go underneath the bridge.]
[A bird's eye view see a huge traffic jam on the Golden Gate Bridge. People flee on foot to avoid certain death. The 70 MPH wave gets closer towards the bridge as the ships and boats continue to charge at the loudly rumbling disaster.]
[Ray and Emma's boat along with a few other boats begin to scale the steepening tsunami. White foam can be seen at the top of the wave. Emma, hanging on looks at a fire extinguisher coming loose and falling overboard.]
[The 4 leading boats thunder up the violent waters. Ray's boat hops and shakes in the turbulence.]
[A small yacht which rides beside them flips backwards and capsizes, drowning the unseen driver. Ray looks back and stares ahead wide eyed.]
Ray: Come on! Come on!
[They near the top of the wave]
Emma: We are gonna make it. We are gonna make it!
Ray: Oh, yeah.
{A cargo ship looms on top of the tsunami, and the boat is heading towards the propellers]
Ray: Oh, ship! [Emma screams]
[Ray dodges the propellers but the canopy is knocked loose]
Emma: Ray!
[An avalanche of cargo containers plummet towards them, but Ray swerves to dodge the containers which miss them and fall into the sea]
[Emma and Ray stop their boat on top of the wave and look back at the destruction of the Golden Gate Bridge and Daniel getting squashed instantly by a cargo container. The ship severs the bridge in half, causing the people on it to fall into the turbulence. The tsunami devastates San Francisco and kills thousands]

[last lines]
Emma: So, what now?
[Several more rescue helicopters descend on the bay, while an American flag unfolds on the remains of the Golden Gate Bridge]
Ray: Now we rebuild.


  • Where will you be, who will you be with, when everything falls apart?
  • Ever have one of THOSE days...? Pray you don't.
  • San Andreas. We always knew this day would come.


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