Category 7: The End of the World picks up where "Category 6: Day of Destruction" left off. The city of Chicago has been destroyed by a monstrous storm and as the storm gathers strength, it threatens to ravage the rest of the world. A television evangelist and his wife prey on the nation's fears by broadcasting warnings of biblical plagues. As his predictions come true, the mega-storm culminates in a record Category 7 superstorm over Washington, D.C.
Runtime: 120 minutes
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Category 7: The End of the World is a 2005 four-hour television film miniseries that was broadcast in the United States on CBS in two parts, the first part aired on November 6 and the second on November 13. It was directed by Dick Lowry. A sequel to the 2004 miniseries Category 6: Day of Destruction, this film starts directly after the events shown in that film. The new director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must continue to contend with the massive storm system that hit Chicago in the first film. The storm has continued to gain strength, spawning additional storms around the world, with three converging over Washington, D.C. and forming a massive tropical cyclone scale 7 hurricane (although no tropical cyclone scale has a category numbered 7).
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The miniseries was produced by von Zerneck/Sertner Films, which also produced Category 6. It was filmed at various locations around Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and the Canadian air force base 17 Wing was used for the fictional version of Biloxi, Mississippi's Keesler Air Force Base. Air force members were tapped as extra by the production company to play the United States Air Force members seen during the film. The air force base commander noted that the filming helped to boost the local economy, due to the $600,000 in salaries generated during filming, but did not cause interfering with operations or security at the base. David Price, the weather man for CBS's The Early Show who was given a cameo role in Category 6, returned for another cameo in Category 7. In this film, Price appears in a brief scene as a reporter who questions the character Judith Carr about bringing her former lover, Dr. Duffy, in to help with the storm issue. In an interview for his own show, Price said it took him a lot of practice to deliver his “crucial line” just right, with it taking four hours to shoot the brief scene. Director Dick Lowry jokingly noted that his biggest mistake in the film was giving Price the key line in that scene.
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