Clearly intended to capitalize on the success of ARMAGEDDON, this low-rent catastrophic thriller unfolds with the urgency of a Baywatch
episode about UV-ray damage. The largest solar eruption ever recorded produces 140-degree temperatures in Los Angeles, wreaking havoc with people's behavior. General Maxwell (Daniel Von Bargen) finds that declaring martial law doesn't cool things down, but the hot spot proves a testing ground for unexpected heroes. They include hard-drinking medic Dr. Coleman (James Remar), who renews his Hippocratic oath in time to save the severely sunburned, and schoolteacher Mr. Desmond (Anthony Starke), who extricates his high school stud...