There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear.... Not that that's true of Jack Lemmon's subsequently Oscar-nominated performance.
"Less than two weeks into its run, The China Syndrome had grossed $11 mil. Then came a crooked smile of serendipity that transformed the picture from just another top-grossing flick into a news event, and eerie prophecy." Here's a flashback to the Three Mile Island moment in the history of nuclear disasters, written by a very irritated and apprehensive man. Check it out at http://parallax-view.org/2011/03/15/china-is-near/