A meteor speeds toward Europe. Attempts to destroy it with a microwave beam from satellite Solstar 2, fail. Rush evacuations begin. The impact triggers climate change, burying Berlin under 20 meters of ice and snow. Among those stranded in the death zone are Dr. Gregor Starndorf, head of the institute that designed Solstar 2; his chief engineer, Klaus Hintze; and the wife and daughter of Captain Tom Parker, head of security at the American Embassy in Berlin.
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Three years later, a light is detected in what was Berlin. The plane sent to investigate explodes. Blame goes to the unsuspected survival of Solstar 2 and whoever is controlling it. Solstar 2 was designed as a power source to lessen fossil fuel dependency; but due to military funding, it is also capable of causing massive destruction. The team sent to destroy it before it can strike again is led by arrogant Colonel Preston Waters - the man who separated Tom from his stranded family - and ex-SAS Sarah Henley; and includes Tom, and Dr. Starndorf's brilliant daughter, Anna.
They parachute their tank trucks into the snowy wasteland seconds before Solstar 2 decimates their plane. They lose crew as one tank is destroyed by an ice geiser, and the other explodes under fire from survivor patrols. They find Anna's father - blinded but alive - in a verdant greenhouse. About 600 live in the subway, dependent upon armed "distributors" for supplies. Starndorf has had Hintze reactivate Solstar 2 in the hope of creating an artificial warm front. He is alarmed that Hintze is exploiting its weapon capacity. Before he can go with the team to investigate, snipers arrive and kill him.
Waters, Sarah, Anna, and Tom confront the man at the controls - the embittered Hintze, raving about having been stranded and betrayed. He is powering up and aiming at Tangiers. Sarah shoots him. Waters dismisses Tom to look for his family. To Anna's shock, one of the two team members remaining with her kills the other, and demands she change the target to the Middle East, as a means of securing oil. Tom unexpectedly returns; but can he overpower this assailant in time for Anna to redirect the satellite to fulfill her father's dream? And where are Tom's wife and child?
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