Earthquake

"Good"

Earthquake Review


The land-based counterpart to The Poseidon Adventure provides the same decay of civilization, the same mix of jaw-dropping special effects (remember, no CGI in these days) and cheese, and the same George Kennedy. With names like Heston, Roundtree, Bujold, and Greene (Lorne), the film has plenty of star power to manage its obvious plot: The Big One strikes L.A., and a handful of stories play out in the aftermath. Some are inspired (a group of office workers attempt to escape a crumbling high-rise) and some are absurd (Roundtree is a stunt motorcycle driver whose wooden track falls apart). The stories roughly interlock, but the impressive effects steal the show, not to be outdone by some amazing howlers, like the crudely animated blood that "splatters" on the screen when an elevator falls to its doom. Priceless. (The movie had four Oscar nominations, won one, and got a special achievement award for visual effects. On DVD, the sound is awesome.)


Earthquake

Facts and Figures

Run time: 123 mins

In Theaters: Friday 15th November 1974

Box Office Worldwide: $79.7M

Budget: $7M

Distributed by: MCA Universal Home Video

Production compaines: Universal Pictures, The Filmakers Group

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 25%
Fresh: 4 Rotten: 12

IMDB: 5.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

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Starring: as Stewart Graff, as Remy Royce-Graff, as Sgt. Lew Slade, as Sam Royce, as Denise Marshall, as Miles Quade, Marjoe Gortner as Jody, as Dr. Willis Stockle, as Dr. James Vance, as Rosa Amici, as Drunk, Monica Lewis as Barbara

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