Earthquake (1974)  » Movies  »
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    • by Stephen Filippelli

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      Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Genevieve Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, and Victoria Principal.

      Directed by: Mark Robson.

      “Earthquake” followed the wave of the huge disaster film craze back in the 1970s. It actually competed with the megahit, “The Towering Inferno”, in the same year of release, 1974. The plot revolves around a recognizable all-star

      cast struggling to survive during and after a catastrophic 9.9 magnitude Earthquake that tears the city of Los Angeles, California to bits and pieces.

      Two of the leads in this all-star cast just happen to be… take a wild guess now… give up? Well, it can’t be Paul Newman or Steve MacQueen, they’re too busy putting out a burning skyscraper… the answer ...

      • is Charlton Heston and George Kennedy. Now, anyone who is bright enough will know to stay away from these two guys because whenever they’re around, something always happens - Be it in the air or on the ground - In this case, it’s the ground.

        While the cast may be recognizable, the city of Los Angeles sure isn’t once this huge quake

        gives it a beating and boy it is a bad one. So bad that it treats the broken up city to a flood of waves later on. The special effects are at the top of the line for its time, the film was practically given the same big budget treatment as “The Towering Inferno” (more or less; the latter had a slightly bigger budget).

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