Earthquake

Earthquake

"When the big one finally hits L.A."
  • PG
  • 1974
  • 2 hr 3 min
  • 5.9  (13,636)
  • 56

Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner headline this entry into the 1970's lineup of disaster epics. From Universal Pictures in 1974, the storyline revolves around the interaction of an unconnected group of people living in Los Angeles after a magnitude 9.9 earthquake rocks the city. Special effects abound in the film and Earthquake has the distinction of being the first film to use a live special effect which was dubbed "Sensurround" and which used large BGW powered Cerwin-Vega speakers to pump sub-audible "infra bass" sound waves at 120 decibels into the theatre. The action revolves around multiple rescue efforts amid the chaos and aftermath of the event and culimates in a dramatic and spectacular catastrophic finale. With screenplay written by Mario Puzo of "Godfather" fame and direction by Mark Robson, the ensemble cast includes George Kennedy, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Lorne Greene, Barry Sullivan, Walter Matthau, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal and Walter Matthau.

Earthquake
Earthquake
Earthquake

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Description
Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner headline this entry into the 1970's lineup of disaster epics. From Universal Pictures in 1974, the storyline revolves around the interaction of an unconnected group of people living in Los Angeles after a magnitude 9.9 earthquake rocks the city. Special effects abound in the film and Earthquake has the distinction of being the first film to use a live special effect which was dubbed "Sensurround" and which used large BGW powered Cerwin-Vega speakers to pump sub-audible "infra bass" sound waves at 120 decibels into the theatre.

The action revolves around multiple rescue efforts amid the chaos and aftermath of the event and culimates in a dramatic and spectacular catastrophic finale. With screenplay written by Mario Puzo of "Godfather" fame and direction by Mark Robson, the ensemble cast includes George Kennedy, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Lorne Greene, Barry Sullivan, Walter Matthau, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal and Walter Matthau.

Earthquake is a 1974 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 3 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 56.

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  • Release Date
    1974
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr 3 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (13,636)
  • Metascore
    56