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The Day the Earth Moved (1974)

A team taking aerial photographs of the desert deduces that an earthquake is about to strike a nearby town, but nobody in the town believes them.

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A pair of aerial photographers discover that, due to a flaw in the film they are using, they can predict when and where an earthquake is about to hit. When they discover that a quake is about to strike a small desert community, the two photographers race against time to save the inhabitants before it is too late. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Als die Erde aufbrach  »

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When Barker is helping postmaster lady remove the letters from the boxes, the letters reappear in the same boxes between different shots. See more »

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Harley Copeland: How come you get to go to Vegas for the weekend when I have to deliver those pictures?
Steve Barker: Well, that's because you're just the click-click boy and I am the old bold pilot.
Harley Copeland: Bold my asthmatic uncle!
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References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

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Carol of the Bells
(in 4/4 Time)
Composed by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (as Mykola Leontovych)
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Mediocre Film At Best
4 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Well, it took about 40 minutes to get to them figuring out there something odd with the film that was developed... before that it's about the scientist that flew the plane who was caught speeding in his car in a tiny, tiny town and only had 2 tens on him for the fine so he was arrested and made to do community service to pay off the fine (that was about 1/2 of the movie). The last 15 to 20 minutes is the 2 in plane (photographer and scientist pilot) going back to the tiny, tiny town to rescue the people who already knew the area was prone to earthquake but had no idea that a large earthquake was going to hit them. They didn't argue with the 2 from the plane long before the earth started quaking. Then the people ran around trying to gather stupid things to bring with them before it gets to bad - minus the little girl trying to get the dog.

That about sums up this film. It's OK enough for a one time watch.

4/10


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