Various stories of various people as an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles.

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Cast

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Denise (as Genevieve Bujold)
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Miles
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Jody
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Rosa
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Drunk (as Walter Matuschanskayasky)
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Barbara
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Sal
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Chavez (as Pedro Armendariz Jr.)
Lloyd Gough ...
Cameron
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Storyline

Construction Engineer Stuart Graff is estranged from his jealously possessive wife, Remy, and has an affair with Denise Marshall, the widow of a co-worker. Meanwhile, Remy tries to persuade her father, Sam Royce, who is Stuart's employer, to use his influence to stop Stuart from seeing Denise. Rogue policeman Lew Slade is suspended from the L.A.P.D. for having punched an obtuse officer from another jurisdiction. Embittered, Slade contemplates quitting the police force. Jody, a perverted grocery store manager, lusts after Rosa Amici, sister of Sal, the assistant to Miles Quade, an aspiring daredevil motor cyclist. The lives of all these people are devastated when a major earthquake rips through Los Angeles and reduces the city to ruins. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Release Date:

15 November 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terremoto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$79,700,000 (USA)
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(35 mm magnetic prints)| (70 mm and 35 mm magnetic prints)| (35 mm optical prints)| (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fourth biggest grossing film of 1974. Its main rival at the box office that year, The Towering Inferno (1974), was the biggest film of the year. See more »

Goofs

If you listen to the soundtrack closely all the screams and shouts during the earthquake scenes are the same looped over and over again. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Stockle: No one was sure the atom bomb would work, but they dropped it. It worked.
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Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Meteor (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

C'est si bon
Music by Henri Betti
French lyrics by André Hornez
English lyrics by Jerry Seelen
Played by a guitarist
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I love this movie!
9 August 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I love this movie!! There is something wonderfully cathartic about watching an entire city be destroyed by nature (while knowing it's only a movie). And the film-makers were very thorough... offices, highways, universities, police stations... you name it, it gets flattened. And the film is appropriately somber (not like the silly "up-beat" disaster films they make nowadays). Forget "Armageddon" and "Volcano"... this is a REAL disaster flick!

All that and a very young Victoria Principal!


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