MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 68,451 this week

Catastrophe (1978)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 35 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

A film depicting the world's alltime largest catastrophes.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 378 titles
created 05 Aug 2012
 
list image
YT
a list of 982 titles
created 21 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 368 titles
created 13 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Catastrophe" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Catastrophe (1978)

Catastrophe (1978) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Catastrophe.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Catastrophe (TV Series 2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Ashley Jensen
Point of Honor (TV Movie 2015)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Virginia family becomes divided on the brink of the American Civil War.

Director: Randall Wallace
Stars: Luke Benward, Patrick Heusinger, Hanna Mangan Lawrence
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington
Strange Empire (TV Series 2014)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In 1869 Janestown on the Alberta-Montana border, three women band together for survival after the men in their town are murdered.

Stars: Cara Gee, Tattiawna Jones, Melissa Farman
Cat-Astrophe II (2015)
Animation

Smokey Tiddi is a drunken drug and sex addict who lives with an old couple called Mr. and Mrs. Tiddi. The old couple are unaware of Smokey's human-like and sleazy, unorthodox ways until one... See full summary »

Director: William James Campbell III
Stars: William James Campbell III, Zachary Strobel, Dean Bravo
Crims (TV Series 2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Follows two boys who are the least likely to survive in a young offenders' institution.

Stars: Elis James, Kadiff Kirwan, Cariad Lloyd
Cockroaches (2015)
Comedy | Crime

Various levels of criminals clash in their pursuit of the kidnapped Queen of England. When everything's at stake, the question for the criminal mind is...what matters most?

Director: Christoffer Aldell
Stars: Richard Short, Maria Olsen, Anna Sophia Berglund
Man Up I (2015)
Comedy | Romance

A single woman who's mistaken for a stranger's blind date, leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.

Director: Ben Palmer
Stars: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Olivia Williams
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A film depicting the world's alltime largest catastrophes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The End  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
American shock-doc
24 September 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

This is loaded with disaster footage.

An unlike TV, this could go farther. But it was PG, so don't expect gore.

You need to have a strong constitution and an adult mind to view it however. This is NOT exploitation. Some of the scenes are hard to watch due to the sympathy factor.

Interviewing the survivors of hurricane Camille was a heart-render. The young lad talking about the search for his siblings and the old woman trying to keep a brave face while making it clear she lost everything were the standouts. And seeing people flee was tough to see as well.

But the Sao Paolo office fire from 1976 was the corker. Watching people trapped on the roof suddenly decide to throw caution to the wind and climb down all those stories made you want to cheer 'em on. I only wish I knew if any of them made it.

You cheer at the victories and cry at the losses.

The Indy 500 scenes showed how some miscommunication also cause disaster.

And earthquake footage is always scary. I live in Japan.

My wife told me her father saw this in a Tokyo theater back in '77. Tells you how far the shock-docs can run here.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Catastrophe (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?