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Avalanche (1978)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama  |  29 September 1978 (USA)
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The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.

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David Shelby
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Caroline Brace
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Nick Thorne
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Florence Shelby
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Henry McDade
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Phil Prentiss
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Annette River
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Marty Brenner
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Susan Maxwell
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The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.

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A winter wonderland becomes a nightmare of destruction! See more »

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29 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Avalancha  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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This film was sold to network television for two million dollars. See more »

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Caroline Brace: You're like the weather, you just happen.
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A.K.A. Buried Beneath White Styrofoam Boulders!!!
17 January 2001 | by (Venice Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

Hey, I don't know why folks are being so unkind to this modern American classic. It's a Roger Corman production, after all! I mean, it doesn't pretend to be a statement of man's inhumanity to man, like The Towering Inferno or The Poseidon Adventure does. I found this to be an unpretentious, atmospheric (late 70s Mork & Mindy down vests, shaggy disco hair), and efficient disaster pic. No enormous cast of moneygrubbing hasbeen actors weighting it down-- just a bunch of bearded ski instructors and feathered-hair ski bunnies to bury beneath mountains of styrofoam boulders. Plus, it's a brisk 90 minutes. I liked the wintery atmosphere and could swear I spotted Eric Heiden having a drink at the bar. 6/10.


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