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Avalanche (1978)

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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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Cast

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David Shelby
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Caroline Brace
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Nick Thorne
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Florence Shelby
Rick Moses ...
Bruce Scott
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Henry McDade
Barry Primus ...
Mark Elliott
Cathey Paine ...
Tina Elliott
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Phil Prentiss
Antony Carbone ...
Leo the Coach
Peggy Browne ...
Annette River
Pat Egan ...
Cathy Jordan
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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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Action | Drama

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29 September 1978 (USA)  »

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During filming, Styrofoam was used by the special effects crew to augment the 'snow effects' of the avalanche. As this was shot in the winter, it wasn't until the spring thaw that the town of Durango discovered that the Styrofoam was everywhere in town. By then the company was long gone. See more »

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Caroline Brace: You're like the weather, you just happen.
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Edited into Meteor (1979) See more »

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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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