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Avalanche (1978)

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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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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Six million tons of icy terror! 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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Spoofed in MST3K: The Return See more »

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Caroline Brace: You're like the weather, you just happen.
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Difficult Season
Additional music arrangement by Mark Wilde
Performed by Paladin (Gary Nabors, Greg Weber, Curtis Johnson, Mark Wilde, Ray Loos)
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Not exactly PR for Durango, CO
29 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

I lived in Durango, CO when they filmed this movie. This makes it all that much funnier. You cannot take this movie seriously.

The avalanche is actually fan blown styrofoam. Half the mountains pictured in the movie, don't actually exist.

If you are a Durango resident, watch this movie for kicks. If not, don't even bother, you're better off watching the weeds grow.

This is a perfect movie for Mystery Science Theater 3000.


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