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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Shelby
Caroline Brace
Nick Thorne
Florence Shelby
Rick Moses ...
Henry McDade
Barry Primus ...
Mark Elliott
Cathey Paine ...
Tina Elliott
Phil Prentiss
Antony Carbone ...
Leo the Coach
Peggy Browne ...
Annette River
Pat Egan ...
Joby Baker ...
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X Brands ...
Marty Brenner
Cindy Luedke ...
Susan Maxwell


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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Release Date:

29 September 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avalancha  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Avalanche is a very poorly written and acted film with no substance.
15 October 2003 | by (Winton, CA) – See all my reviews

Though Rock Hudson is my favorite actor, his acting in this film is very amateurish and highly unbelievable. Mia Farrow's performance is also wooden and I have seen better acting in school plays by grammar school students. Of course, the fact that other than a fake avalanche, there is no substance or story line that I could perceive to this film. The only good actor was Robert Forster and he also had the best script. I couldn't believe it was made in 1978 because I felt it probably was one of the training films made by new actors and actresses in order to develop their craft for Mia and Rock. I wouldn't view it again.

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