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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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Phil Prentiss
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Marty Brenner
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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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Action | Drama

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29 September 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avalancha  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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During the scene featuring Rock Hudson and Robert Forster in the resort's bar, music can be heard playing in the background. The song is the theme from Grand Theft Auto (1977), another New World production released the previous year. See more »

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Caroline Brace: You're like the weather, you just happen.
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Why Mia? WHHYYYY!
3 March 2007 | by (McCook, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

I love disaster films, even the bad ones, but this one is completely horrible. From the acting to the special effects this one is crap. The script is laughable and the whole affair is absolutely boring. The "Avalanche" doesn't happen till around the hour mark and all we get till then is totally blinding boredom. Mia and Rock barely have anything to do (god knows why they actually did the movie), Robert Forester is hot but the character is bland, and Jeanette Nolan is under used in the only entertaining role in the flick. The rest of the cast are forgettable and not all that all-star. The action is contrived and "special effects" are for the most part low-budget 70's-ish.

This movie would make a great sleep aid. It's bad, not enjoyably bad, just bad. It's bland and pointless. Skip if at all possible.


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