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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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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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 »

Quotes

Caroline Brace: You're like the weather, you just happen.
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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Right Down at the Bottom
Additional music arrangement by Betsy Clark
Performed by Paladin (Gary Nabors, Greg Weber, Curtis Johnson, Mark Wilde, Ray Loos)
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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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