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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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David Shelby
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Caroline Brace
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Nick Thorne
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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Soundtracks

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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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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