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Writer (WGA):
Gary Sherman (written by)
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Release Date:
12 September 1990 (USA) See more »
On October 17 1989, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale rocked San Francisco. Presented... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Excellent recreation of bystander and victim self-help during '89 SF earthquake. See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Nicholas Zaninovich ... Himself

Jack Scalia ... Jack Thompson

Tuck Milligan ... Terry Brown
Richard Anthony Crenna ... Patrick Wallace

Yaphet Kotto ... William McElroy

Paul Ben-Victor ... Dr. Steven Brattesani
Michael Clark ... Capt. Bob Boudoures

Gary Swanson ... Lt. Pete Cornyn

Rue McClanahan ... Sherra Cox

Scott Valentine ... Gerry Shannon
Charlotte Crossley ... Mother with Child

Carlease Burke ... Screaming Woman
Clinton Derricks-Carroll ... Neighbor
Raleigh Friend ... Neighbor
Rai Tasco ... Neighbor
Robert Ackerman ... Mr. Thompson
Jan Merlin ... Mr. Wallace
Edith Varon ... Mrs. Wallace
Robert M. Koch ... Mark
Daniel Villarreal ... Jose
Howard Matthew Johnson ... Older Man
Stewart Wilson-Turner ... Volunteer
Paul Roache ... Volunteer
Dana Craig ... Volunteer
Barbara Lusch ... Survivor
Chris Rennolds ... Survivor
Jerry Williams ... Survivor

Angelo Tiffe ... Fireman
Rick Paap ... Policeman
Greg Montgomery ... Policeman
Edith Parra ... Cathy
Bobby Chaves ... Julio
Montgomery Roberts ... Fireman

Jack Thompson ... Fireman

Kevin J. O'Neill ... Fireman

Kelly Burris ... Fireman (as Kelly T. Burris)
James Medina ... Policeman
Walt Jordan ... Policeman

John Putch ... Doctor
Timothy Hughes ... John
Marr Nealon ... Meg

Brian Thompson ... Tom
Marc Bailey ... Policeman

Andre Landzaat ... Joe
Mark Campbell ... Man on Stairs
Patrick Johnson ... Paramedic

Nancy Linari ... Young Mother
Lew Hopson ... Fireman

John Lawlor ... Fireman (as John H. Lawlor)
Rick Dianovsky ... Fireman
Joey Cvar ... Ben
Robert Terry Lee ... Daniel
Eric Lawson ... Capt. Bob Jabs

David Anthony Higgins ... Lt. Rich Allen
Kendall McCarthy ... Fireman
Joe Faust ... Fireman
Joseph Taylor ... Fireman
Parker Whitman ... Fireman
Bob Roitblat ... Off Duty Policeman
Dena Drotar ... Rescued Woman
Michele Pawk ... Michele
Stuart Mabray ... PG&E Man
John David Conti ... Man
Sascha Jensen ... Teenager
Patricia Cregan ... Sister
Courtenay McWhinney ... Older Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sergio Kato ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Sherman 
Writing credits
Gary Sherman (written by)

Produced by
Ross Albert .... executive producer
Gary Sherman .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Alex Nepomniaschy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ross Albert 
Casting by
Steven Fertig 
Ben Rubin 
Production Design by
Patricia Van Ryker 
Art Direction by
Mayne Berke  (as Mayne Schuyler Berke)
Costume Design by
Eilish Zebrasky  (as Eilish)
Makeup Department
Marsha Lewis .... hair stylist
Ann Masterson .... makeup artist (as Ann Lee Masterson)
Production Management
Johanna Persons .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Verónica González Rubio .... second assistant director (as Veronica Gonzalez-Runio)
Robin R. Oliver .... first assistant director (as Robin Randall Oliver)
Art Department
Mark Barofsky .... property master
Philip Stone .... construction supervisor
Douglas W. Randall .... property maker (uncredited)
Michael Yeaman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer
Eileen Horta .... sound supervisor
Michael C. Moore .... sound mixer (as Michael Moore)
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Thiederman .... sound re-recording mixer
Lawrence L. Commans .... boom operator (uncredited)
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jerry D. Williams .... special effects (as Jerry Williams)
Visual Effects by
Tom Tcimpidis .... ultimatte operator (uncredited)
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
Ben Scott .... stunt coordinator
Ben Scott .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Gambino .... key grip
Tony St. John .... camera operator (as Anthony St. John)
Tom Tcimpidis .... video controller
Joseph Warren .... chief lighting technician
Joseph F. Warren .... chief lighting technician (as Joseph Warren)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vicki Graef .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Portia Stewart .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Mary J. Carlson .... script supervisor
David Falicki .... medical technical advisor
Jo Grossman .... production coordinator
Joanna Guzzetta .... location manager
Lora Joffe .... assistant to producer
Edwin L. Perez .... production accountant
Gayle Sandler .... researcher
David W. Dale .... production assistant (uncredited)
John DeRuvo .... craft service (uncredited)
Matthew Gross .... production executive (uncredited)
Tom Tcimpidis .... engineer in charge (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Excellent recreation of bystander and victim self-help during '89 SF earthquake., 17 July 2002
Author: Kansas-5 from United States

This made-for-T.V. film is a realistic, gripping portrayal of the mutual assistance ordinary citizens provided to trapped victims of the Loma Prieta earthquake which caused massive damage throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989. Wonderful photography. The cast melds well known stars (i.e., Rue McClanahan and Yaphet Kotto) with many lesser known actors and even an actual victim, the humorous in the face of adversity, Nicholas Zaninovich.

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