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The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  11 November 1990 (USA)
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After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will ... See full summary »

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Dr. Clare Winslow
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Steve Winslow
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Anita Parker
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Laurie Parker
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Matt
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Chad Spaulding
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Heather Winslow
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David Motubu
Stephen Elliott ...
Owen
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Warren Cates
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Roy Bryant
Silvana Gallardo ...
Sonia
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Larry, the Mayor's City Official Aide
Charles Siebert ...
Mayor Frank Baldwin
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Ray Goodrich
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After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will strike southern California. With this information, she must battle city officials to release this information to the general public. Also, she hopes that her family is out of harms way when the quake strikes. Subplots show how other families and people cope with the the tremors that strike before the impending "Big One." Written by John R. Price <jprice@olemiss.edu>

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There is no safe harbor, there is no escape... L.A.'s worst fear has just become a reality. See more »

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11 November 1990 (USA)  »

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The Great Los Angeles Earthquake  »

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(video) | (original) | (3 episodes)

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The montage showing emergency services getting ready includes Squad 51 and Engine 51 from Emergency! (1972) backing in the station. See more »

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Todd Harris: Last lines Kevin Conrad? Kevin Conrad? This is Tom Harris? Can you hear me? I'm sorry. It seems we have lost our connection with Los Angeles.
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The Best Damn Earthquake Period!
19 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Joanna Kerns is the sister who takes care of her family andworks hard studying earthquakes, which she predicts will happen soon. Her sister is played by Lindsey Frost whose hormones are going through the roof, symbolically like an earthquake, in this movie. Dr. Claire Winslow (Kerns) has arguments with her sister, her mother, her husband, and her daughter, all leading up to the big earthquake. More people should of died than in the movie. This movie was a year after the SF bay area earthquake and was made to take advantage of the fear that there would be another one in California soon. I'm an Earthquake freak. Oddly enough we have had several small ones in the past year and that leads me to believe there will be a bigger one in the coming months. They have been growing in size and that is a guarantee that a big one is coming. Overall the movie is good, well acted, and interesting. It's the best damn earthquake movie I've seen, period.


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