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Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 12 December 1992
The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dan Lawn - State of Alaska
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Larry Dietrick - State of Alaska
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Dennis Kelso - State of Alaska
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Governor Steve Cowper - State of Alaska
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Michelle Brown - State of Alaska (as Jo-Anne Bates)
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John Janssen - State of Alaska (as Wally Marsh)
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Al Kegler - State of Alaska
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Jim Hayden - State of Alaska
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Jan Jackson - State of Alaska
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Trooper Mike Fox - State of Alaska
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Senator - State of Alaska
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Biologist - State of Alaska
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Frank Iarossi - Exxon
Ron Frazier ...
Don Cornett - Exxon
Remak Ramsay ...
Craig Rassinier - Exxon
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The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized. Written by David Stumme <dstumme@rochester.rr.com>

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12 December 1992 (USA)  »

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Disaster at Valdez  »

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Dan Lawn - State of Alaska: I knew it. I knew this was coming.
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Solid, well acted drama, not much action but very hard to forget
26 March 2000 | by (In shame (2005 update)) – See all my reviews

Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster is a realistic dramatisation of the massive 1989 oil spill, but is also much more, deep and compelling with beautifully developed characters and stunning Alaskan/British Columbia cinematography, going along with one of the best sets of opening credits in recent history.

Expertly directed by Paul Seed aided by a perfect score by David Ferguson, 'Dead Ahead' is one of the best made-for-tv flicks ever. The cast is dead on, especially the underrated Heard in the lead, and the film has the look and feel of a big budget Hollywood studio piece.

9/10


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