MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 20,261 this week

Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  12 December 1992 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 203 users  
Reviews: 4 user

The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (research), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 505 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
 
a list of 2185 titles
created 24 May 2013
 
a list of 6070 titles
created 19 Sep 2013
 
a list of 394 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie 1992)

Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie 1992) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Track 29 (1988)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside cafe, she encounters a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd
It Came from the Sky (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jarvis and Pepper crash land their small plane on the roof of the Bridges family. Pepper finds herself having a positive effect on the households' disabled son Andy.

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Christopher Lloyd, John Ritter
Miracles (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Roger and Jean learn the hard way that when you are meant to be together, nothing can keep you apart! Newly divorced couple keep running into one another (literally) and in the process, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Kouf
Stars: Tom Conti, Teri Garr, Paul Rodriguez
Twenty Bucks (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.

Director: Keva Rosenfeld
Stars: Linda Hunt, Brendan Fraser, Elisabeth Shue
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.

Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Andy Garcia, Christopher Walken, Christopher Lloyd
Eight Men Out (1988)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner
Camp Nowhere (1994)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Prince
Stars: Jonathan Jackson, Christopher Lloyd, John Putch
T Bone N Weasel (TV Movie 1992)
Certificate: M Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An ex-con and a crazy man are an unlikely duo on the road looking for a better life. All they have is an old gun and a stolen car to aid them in finding some much needed luck and plenty of cold hard cash.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Gregory Hines, Christopher Lloyd, Ned Beatty
September Gun (TV Movie 1983)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Robert Preston, Patty Duke, Geoffrey Lewis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dan Lawn - State of Alaska
...
Larry Dietrick - State of Alaska
...
Dennis Kelso - State of Alaska
...
Governor Steve Cowper - State of Alaska
Jo Bates ...
Michelle Brown - State of Alaska (as Jo-Anne Bates)
Walter Marsh ...
John Janssen - State of Alaska (as Wally Marsh)
...
Al Kegler - State of Alaska
Marek Czuma ...
Jim Hayden - State of Alaska
Susan Astley ...
Jan Jackson - State of Alaska
...
Trooper Mike Fox - State of Alaska
...
Senator - State of Alaska
Frank C. Turner ...
Biologist - State of Alaska
...
Frank Iarossi - Exxon
Ron Frazier ...
Don Cornett - Exxon
Remak Ramsay ...
Craig Rassinier - Exxon
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

12 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disaster at Valdez  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the best Made-for-TV movies ever!
2 September 2002 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best made-for-TV (or cable) movies ever made, ranking up with other made-for-TV gems such as "The Day After" or "The Jericho Mile". The person to credit for this movie is director Paul Seed. He uses the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness as the background to give the viewer a sense of the damage that the spill did to it, and his Kubrick-like use of the music score sets the mood for each individual scene.

Although the final scene with John Heard talking to the reporter is a bit too preachy and he uses this character to insert his commentaries into the script, on the whole the viewer is given a very good insight not so much into the logistics of the spill and clean-up but rather into the politics of the situation and the disruption that the spill caused to the residents and fishermen of Prince William Sound.

The bottom line is that this is a movie that is well worth the watch.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?