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Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 22 February 1993
A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

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Pastor Beruman
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Buck Helm
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Dr. Jim Betts
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Lorrie Helm
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Petra Beruman
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Frank Stewart
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Dave
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Mark Helm
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Fireman Shafer
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Greg Helm
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Dr. Scott
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Dermaine Bernstein
Sabrina Wiener ...
Cathy Beruman
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Julio Beruman
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Nan Callahan
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A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

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Don S. Davis Blu Mankuma and Jerry Wasserman all appear in the 1989 film Look who's talking. See more » See more »

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When Buck Helm calls his daughter Desiree before the earthquake you can see a calender on the wall to left of the screen next to Desiree, it's the month of October but the dates do not match October 1989. October 17th 1989 fell on a Tuesday but the calender on the wall October 17th fell on a Saturday. See more »

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Earthquake
10 January 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This television movie chronicles the major earthquake in the Bay Area in 1989. The emphasis of the story is about the collapse of the double-decker interstate 880 where a lot of cars were trapped as the upper level collapsed on the cars that happened to be lower part of the highway. The movie has a documentary feeling to it.

Directed by Robert Iscove, the film has some good moments as it concentrates on two families affected by the earthquake, the Berunam and the Betts families. It also shows a brave man, Frank Stewart, who was instrumental in saving the two Berunam children. Unfortunately, Buck Betts, a diabetic, wasn't discovered until after four days after the quake.

The film has some good visual effects, which are mixed with actual television footage of the rescue efforts at the highway. Ruben Blades, Len Cariou, David Morse, Sandy Duncan, Scott Hylands, among the cast, contribute to give life to the people affected by the disaster.


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