Earthquake (1974) Poster



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Edited from 

Torn Curtain (1966)
Hawaii Five-O (1968) (TV Series)
(fire engine shots - TV version only!)
The Elevator (1974) (TV Movie)
elevator falling down shaft, elevator beam falling, circuit breakers sparking

Edited into 

Damnation Alley (1977)
shot of dam collapsing
The Immigrants (1978) (TV Movie)
Galactica 1980 (1980) (TV Series)
Galactica 1980: Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 1 (1980) (TV Episode)
Attack footage used from this movie
Conquest of the Earth (1981) (TV Movie)
Shakedown (2002) (Video)
almost all of the earthquake footage in "Shakedown" is stock footage from "Earthquake"


ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) (TV Series)
Miles Quade mentions TV show by name.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Mary Poppins is mentioned by name.
American Graffiti (1973)
poster of the film in one scene

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charlton Heston/Norman Mailer/David Brenner/Ian Whitcomb (1974) (TV Episode)
Charlton Heston discusses his upcoming movie
The Bob Newhart Show: My Business Is Shrinking (1975) (TV Episode)
Mention in the dialog.
Columbo: Forgotten Lady (1975) (TV Episode)
Johnny Carson refers to the film during his opening monologue on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
Deep Jaws (1976)
The title is mentioned.
Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/Gordon Lightfoot (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during 'Crowd auditions'
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
Potchuck's idea for a film about an earthquake in Los Angeles.
Saturday Night Live: Broderick Crawford/Levon Helm/Dr. John/The Meters (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Shelley Duvall/Joan Armatrading (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by bickering couple in line for steak dinner
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Segment "That's Armageddon"
Three's Company: Helen's Job (1977) (TV Episode)
briefly mentioned
Day of Resurrection (1980)
George Kennedy's character repeats many lines from what his character says in this movie, another disaster-themed film.
Jishin rettô (1980)
The Muppet Show: Loretta Swit (1980) (TV Episode)
Gonzo refers to the film.
C.O.D. (1981)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Final Twist (1987) (TV Episode)
Movie poster on the wall of the editing room.
Quantum Leap: Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 (1989) (TV Episode)
Chad is a stuntman on the film. Al refers to its stars Charlton Heston, Lorne Greene and Ava Gardner.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.7 (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during 'Theater Styles'
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Day Damn One (1990) (TV Episode)
Will says: "I took the Universal Tour. You know that Earthquake ride?"
Wings: Friends or Lovers? (1990) (TV Episode)
At a popular make-out spot, Helen says she hasn't seen so many cars bounce since the movie Earthquake.
Jennifer 8 (1992)
VHS tape seen on top of TV
Saved by the Bell: Earthquake (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Zack and Slater during a discussion about earthquakes
Animaniacs: Hitchcock Opening/Hearts of Twilight/The Boids (1993) (TV Episode)
The WB studio tour the Warners see features an Earthquake! section with this movie's poster in the background.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mole People (1997) (TV Episode)
"Earthquake" Mike: In Sensurround.
Volcano (1997)
Backstory: The Poseidon Adventure (2000) (TV Episode)
Poster shown.
Sensurround: The Sounds of Midway (2001) (Video)
use of Sensurround is discussed
Tapacurá (2003) (Short)
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004) (Video)
The movie poster is shown.
Super Secret Movie Rules: Disaster Movies (2004) (TV Episode)
this is one of the movies they make fun of
Saturday Night Live: Jason Bateman/Kelly Clarkson (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in The Best of T.T. & Mario
The Simpsons: The Wettest Stories Ever Told (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Hollywood Mouth (2008)
Capitol Records and the Taft Building (which are damaged in the earthquake) are shown.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Meteor (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioning the disaster movies of the 1970s
Script for Sale (2010)
scene discussed by characters
Luigi of the Stars: The Making of 'Starcrash' (2010) (Video)
mentioned once
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Video case is shown in a video store.
L.A. Noire (2011) (Video Game)
At the near end, Cole Phelps' death is very reminiscent to the death of Stewart Graff.
Super 8 (2011)
poster in Joe's room
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Great Performances That Oscar Ignored (2011) (TV Episode)
Gene mentions that he liked Geneviève Bujold in her small role in the film
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Movies that Changed the Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
a still from the disaster film is shown
This Means War (2012)
Cover seen on shelf in DVD store.
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: What's Wrong with the Happening??? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mark mentions it. Also, poster is shown.
Last Comic Standing: Challenge 3 - Universal Tram Experience (2014) (TV Episode)
Universal Studios tram tour goes through a section featuring this film.
Holy Hell (2016)
Handmade poster that Will made as a kid is shown.


High Plains Drifter (1973)
High Plains Drifter is showing at the cinema when the big earthquake hits

Featured in 

The Incredible Hulk: Earthquakes Happen (1978) (TV Episode)
several scenes from this movie are used
The Immigrants (1978) (TV Movie)
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Several clips from the film are shown.
Leonard Nimoy Demonstrates the Magnavision Videodisc Player (1981) (Video)
clip from film is shown as a sample of what is available
Scarface (1983)
Airing on TV in the chainsaw scene.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Quantum Leap: Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 (1989) (TV Episode)
A clip from the film is shown.
Quake (1992) (Video)
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies (2000) (Video)
footage is shown from this film
The Making of 'Midway' (2001) (Video)
part of trailer is shown
Sensurround: The Sounds of Midway (2001) (Video)
clips from film are shown
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
footage appears throughout
Super Secret Movie Rules: Disaster Movies (2004) (TV Episode)
this is one of the disaster movies they discuss
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1974 (2006) (TV Episode)
clips; discussed
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 7 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of thie film were show during a tribute to Charlton Heston.
Hollywood's Top Ten: It's the End of the World as We Know It (2010) (TV Episode)
Taking the #7 best disaster movie
Stars of the Silver Screen: Ava Gardner (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
30 Greatest Disaster Movies (2015) (TV Movie)
Number 6 in the countdown

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #9.17 (1976) (TV Episode)
Parodied within "Salute to Universal" sketch.
Drive-In (1976)
Parodied in "Disaster '76" movie
The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #2.5 (1976) (TV Episode)
spoofed in "The Towering Poseidon Quake Port Hinden Jaws Follies '78"

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