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Flood (1976)

Flood! (original title)
After several weeks of heavy rainfall, the dam above Brownsville is ready to burst. But the town's mayor refuses to open its gates - paving the way for disaster.

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Earl Bellamy

Writer:

Don Ingalls
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Culp ... Steve Brannigan
Martin Milner ... Paul Burke
Barbara Hershey ... Mary Cutler
Richard Basehart ... John Cutler
Carol Lynley ... Abbie Adams
Roddy McDowall ... Mr. Franklin
Cameron Mitchell ... Sam Adams
Eric Olson Eric Olson ... Andy Cutler
Teresa Wright ... Alice Cutler
Francine York ... Daisy Kempel
Whit Bissell ... Dr. Ted Horne
Leif Garrett ... Johnny Lowman
Ann Doran ... Emma Fisher
Elizabeth Rogers Elizabeth Rogers ... Nancy Lowman
James Griffith ... Charlie Davis
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After several weeks of heavy rainfall, the dam above Brownsville is ready to burst. But the town's mayor refuses to open its gates - paving the way for disaster. Written by MK

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1976 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Brownsville, Oregon, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This TV movie was Irwin Allen's first project with Warner Bros. Studios after having moved over from 20th Century-Fox, where he had mastered both mediums of television and films for sixteen years. See more »

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The First Half Is Just So Good, Then ...
2 August 2003 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

Irwin Allen disaster movie about a flood.

Wonderful Richard LaSalle (Land Of The Giants) music scores the great location footage of the town and the endless helicopter footage. That is what Irwin Allen calls film showmanship. Irwin always gets the correct music for what is on the screen. Many producers do not.

In the first half of this movie Robert Culp (Outer Limits) and Martin Milner (Swiss Family Robinson) do wonders as they move around the town warning of disaster to come. Both actors perform very well. Richard Basehart is all wrong for this role of the man with something bad to hide, what was Irwin thinking by casting Basehart in this role? Poor old Whit Bissell is looking v-e-r-y old in 1976.

When the flood happens in the second half of the film, this is the problem area. We, the viewer, do not feel like we are watching a real flood. In 1977, Irwin Allen made another TV movie like this called "Fire", in that, the fire seemed real. In yet another 1979 Irwin TV movie "Cave-In", we had the Flood problem of a TV budget not being good enough for a disaster movie.

See Flood, just to get another taste of Irwin Allen showmanship, but don't expect too much.


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