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Avalanche (1978)

The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.

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Corey Allen

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Corey Allen, Frances Doel (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... David Shelby
Mia Farrow ... Caroline Brace
Robert Forster ... Nick Thorne
Jeanette Nolan ... Florence Shelby
Rick Moses Rick Moses ... Bruce Scott
Steve Franken ... Henry McDade
Barry Primus ... Mark Elliott
Cathey Paine Cathey Paine ... Tina Elliott
Jerry Douglas ... Phil Prentiss
Antony Carbone ... Leo the Coach
Peggy Browne Peggy Browne ... Annette River
Pat Egan Pat Egan ... Cathy Jordan
Joby Baker ... TV Director
X Brands ... Marty Brenner
Cindy Luedke Cindy Luedke ... Susan Maxwell
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Storyline

The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Six million tons of icy terror! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avalancha See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Rock Hudson and Robert Forster are in the resort's bar, the music in the background is the theme from Grand Theft Auto (1977), released the previous year. See more »

Quotes

Florence Shelby: And have you got a fella?
Caroline Brace: Two or three...!
Florence Shelby: Holy cow, are you going to turn into a swinger?
Caroline Brace: [laughs] Am I? Let's see... Could be.
[referring to Rock Hudson's character]
Caroline Brace: How is the great man?
Florence Shelby: Up to his ass in celebrities.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 1986 when the film was granted a '15' certificate for home video. See more »

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Soundtracks

Right Down at the Bottom
Additional music arrangement by Betsy Clark
Performed by Paladin (Gary Nabors, Greg Weber, Curtis Johnson, Mark Wilde, Ray Loos)
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Avalanche is a very poorly written and acted film with no substance.
15 October 2003 | by man_your_uglySee all my reviews

Though Rock Hudson is my favorite actor, his acting in this film is very amateurish and highly unbelievable. Mia Farrow's performance is also wooden and I have seen better acting in school plays by grammar school students. Of course, the fact that other than a fake avalanche, there is no substance or story line that I could perceive to this film. The only good actor was Robert Forster and he also had the best script. I couldn't believe it was made in 1978 because I felt it probably was one of the training films made by new actors and actresses in order to develop their craft for Mia and Rock. I wouldn't view it again.


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