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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.

Director:

Corey Allen

Writers:

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:

20 thousand tons of icy terror! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 72721 delivered on 23 November 1978. 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 »


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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Ski away from this avalanche of ineptitude
16 May 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Dreadful, horrendous, awful and terrible are all words that don't even begin to describe how bad this movie is. Rock and Mia, about as mismatched a pair of costars as could be imagined; he towers over her and they share no chemistry whatsoever, would make more sense as father and daughter than ex-spouses but that is the least of this picture's problems. Some of the cast try to maintain their dignity and soldier on while being faced with stupid words to speak and idiotic situations to react to. Nonsensical happenings, bad special effects and rotten direction all add up to a textbook example of why the disaster epics ran out of steam shortly after the release of this dog.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avalanche See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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