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The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990)

The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (original title)
After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Clare Winslow
... Steve Winslow
... Anita Parker
... Laurie Parker
... Matt
... Chad Spaulding
... Heather Winslow
... David Motubu
Stephen Elliott ... Dr. Owen Parker
... Wendell Cates
... Roy Bryant
Silvana Gallardo ... Sonia
... Larry, the Mayor's City Official Aide
Charles Siebert ... Mayor Frank Baldwin
... Ray Goodrich
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After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will strike southern California. With this information, she must battle city officials to release this information to the general public. Also, she hopes that her family is out of harms way when the quake strikes. Subplots show how other families and people cope with the the tremors that strike before the impending "Big One." Written by John R. Price <jprice@olemiss.edu>

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11 November 1990 (USA)  »

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The montage showing emergency services getting ready includes Squad 51 and Engine 51 from Emergency! (1972) backing in the station. See more »

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The wording in Steve Winslow's answering machine message changes between scenes (when he leaves it from the airport and when other characters listen to it later). See more »

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[last lines]
Todd Harris: Kevin Conrad? Kevin Conrad? This is Tom Harris? Can you hear me? I'm sorry. It seems we have lost our connection with Los Angeles.
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Edited into Epicenter (2000) See more »

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It is really anything !
18 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Convinced that an earthquake is going to destroy Los Angeles, a seismologist tries to alert the authorities of the city and the population. Traced on " films disaster ", this fiction turns out without surprises.


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