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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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Anita Parker
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Matt
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Chad Spaulding
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David Motubu
Stephen Elliott ...
Dr. Owen Parker
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Wendell Cates
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Roy Bryant
Silvana Gallardo ...
Sonia
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Larry, the Mayor's City Official Aide
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Mayor Frank Baldwin
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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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Action | Drama | Thriller

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11 November 1990 (USA)  »

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The Great Los Angeles Earthquake  »

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(video) | (original) | (3 episodes)

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Trivia

Clare Winslow's house is the same one used for I Dream of Jeannie (1965). See more »

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Dan Milford goes into the shed without a jacket and inside he is wearing a jacket. When he leaves he is not wearing it. 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 Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004) See more »

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29 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie wasn't bad, as it dealt with the biggest earthquake Los Angeles could have. The film focuses equally on the preparation the city makes and the actual earthquake itself. All in all, not too bad, with decent performances.

** 1/2 out of ****


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