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Yet another disaster film that's won over my heart!

  • Dec 12, 2008
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Okay, I'm only giving Earthquake a +2 rating because it isn't that great. But just imagine yourself back in the 1970s seeing all these special effects at the height of Hollywood's fixation on disaster films. You'd have been pretty impressed with everything, especially the fact that they managed to find pretty A-list celebrities to take part in it.

The film is pretty interesting if you enjoy watching films about natural disasters and their effects on man. Likewise, Dante's Peak does a pretty good job of portraying similar themes. I'm not sure how factually accurate Earthquake really is, but if you don't mind taking a trip back in time, pop it in your DVD player and you'll be in for some good laughs and quality entertainment.

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February 01, 2009
I remember reading about the surround sound! Oh, how times have changed.
February 01, 2009
I did see it during its inital release and it really wasn't all that impressive. The big selling gimmic was the surround sound that was supposed to make it sound like a real earthquake. Big deal. It did siturb everybody in the next theater though.
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Earthquake is a disaster film from 1974 that depicts the effects of a fictitious 9.9-magnitude earthquake on Los Angeles. The film was incredibly successful, featured many famous actors of the time, and performed well in box office revenues. It was nominated for four Academy Awards and won Best Sound. The film was directed and produced by Mark Robson and was written by George Fox and Mario Puzo.
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 15, 1974
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Runtime: 123 minutes
Studio: Universal
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