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Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)

Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster





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The tragic wreck of the super-tanker Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska on March 24, 1989 was one of the most devastating ecological disasters in recent history. Immediately after the ship ran aground and began pumping over 11 million gallons of suffocating oil from its ruptured hold, experts were sent out to assess the damage and clean up the mess. This gripping docudrama tells their story. Much centers on the conflict between local officials, the fishing industry, and the Exxon official sent out to oversee the clean-up and take the rap. With unflinching moral outrage, the filmmakers point out that much of the aftermath could have been minimized had the officials in charge been better prepared and not spent so much time involved in useless red-tape and petty bureaucratic bickering. Most of the film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, but it also utilizes archival filmclips of the actual disaster and clean up efforts.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
On DVD: Jul 21, 1993


John Heard
as Dan Lawn
Christopher Lloyd
as Frank Iarossi
David Morse
as Rick Steiner
Bob Gunton
as Larry Dietrick
John McLaren
as Al Kegler
Don S. Davis
as Stevens
Mark Metcalf
as Dennis Kelso
Bruce Gray
as Governor Steve Cowpe...
Jo Bates
as Michelle Brown
Richard Sargent
as Ulysses Legrange
Tom McBeath
as Bill Deppi
Wally Marsh
as John Janssen
John Maclaren
as Al Kegler
Marek Czuma
as Jim Hayden
Gary Reineke
as Rear Admiral Nelson
Susan Astley
as Jan Jackson
Eric Keenleyside
as Gordon Taylor
Wally Dalton
as Senator
Frank C. Turner
as Biologist
Ron Frazier
as Don Cornett
Remak Ramsay
as Craig Rassinier
Kenneth Welsh
as Sam Skinner
Peter Yunker
as John Gaughan
Malcolm Stewart
as Dr. Gordon Lindblom
Myron Natwick
as George M. Nelson
Bill Dow
as Larry Shier
Ken Camroux
as Dave Barnum
Les Carlson
as Theo Polasek
Jackson Davies
as Captain Joseph Hazel...
Philip Granger
as 3rd Mate Greg Cousin...
Peter LaCroix
as Helmsman Claar
Nathan Vanering
as Helmsman Kagan
Anthony Ulc
as 1st Mate Kunkel
Dwight McFee
as Crewman
Timothy Webber
as Jack Lamb
Tamsin Kelsey
as Dr. Riki Ott
Michael Rogers
as David Grimes
Kevin Hayes
as TV Reporter
Karen Austin
as Questioner
Hilary Strang
as Questioner #4
Bill Croft
as Questioner
Lloyd Berry
as Questioner #6
P. Adrien Dorval
as Questioner #7
Lochlyn Munro
as Trooper Mike Fox
Andrew Wheeler
as Bruce Blanford
J.B. Bivens
as Mark Delozier
Alex Bruhanski
as Chuck O'Donnell
Pamela Sue Martin
as TV Reporter
Thomas Heaton
as Questioner
Richard Sargent
as Ulysses Legrange
Peter Anderson
as Questioner #1
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