And of the titular natural disaster itself... The earthquake lasts for just under eight minutes and is a wonderfully shot and edited sequence. Genuinely thrilling with almost-always believable moments of carnage (sans the elevator shot), the film still holds up relatively well today, but will perhaps be most embraced by fans of the genre. Features Walter Matthau (beautifully credited as "Walter Matuschanskayasky") as a barfly and a spunky Victoria Principal sporting one of cinema's greatest afros.
and my god is it but for some truly great reasons.
For example Lorne Greene plays Ava Gardners Father when in real life there was only a few years age difference between them!!!!!
Charlton Heston Impersonates a Plank of wood,and George Kennedy is at his oafish best.
The special effects arent too bad lots of screaming and messy deaths help and the final damburst is gripping.
but above all else its rubbish Dialogue,Brat Kids in Peril,characters who disappear for no explained reason and Pam From Dallas in a black wig and tight t shirt
if you dont laugh at certain points thru this then you have no pulse.
surley a remake is coming?