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Earthquake Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Los Angeles is the natural site for a film about earthquakes: they happen there frequently, and the landscape is familiar to moviegoers from thousands of films. A huge number of ongoing vignettes which include cameos from numerous celebrities and stars are tied together by the ongoing efforts of architect Graff (Charleton Heston) to rescue his estranged spoiled-rich-girl wife (Ava Gardner), while helping out with the ongoing rescue efforts taking place around him and while trying to determine what has happened to his mistress Denise (Genvieve Bujold). The rumbling sound effect designed for this film (Sensurround) won a "Best Sound" Oscar for the film in 1975. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:November 15, 1974

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ronald Pierce Best Sound 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dorothy Spencer Best Editing 1974 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Williams Best Original Score 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alexander Golitzen Best Art Direction 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Albert J. Whitlock Special Achievement 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Philip H. Lathrop Best Cinematography 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank Brendel Special Achievement 1974 Winner

Cast

Charlton Heston
as Graff
Ava Gardner
as Remy Graff
George Kennedy
as Patrolman Slade
Lorne Greene
as Royce
Geneviève Bujold
as Denise
Richard Roundtree
as Miles
Bob Cunningham
as Dr. Frank Ames
Gabriel Dell
as Miles's Manager
Gene Dynarski
as Dam Caretaker
H.B. Haggerty
as Pool Player
Tim Herbert
as Man
Scott Hylands
as Assistant Dam Caretaker
Walter Matthau
as Drunk
Donald Moffat
as Dr. Harvey Johnson
Dave Morick
as Technician
George Murdock
as Colonel
Kip Niven
as Assistant Seismologist
Inez Pedroza
as Laura
Alan Vint
as Ralph
Jesse Vint
as Buck
Marjoe Gortner
as Jody
Barry Sullivan
as Dr. Stockle
Lloyd Nolan
as Dr. Vance
Victoria Principal
as Rosa
Monica Lewis
as Royce's Secretary
Pedro Armendariz, Jr.
as Slade's Partner
Lloyd Gough
as Cameron
John Randolph
as Mayor
Tiger Williams
as Corry Marshall
Lloyd Gough
as Cameron
Gabriel Dell
as Miles's Manager
H.B. Haggerty
as Pool Player
Tiger Williams
as Corry Marshall
John Randolph
as Mayor
Dave Morick
as Technician
George Murdock
as Colonel
Monica Lewis
as Royce's Secretary
Tim Herbert
as Man
Inez Pedroza
as Laura
Gene Dynarski
as Dam Caretaker
Marjoe Gortner
as Jody
Pedro Armendariz, Jr.
as Slade's Partner
Barry Sullivan
as Dr. Stockle
Victoria Principal
as Rosa
Bob Cunningham
as Dr. Frank Ames
Walter Matthau
as Drunk
Lloyd Nolan
as Dr. Vance
Jesse Vint
as Buck
Kip Niven
as Assistant Seismologist
Scott Hylands
as Assistant Dam Caretaker
Donald Moffat
as Dr. Harvey Johnson
Alan Vint
as Ralph

Crew

Mark Robson
Director
Mark Robson
Producer
Mario Puzo
Screenwriter
Philip H. Lathrop
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Dorothy Spencer
Editor
Alexander Golitzen
Production Designer
Burton Miller
Costume Designer
Ronald Pierce
Sound/Sound Designer
Jack McMasters
Special Effects
Albert J. Whitlock
Special Effects
Frank Brendel
Special Effects
Jesse Wayne
Stunts
Orin Borsten
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