The Great Los Angeles Earthquake

The Great Los Angeles Earthquake

Director: Larry Elikann Cast: Alan Autry, Ed Begley Jr., J. Kenneth Campbell



The superb, utterly convincing special effects in the two-part TV movie The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake cannot be faulted. Less convincing are the scenes in which the fictional TV reporters, demoralized and in tears, can't bring themselves to describe the extent of the destruction. Part One, telecast November 11, 1990, finds seismologist Joanna Kerns trying in vain to convince authorities that the entire LA basin will be shake-and-bake within a few days. This portion of the drama ends with "The Big One" wreaking havoc throughout Lala-land. Part Two, broadcast November 12, concerns itself with the aftermath, the rescues, the tragedies, and above all the effect the natural disaster has on Kerns and her friends and family. Also appearing in The Big One is Ed Begley Jr. as the one political official willing to listen to Kerns' warnings, and Richard Masur as one of those "I can't bear it!" TV journalists. The video version titled The Great Los Angeles Earthquake runs 106 minutes.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2006
UPC: 0779836174291
Original Release: 1991
Rating: NR
Source: Direct Source Label
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:57:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Autry Matt
Ed Begley Jerry Soloway
J. Kenneth Campbell Actor
Stephen Elliott Owen
Holly Fields Heather Winslow
Lindsay Frost Laurie
Silvana Gallardo Sonia
Robert Ginty Warren Cates
Richard Herd Ray
Joanna Kerns Dr. Clare Winslow
Dan Lauria Steve Winslow
Kasi Lemmons Melanie Bryant
Richard Masur Kevin Conrad
Brock Peters Actor
Jack Rader Watch Commander
Matt Roe Hal Kellogg
Charles Siebert Actor
Joe Spano Chad Spaulding
Michael T. Weiss Actor
Bonnie Bartlett Anita Parker
Mort Sertner Sam Lombardi
Vladimir Kulich William De Bruin

Technical Credits
Larry Elikann Director
Michael Baugh Production Designer
Gregory Prange Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Great Los Angeles Earthquake
1. Chapter 1 [30:55]
2. Chapter 2 [29:48]
3. Chapter 3 [28:07]
4. Chapter 4 [32:20]
5. Chapter 5 [24:09]
6. Chapter 6 [32:03]

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