• PG
  • 2h 1m
  • 1974
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Charlton Heston leads an all-star cast in an epic film about ordinary citizens who must come together in the face of an unstoppable natural disaster! When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shockwaves through the lives of all who live there. Now strangers must become heroes as the city struggles to get to its feet before the next terrifying aftershock hits! Also starring Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Victoria Principal, Genevieve Bujold and Richard Roundtree, Earthquake combines outstanding performances with Academy Award®-winning sound and groundbreaking special effects.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The destruction of Los Angeles is always a welcome sight, but Earthquake offers little besides big actors slumming through crumbling sets.
Variety Staff

Mark Robson's Earthquake is an excellent dramatic exploitation extravaganza, combining brilliant s...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
David Parkinson

The special effects are of a high order as Los Angeles is razed, so it is unfortunate that the sam...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Nora Sayre

For those who have a soft spot for calamity pictures, there's a sense of ritual cleansing afterwar...

June 21, 2017
Almar Haflidason

June 16, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:November 15, 1974
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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