Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Poster

Release Date: 1992

PG-13|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
In this fact-based film, Exxon higher-up Frank Iarossi (Christopher Lloyd) attempts to avoid a dire public relations scandal after one of his corporation's oil tankers is wrecked near Alaska, resulting in a bleak ecological situation. Local conservation officer Dan Lawn (John Heard) tries to turn both public and corporate attention to the desperately needed cleanup effort, but Iarossi is interested solely in salvaging his company's public image, leading to a clash of wills and ideals.

Cast: John Heard, Christopher Lloyd, Rip Torn

Director: Paul Seed

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: 1980s, Melodramatic, Rescue, Tense