Earthquake Poster

Release Date: 1974

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2001

PG|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
When a major earthquake hits Los Angeles, the various residents of the city cope with the chaos and destruction. Successful architect Stewart Graff (Charlton Heston) argues with his demanding wife, Remy Royce-Graff (Ava Gardner), as the disaster hits. Later, when he checks in on his flirtatious friend Denise Marshall (Geneviève Bujold), they begin an affair. As the personal dramas continue, the city is threatened by aftershocks and possibly even greater quakes.

Cast: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Lorne Greene, Barry Sullivan, Marjoe Gortner

Director: Mark Robson

Genres: Action, Thriller, Drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, The Filmakers Group

Keywords: Los Angeles, Husband, Melodramatic, Survival, Office, Police officer, Escape, Tense, 1970s, Wife, Fall


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Sound
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Special Achievement Award (Visual Effects)
Nominated Cinematography