Earthquake (1974)

When the big one finally hits L.A.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1974-11-15
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 303 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mark Robson
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From 303 Ratings


Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.

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  • Charlton Heston

    as Stewart Graff
  • Ava Gardner

    as Remy Royce-Graff
  • George Kennedy

    as Sgt. Lew Slade
  • Lorne Greene

    as Sam Royce
  • Geneviève Bujold

    as Denise Marshall
  • Richard Roundtree

    as Miles Quade
  • Marjoe Gortner

    as Jody
  • Barry Sullivan

    as Dr. Willis Stockle
  • Lloyd Nolan

    as Dr. James Vance
  • Victoria Principal

    as Rosa Amici
  • Walter Matthau

    as Drunk
  • Monica Lewis

    as Barbara
  • Gabriel Dell

    as Sal
  • Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

    as Chavez
  • Lloyd Gough

    as Bill Cameron
  • John Randolph

    as Los Angeles Mayor
  • Kip Niven

    as Walter Russell
  • Scott Hylands

    as Asst. Caretaker
  • Tiger Williams

    as Corry
  • Donald Moffat

    as Dr. Harvey Johnson
  • Jesse Vint

    as Buck
  • Alan Vint

    as Ralph
  • Lionel Johnston

    as Hank
  • John Elerick

    as Carl Leeds
  • John S. Ragin

    as Chief Inspector
  • George Murdock

    as Colonel
  • Don Mantooth

    as Sid
  • Michael Richardson

    as Sandy
  • Alex Brown

    as Pool Player
  • Bob Cunningham

    as Dr. Frank Ames
  • John Dennis

    as Brawny Foreman
  • Gene Dynarski

    as Dam Caretaker
  • Bob Gravage

    as Farmer Mr. Griggs
  • H.B. Haggerty

    as Pool Player
  • Tim Herbert

    as Las Vegas Man
  • Dave Morick

    as Technician
  • Ines Pedroza

    as Laura
  • Josh Albee

    as Boy with Radio (uncredited)
  • Don Ames

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Benjie Bancroft

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Buzz Barbee

    as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Joan Blair

    as Pawnbroker's Wife (TV version) (uncredited)
  • Hal Bokar

    as Dam Workman (uncredited)
  • Reb Brown

    as Young Man on Motorcycle (uncredited)
  • Vivian Brown

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Ian Bruce

    as Officer Scott (Wilson Plaza) (uncredited)
  • Polly Burson

    as Earthquake Survivor (uncredited)
  • William H. Burton Jr.

    as Stranger (uncredited)
  • Ric Carrott

    as National Guardsman (uncredited)
  • David S. Cass Sr.

    as Sherriff Merle (uncredited)
  • Lonny Chapman

    as LAPD Captain (uncredited)
  • Sam Chew Jr.

    as Tony (Kathie's Husband) (uncredited)
  • Shannon Christie

    as Dr. Vance's Nurse (uncredited)
  • Erik Cord

    as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Caitanya Dasi

    as Hare Krishna (uncredited)
  • Cinmayi Devi

    as Hare Krishna (uncredited)
  • Ken DuMain

    as Earthquake Survivor in Wilson Plaza (uncredited)
  • Brent Dunsford

    as Man Drinking from Plastic Cup in Wilson Plaza (uncredited)
  • Patty Elder

    as Blonde Secretary in Royce Building (uncredited)
  • Kenny Endoso

    as Bar Cook (uncredited)
  • Jeannie Epper

    as Blonde Woman (uncredited)
  • Dotty Ertel

    as Earthquake Survivor (uncredited)
  • Bobby Ferro

    as Sports Car Thief (uncredited)
  • Bruce M. Fischer

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Sig Frohlich

    as Doctor (uncredited)
  • James W. Gavin

    as Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
  • Ernest Harada

    as Seismologist (uncredited)
  • Jerry Hardin

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Bob Harks

    as Man Fleeing Movie Theatre (uncredited)
  • Orwin C. Harvey

    as Man on the Balcony of a Falling House (uncredited)
  • Lars Hensen

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Diana Herbert

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Bert Kramer

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Paul LeClair

    as National Guardsman (uncredited)
  • Karl Lukas

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Ernesto Molinari

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Stevie Myers

    as Earthquake Victim (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Nickerson

    as Seismology Graduate Student (uncredited)
  • Stuart Nisbet

    as Man on Loudspeaker (voice) (uncredited)
  • Frances Osborne

    as Housewife (uncredited)
  • Grant Owens

    as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Charlie Picerni

    as Pool Player (uncredited)
  • Tony Regan

    as Man Fleeing Movie Theatre (uncredited)
  • Leoda Richards

    as Emergency Soup Kitchen Worker in Wilson Plaza (uncredited)
  • Clark Ross

    as Man in Outer Office (uncredited)
  • George Sawaya

    as Deputy Sherriff (uncredited)
  • Mark Sawtelle

    as Boy (uncredited)
  • Fred Scheiwiller

    as Jay the Bartender (uncredited)
  • Debralee Scott

    as Kathie (TV version) (uncredited)
  • Dean Smith

    as Pool Player (uncredited)
  • Eddie Smith

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Norman Stevans

    as Radio Station Technician (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • John Tuell

    as Prop Tractor Driver (uncredited)
  • Dick Tufeld

    as Opening Narrator (uncredited)
  • Kitty Vallacher

    as Grocery Store Clerk (uncredited)
  • Keith Walker

    as Man on the Radio (voice) (uncredited)
  • Sandy Ward

    as Studio Guard (uncredited)
  • Rick Warick

    as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Dick Warlock

    as Diver at Hollywood Reservoir (uncredited)
  • William Whitaker

    as Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
  • Don Wilbanks

    as Dam Workman with Blowtorch (uncredited)
  • Forrest Wood

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Clint Young

    as Dam Workman (uncredited)
Directing Mark Robson Director
Production Mark Robson Producer
Camera Philip H. Lathrop Director of Photography
Editing Dorothy Spencer Editor
Art Alexander Golitzen Production Design
Sound John Williams Original Music Composer
Production Jennings Lang Executive Producer
Art E. Preston Ames Art Direction
Writing George Fox Writer
Writing Mario Puzo Writer
Production Robert J. LaSanka Casting
Art Frank R. McKelvy Set Decoration
Production William Batliner Casting
Production Bernard Donnenfeld Producer
Crew Stevie Myers Stunts
Crew Gary Downey Stunts
Art Ed Shanley Construction Coordinator
Visual Effects Roswell A. Hoffmann Visual Effects
Production Leo Pepin Assistant Production Manager
Crew Terry Leonard Stunts
Crew Jeannie Epper Stunts
Crew Nick Dimitri Stunts
Crew Eddie Hice Stunts
Directing Murray Schwartz Second Assistant Director
Directing Fred R. Simpson First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Connie Nichols Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Mark Reedall Makeup Artist
Production Wallace Worsley Jr. Unit Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Burton Miller Costume Design
Sound Ronald Pierce Sound
Sound Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. Sound
Crew Frank Brendel Special Effects
Crew John Daheim Stunt Coordinator
Crew Joe Canutt Stunt Double
Crew May Boss Stunts
Crew Buff Brady Stunts
Crew Bob Bralver Stunts
Crew Alex Brown Stunts
Crew Tony Brubaker Stunts
Crew Fred Brookfield Stunts
Crew Polly Burson Stunts
Crew Jerry Brutsche Stunts
Crew Mickey Caruso Stunts
Crew Bill Catching Stunts
Crew David S. Cass Sr. Stunts
Crew Rip Clark Stunts
Crew Roydon Clark Stunts
Crew Dottie Catching Stunts
Crew Erik Cord Stunts
Crew Paula Crist Stunts
Crew Howard Curtis Stunts
Crew John Daheim Stunts
Crew Dick Crockett Stunts
Crew Jadie David Stunts
Crew Carol Daniels Stunts
Crew Evelyne Cuffee Stunts
Crew Paula Dell Stunts
Crew Dick Dial Stunts
Crew Bennie E. Dobbins Stunts
Crew Bud Ekins Stunts
Crew Patty Elder Stunts
Crew Larry Duran Stunts
Crew Andy Epper Stunts
Crew Gary Epper Stunts
Crew Stephanie Epper Stunts
Crew Kenny Endoso Stunts
Crew Lila Finn Stunts
Crew Robert C. Ferro Jr. Stunts
Crew Ralph Garrett Stunts
Crew Donna Garrett Stunts
Crew Mickey Gilbert Stunts
Crew Bob Herron Stunts
Crew James W. Gavin Stunts
Crew Freddie Hice Stunts
Crew Orwin C. Harvey Stunts
Crew Larry Holt Stunts
Crew Loren Janes Stunts
Crew Tommy J. Huff Stunts
Crew Kevin N. Johnston Stunts
Crew Julie Ann Johnson Stunts
Crew Eddie Juaregui Stunts
Crew Peaches Jones Stunts
Crew Kim Kahana Stunts
Crew Henry Kingi Stunts
Crew Gene LeBell Stunts
Crew Julius LeFlore Stunts
Crew William T. Lane Stunts
Crew Fred Lerner Stunts
Crew Denver Mattson Stunts
Crew Troy Melton Stunts
Crew Maurice Marks Stunts
Crew Bob Minor Stunts
Crew Harry Monty Stunts
Crew Jack Verbois Stunts
Crew Jimmy Nickerson Stunts
Crew Eddie Mulder Stunts
Crew Harvey Parry Stunts
Crew Regina Parton Stunts
Crew Regis Parton Stunts
Crew Paul Nuckles Stunts
Crew Don Pike Stunts
Crew Charlie Picerni Stunts
Crew Barbara Perlman Stunts
Crew Glenn Randall Jr. Stunts
Crew Bobby Porter Stunt Double
Crew Ernest Robinson Stunts
Crew Byron Quisenberry Stunts
Crew Audrey Saunders Stunts
Crew Russell Saunders Stunts
Crew Ronald Ross Stunts
Crew George Sawaya Stunts
Crew Fred Scheiwiller Stunts
Crew Felix Silla Stunts
Crew Dean Smith Stunts
Crew Eddie Smith Stunts
Crew Marilyn Stader Stunts
Crew Tom Steele Stunts
Crew Cyndi Swan Stunts
Crew Evelyn Smith Stunts
Crew Rock A. Walker Stunts
Crew Bob Terhune Stunts
Crew Bud Walls Stunts
Crew Dick Warlock Stunts
Crew Marvin Walters Stunts
Crew Jesse Wayne Stunts
Crew Richard Washington Stunts
Crew Bob Yerkes Stunts
Crew James Winburn Stunts
Lighting Wilbur Kinnett Gaffer
Directing Victoria Gail Weisbart Script Supervisor
Crew Craig R. Baxley Stunts