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Los Angeles is the natural site for a film about earthquakes: they happen there frequently, and the landscape is familiar to moviegoers from thousands of films. A huge number of ongoing vignettes which include cameos from numerous celebrities and stars are tied together by the ongoing efforts of architect Graff (Charleton Heston) to rescue his estranged spoiled-rich-girl wife (Ava Gardner), while helping out with the ongoing rescue efforts taking place around him and while trying to determine what has happened to his mistress Denise (Genvieve Bujold). The rumbling sound effect designed for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not the greatest Disaster movie of the period, but still a fairly entertaining one."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"It's a disaster movie. You know what to expect."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Corny all-star earth-shaker."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Silly plot, one-dimensional characters, but lots of stars (Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner) and some good, Oscar-winning special effects"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"a masterpiece of bad moviemaking."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"...doesn't really hold up all that well today..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Big budget trash--sometimes pretty funny"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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