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The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990)

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TV Movie | 180 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will strike southern California. With this information, she ...See moreAfter a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will strike southern California. With this information, she must battle city officials to release this information to the general public. Also, she hopes that her family is out of harms way when the quake strikes. Subplots show how other families and people cope with the the tremors that strike before the impending "Big One." Written by John R. Price See less
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William Bast (story) (teleplay) | Paul Huson (story) (teleplay) | Michael Petryni (teleplay)
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Updated Nov 11, 1990

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Nov 11, 1990 (United States)

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Joanna Kerns
Dr. Clare Winslow Dr. Clare Winslow   See fewer
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Dan Lauria
Steve Winslow Steve Winslow   See fewer
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Bonnie Bartlett
Anita Parker Anita Parker   See fewer
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Lindsay Frost
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Holly Fields
Heather Winslow Heather Winslow   See fewer
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Brock Peters
David Motubu David Motubu   See fewer
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Stephen Elliott
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Robert Ginty
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Roy Bryant Roy Bryant   See fewer
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Michael T. Weiss
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Ray Goodrich Ray Goodrich   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 545 votes