The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake


Main Details
Premiere Date 1990-11-11
Alternative Titles
  • The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (English (USA video title))
  • Le grand tremblement de terre de Los Angeles (French)
  • Das große Erdbeben in L.A. (German)
  • El terremoto de Los Ángeles (Spanish)
Category Feature Film
Directed by Larry Elikann
Cast Joanna Kerns as Dr. Clare Winslow
Cast Dan Lauria as Steve Winslow
Cast Bonnie Bartlett as Anita Parker
Cast Lindsay Frost as Laurie Parker
Cast Alan Autry as Matt
Cast Joe Spano as Chad Spaulding
Cast Holly Fields as Heather Winslow
Cast Brock Peters as David Motubu
Cast Robert Ginty as Wendell Cates
Cast Ed Begley Jr. as Jerry Soloway
Cast Richard Masur as Kevin Conrad
Cast Michael T. Weiss as Larry, Mayor's City Official Aide
Story, Teleplay, Written by William Bast
Story, Teleplay, Written by Paul Huson
Teleplay Michael Petryni
Producer Stratton Leopold
Producer Gregory Prange
Producer Susan Weber-Gold
Music by David Shire
Cinematography by Dennis C. Lewiston
Special Effects Coordinator Larry L. Fuentes
Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada
Production Company Von Zerneck Sertner Films
Broadcaster National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
Notes After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, 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.

Originally aired 11 & 12 November 1990 on NBC in the United States.


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