Inspiration came in the form of the of February 1971. This included a narration sequence about the San Andreas fault and an impending catastrophic earthquake that would occur in either Los Angeles or San Francisco. The elevator scenes, some of the film's most infamous shots, were severely altered from their original scenes. The process was tested in several theatres around the United States prior to the film's release, yielding various results. The plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city of Los Angeles, California. Unable to climb back out with her son, she hails a passing truck, driven by stuntman Miles Quade Richard Roundtree and his partner, Sal Amici Gabriel Dell.
Stockle — whose fates are undetermined after the quake in the theatrical release — were shown alive in the seismology laboratory post-quake. The Hollywood attraction opened in March 1989 as part of the tram ride. During the earthquake, there was a scene of a nearby falling apart, and this was removed from the final cut. After Remy's fake suicide, Dr. Fox was principally a magazine writer and had never written a screenplay before, so director Mark Robson worked with him to narrow the scope of the script down to fit into the budgetary constraints. While checking out at a grocery store, Rosa Amici Victoria Principal realizes she does not have enough money to pay for all her items, but Jody Joad Marjoe Gortner , the store manager, says she can pay the difference next time.
The tremor cancelled Denise's shoot, so she heads to Stewart's office, pretending to meet with a friend. In , a knick-knack shop next door to a theatre using the system lost part of its inventory when items from several shelves were thrown to the floor when the system was cued during the quake scenes. Just before the earthquake, Stewart and Remy had a final fight in front of Stewart's car which was deleted as well. This camera mount was used for most exterior scenes, or other instances where shooting on location. As he hugs her, he sees his wife Remy standing just behind her. By 1976, the disaster film cycle had also left its mark on the list of all-time box office champions, with The Towering Inferno ranking 8th, Airport 14th, The Poseidon Adventure 16th and Earthquake 20th.
Action Drama Thriller Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The cast also includes riding a wave of success from the film series , former evangelical as an antagonist, and newcomer. Remy appears and they fight because Stewart wanted the baby and Remy did not. Em Los Angeles Stuart Graff Charlton Heston , um conceituado engenheiro da construção civil, é pressionado pelo ciúme de Remy Ava Gardner , sua possessiva esposa. Stewart storms out of the building, followed by Remy, when a major earthquake measuring 9. Director and Lang were intrigued by the idea of creating a disaster on film that would not be confined to an airliner, but rather take place over a large area.
While every precaution was taken to prevent injuries, several did occur during filming. Jody threatens to fire on them if they come any closer. Sam and most of his employees find themselves trapped on the upper floors of their 30-story. The pair go back to Denise's house for drinks and end up making love. He drops off an autographed football for her son Corry Tiger Williams and helps Denise rehearse her lines for a scene she is shooting later that day.
It won for Best Sound Ronald Pierce and Melvin Metcalfe Sr. One stunt person suffered a concussion during the flood sequence the accident was used in the film , and several stunt artists were injured during the elevator crash scene. The Earthquake script languished at Universal Studios for a short period of time, but was brought back to life by the huge success of the hit, , released in December 1972. In addition, two deleted scenes originally shot for the theatrical release were re-inserted into the television version, including a narrative opening about the San Andreas Fault, as well as a scene of Rosa brushing off a guy trying to give her a ride on his motorcycle. They descend most of the way by the stairs, but the earthquake has collapsed part of the stairwell.
Before he can descend himself, Sam suffers a heart attack, and Stewart climbs up to rescue him. Producer Bernard Donnenfeld helped produce the film, but was uncredited. Another group of troops arrive with Jody's housemates as prisoners. Puzo, fresh from the success of his novel and film, , delivered the draft script in August. He promises to come back later that night and invites her and Corry to spend the summer with him in Oregon while he oversees a project. On his way to work, former football player Stewart Graff Charlton Heston , having just fought with his wife Remy Ava Gardner , visits Denise Marshall Geneviève Bujold , an actress who is the widow of one of his friends and co-workers.
The film's final scene originally had Denise asking Lou Slade if Stewart had survived; upon hearing of his death, she walks over to Corry who has regained consciousness. As they drive away, they hear that another aftershock has destroyed Wilson Plaza. But with an earthquake, the final solution is out of one's hands, anyone's hands - even 's. Lou sneaks back and gets the jump on Jody, shooting Jody in self-defense and rescuing Rosa. If the tremors don't stop, then everybody'll die; if they do, then only a few people will die. Meanwhile, Remy tries to persuade her father, Sam Royce, who is Stuart's employer, to use his influence to stop Stuart from seeing Denise.