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 plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city of Los Angeles, California.

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  1. Mario Puzo


  2. George Fox


  3. Mark Robson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlton Heston

    Charlton Heston

    Stewart Graff

  2. Ava Gardner

    Ava Gardner

    Remy Royce-Graff

  3. George Kennedy

    George Kennedy

    Sgt. Lew Slade

  4. Lorne Greene

    Lorne Greene

    Sam Royce

  5. Geneviève Bujold

    Geneviève Bujold

    Denise Marshall

  6. Richard Roundtree

    Richard Roundtree

    Miles Quade

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 3m

Budget $7,000,000.00

Revenue $79,666,653.00

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Release Information

  • November 15, 1974
    PG, Theatrical
  • September 29, 1998
    PG, Physical
  • June 4, 2013
    PG, Physical



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