• Publication date: February 18, 2010


One of the world's greatest cities is brought to its knees within seconds.

  • Publication date: February 18, 2010


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1974

MBC 2:

March 16, 2012 04:00 (KSA) ~ March 16, 2012 03:00 (CLT)

It is Los Angeles and the year is 1974.  Two seismologists believe that a recent tremor signifies a much more substantial quake to come, and debate whether to warn the National Guard or contact the media directly. 


Viewers are given a glimpse into a number of characters' lives before, after, and during the quake.  Some of the roles include a psychotic soldier, a fearless cop, and a hopeless drunk. The special effects are staggeringly realistic almost forty years later.


Earthquake won two Oscars and was nominated for a Golden Globe.  The picture earned $79 million at the box office; when adjusted for inflation that equals $348 million.


Directed by: Mark Robson




  • Charlton Heston
  • Ava Gardner
  • George Kennedy
  • Lorne Greene