An Avalanche of Disaster Film Trivia

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Do you truly know your disaster films? From the 1950s to present time, this dependable genre has thrilled millions of moviegoers. OK, let's go for a ride...

  • 1
    This actor saved the day with an emergency landing of an airliner at the end of the 1996 disaster film "Executive Decision."
    Mel Gibson
    Kurt Russell
    Dana Andrews
    James Brolin
    Tommy Lee Jones
  • 2
    For once, this actress did not have to avoid killer robots, but she did have to dodge a nasty volcano in the 1997 disaster film "Dante's Peak."
    Halle Berry
    Linda Hamilton
    Karen Black
    Sharon Stone
    Sandra Bullock
  • 3
    She played Tom Cruise's terrified daughter in Steven Spielberg's 2005 science fiction/disaster film "War of the Worlds."
    Leelee Sobieski
    Kristen Stewart
    Linda Blair
    Evan Rachel Wood
    Dakota Fanning
  • 4
    Morgan Freeman played the President of the United States who helps the country survive an asteroid collision in this 1998 disaster film.
    Deep Impact
    Fail Safe
    Zero Hour
  • 5
    The modern day king of disaster movies, this film director has brought us "2012" (2009), "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004) and "Independence Day" (1996)
    Roland Emmerich
    Neil Jordan
    Wolfgang Peterson
    Tony Scott
    James Cameron
  • 6
    John Ford may be known for directing westerns "The Searchers" and "My Darling Clementine," but he also directed this 1937 disaster film which won an Academy Award for Best Sound.
    The Doomsday Flight
    The High and the Mighty
    The Towering Inferno
    The Hurricane
  • 7
    Roger Corman produced the 1978 disaster film "Avalanche," detailing the destruction of a ski resort. Mia Farrow played the romantic lead, co-starring with this veteran actor.
    Rock Hudson
    Charlton Heston
    Lorne Greene
    George C. Scott
    Jack Lemmon
  • 8
    This actor would go on to fame winning the Oscar for playing the title role in "Capote" (2005). Prior to hitting the big time, he played eccentric storm chaser Dustin Davis in the 1996 disaster film "Twister."
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    John Malkovich
    Daniel Day-Lewis
    Edward Norton
  • 9
    The first film shown in Sensurround, this 1974 disaster epic starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and George Kennedy gave theater owners headaches.
    The Towering Inferno
  • 10
    This lovely actress played Paul Newman's girlfriend trapped on the roof of a burning skyscraper in the 1974 disaster classic "The Towering Inferno."
    Jacqueline Bisset
    Stella Stevens
    Susan Blakely
    Faye Dunaway
    Ava Gardner
  • 11
    We know Charlton Heston eventually saved the day by landing the plane at the end of "Airport 1975." But who was the original pilot of the airliner?
    James Stewart
    Jack Lemmon
    Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
    William Shatner
    Dean Martin
  • 12
    The 1957 disaster film "Zero Hour!" starred Dana Andrews as a reluctant pilot landing a plane after the crew is struck with food poisoning. The author of the screenplay would eventually write the 1968 bestseller "Airport." Who was he?
    Alistair MacLean
    Mario Puzo
    Irwin Allen
    William Goldman
    Arthur Hailey
  • 13
    This veteran actress would win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for playing a stowaway in the 1970 disaster film "Airport."
    Shelley Winters
    Myrna Loy
    Gloria Swanson
    Dana Wynter
    Helen Hayes
  • 14
    Where does the airliner crash land in "Airport '77?"
    African Jungle
    Niagara Falls
    The Bermuda Triangle
    Mojave Desert
    Mount Everest
  • 15
    This French heartthrob played the main pilot in "The Concorde...Airport '79."
    Alain Delon
    Fernando Rey
    Gerard Depardieu
    Sterling Hayden
    Armand Assante
  • 16
    He was the "Master of Disaster" during the 1970s, producing "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), "The Towering Inferno" (1974) and "When Time Ran Out" (1980).
    Robert Evans
    Richard D. Zanuck
    Dino De Laurentiis
    Irwin Allen
    Ross Hunter
  • 17
    This larger-than-life actor starred as airliner pilot Dan Roman in one of the first disaster films in history, "The High and the Mighty" (1954).
    Robert Mitchum
    Gregory Peck
    John Wayne
    William Holden
    Charlton Heston
  • 18
    In the 1980 disaster spoof "Airplane!" this actor delivered the line, "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."
    Van Heflin
    William Shatner
    Lloyd Bridges
    Robert Urich
    Sterling Hayden
  • 19
    Charlton Heston as a police detective and John Cassavetes as the SWAT team leader work together to stop a sniper at the Super Bowl in this 1976 disaster film.
    Sudden Death
    The Tower
    Two-Minute Warning
    The Last Boy Scout
    Gray Lady Down
  • 20
    In the 1977 disaster film "Black Sunday," Robert Shaw plays an anti-terrorist agent trying to stop a Vietnam veteran from flying the Goodyear blimp into the Super Bowl. Who played the blimp pilot?
    Richard Chamberlain
    Peter Fonda
    David Carradine
    Marjoe Gortner
    Bruce Dern
  • 21
    He plays a desperate submarine commander whose vessel is trapped on an ocean ledge in the 1978 disaster film "Gray Lady Down."
    Charlton Heston
    Peter Graves
    Stacy Keach
    Robert Stack
    Steve McQueen
  • 22
    Where does the volcano erupt in the 1997 disaster film starring Tommy Lee Jones "Volcano?"
    Los Angeles
    New York
    San Francisco
  • 23
    In the 2000 disaster film "The Perfect Storm," the Andrea Gail must battle tidal waves, hurricanes and rain. Who captains the ship?
    Sylvester Stallone
    Keanu Reeves
    James Spader
    Mickey Rourke
    George Clooney
  • 24
    What is the name of the 1996 disaster film starring Sylvester Stallone who attempts to lead victims to safety after being trapped in an underground New York tunnel?
    The Core
    The Tunnel
    The Great Escape
  • 25
    This legendary actor was nominated for an Oscar for playing Harlee Claiborne, a smooth conman who falls for Jennifer Jones in the 1974 disaster film "The Towering Inferno."
    Dean Martin
    Joseph Cotten
    Fred Astaire
    Frank Sinatra
    Gene Kelly
  • 26
    Irwin Allen produced and directed the 1978 disaster film "The Swarm," about killer bees headed for Houston, Texas. What actress played the love interest to star Michael Caine?
    Jacqueline Bisset
    Katharine Ross
    Karen Black
    Faye Dunaway
    Brenda Vaccaro
  • 27
    This veteran British actor would play Captain Edward James Smith in James Cameron's legendary 1997 disaster film "Titanic."
    Bernard Hill
    Peter O'Toole
    Ben Kingsley
    Bob Hoskins
    David Warner
  • 28
    This actor played the terrorist who blows up amusement park rides across the country in the 1977 disaster film "Rollercoaster."
    Timothy Bottoms
    Dennis Quaid
    Tim Robbins
    David Carradine
    Jeff Bridges
  • 29
    In this 2003 disaster film, two-time Oscar winning actress Hilary Swank plays Major Rebecca Childs, the leader of a ship that will drill down into the depths of the earth.
    Journey to the Center of the Earth
    At the Earth's Core
    The Core
  • 30
    This actor would win the Oscar for "Jerry Maguire" (1996) after flying around Dustin Hoffman in the 1995 disaster film "Outbreak."
    Denzel Washington
    Wesley Snipes
    Cuba Gooding, Jr.
    Tom Cruise
    Bill Paxton

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