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...

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    This actor saved the day with an emergency landing of an airliner at the end of the 1996 disaster film "Executive Decision."
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    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."
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    She played Tom Cruise's terrified daughter in Steven Spielberg's 2005 science fiction/disaster film "War of the Worlds."

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    Morgan Freeman played the President of the United States who helps the country survive an asteroid collision in this 1998 disaster film.
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    The modern day king of disaster movies, this film director has brought us "2012" (2009), "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004) and "Independence Day" (1996)
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    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.

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    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.
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    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."
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    The first film shown in Sensurround, this 1974 disaster epic starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and George Kennedy gave theater owners headaches.
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    This lovely actress played Paul Newman's girlfriend trapped on the roof of a burning skyscraper in the 1974 disaster classic "The Towering Inferno."

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    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?
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    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?
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    This veteran actress would win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for playing a stowaway in the 1970 disaster film "Airport."
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    Where does the airliner crash land in "Airport '77?"
  • 15
    This French heartthrob played the main pilot in "The Concorde...Airport '79."
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    He was the "Master of Disaster" during the 1970s, producing "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), "The Towering Inferno" (1974) and "When Time Ran Out" (1980).

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    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).
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    In the 1980 disaster spoof "Airplane!" this actor delivered the line, "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."
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    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.
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    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?

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    He plays a desperate submarine commander whose vessel is trapped on an ocean ledge in the 1978 disaster film "Gray Lady Down."
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    Where does the volcano erupt in the 1997 disaster film starring Tommy Lee Jones "Volcano?"
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    In the 2000 disaster film "The Perfect Storm," the Andrea Gail must battle tidal waves, hurricanes and rain. Who captains the ship?
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    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?
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    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."
  • 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?

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    This veteran British actor would play Captain Edward James Smith in James Cameron's legendary 1997 disaster film "Titanic."
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    This actor played the terrorist who blows up amusement park rides across the country in the 1977 disaster film "Rollercoaster."
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    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.
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    This actor would win the Oscar for "Jerry Maguire" (1996) after flying around Dustin Hoffman in the 1995 disaster film "Outbreak."

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