Avalanche (1978 film)

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Avalanche1978 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Corey Allen
Produced by Roger Corman
Written by Corey Allen
Gavin Lambert as "Claude Pola"
Based on story by Frances Doel
Starring Rock Hudson
Robert Forster
Mia Farrow
Jeanette Nolan
Rick Moses
Steve Franken
Barry Primus
Music by William Kraft
Cinematography Pierre-William Glenn
Edited by Larry Bock
Skip Schoolnik
Distributed by New World Pictures
Release date(s) United States August 30, 1978
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6.5 million[1]

Avalanche is a 1978 American disaster film, directed by Corey Allen and starring Rock Hudson, Robert Forster, Mia Farrow and Jeanette Nolan. The taglines for the film included "A Winter Wonderland Becomes A Nightmare Of Destruction" and "Six Million Tons Of Icy Terror."

Many avalanche scenes in the film were actually stock footage; parts of this film's avalanche scenes were in turn utilized as stock footage in the film Meteor.[2]

The film is listed in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide as one of The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.[3]



The film was shot at a ski resort in Durango, Colorado over eight weeks.[4] It was one of the most expensive films ever made by New World Pictures and was not a success at the box office.[1]


  1. ^ a b Christopher T Koetting, Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures, Hemlock Books. 2009 p 143
  2. ^ IMDb - Movie connections
  3. ^ Wilson, John (2005). The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Enjoying the Best of Hollywood's Worst. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 0-446-69334-0. 
  4. ^ IMDb - Filming locations

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