Flood!

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Flood!
Flood! FilmPoster.jpeg
GenreAdventure
Written byDon Ingalls
Directed byEarl Bellamy
StarringRobert Culp
Music byRichard LaSalle
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)Al Gail (associate producer)
Irwin Allen (producer)[citation needed] (uncredited)
Production location(s)Brownsville, Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Harrisburg, Oregon
SweetHome, Oregon
CinematographyLamar Boren
Editor(s)Bill Brame
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Irwin Allen Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorNBC
Budget$2,500,000 (estimated)
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseNovember 24, 1976

Flood! is a 1976 American made-for-television adventure film directed by Earl Bellamy.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The earthen dam above Brownsville, Texas shows signs of imminent collapse, but the mayor, John Cutler, refuses to act. A maverick town boardmember, Paul Burke, enlists the aid of a helicopter pilot, Steve Brannigan, to save the townspeople.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Irwin Allen had huge success with two disaster films. In 1975 he announced he would make three TV movies for ABC, The Forgotten World, Flood and Time Traveller.[2] The film ended up on NBC[3]

In August 1976, Robert Culp and Martin Milner signed to star.[4] Filming started that month in Eugene, Oregon.[5]

Reception[edit]

The Los Angeles Times said it "fails to offer much excitement".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FLOOD Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 44, Iss. 516, (Jan 1, 1977): 68.
  2. ^ Metropolitan Daly, Maggie. Chicago Tribune 7 May 1975: a12.
  3. ^ 'My Baby' Has Its Moments Los Angeles Times 19 Nov 1976: d36.
  4. ^ INSIDE TV: A Double Date for Diana Ross Los Angeles Times 20 Aug 1976: g26.
  5. ^ People: Name-calling as a pastime for the party Jarvis, Jeff. Chicago Tribune 24 Aug 1976: 1.
  6. ^ 'Flood!' a Small Scale Disaster Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times 24 Nov 1976: e16.

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