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Flood! FilmPoster.jpeg
Written byDon Ingalls
Directed byEarl Bellamy
StarringRobert Culp
Music byRichard LaSalle
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
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
Budget$2,500,000 (estimated)
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.



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]


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


  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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