Flood!

Flood!

Director: Earl Bellamy, Richard Basehart, Robert Culp, Carol Lynley

Cast: Earl Bellamy, Richard Basehart, Robert Culp, Carol Lynley

     
 
Having already exhausted the dramatic possibilities of fire with The Towering Inferno, producer Irwin Allen turns to water in the made-for-TV Flood! The film is set in a small community, conveniently (for the purposes of the plot) located near a huge earthen dam. As the flood waters rise and the dam threatens to collapse, we are made privy to the

Overview

Having already exhausted the dramatic possibilities of fire with The Towering Inferno, producer Irwin Allen turns to water in the made-for-TV Flood! The film is set in a small community, conveniently (for the purposes of the plot) located near a huge earthen dam. As the flood waters rise and the dam threatens to collapse, we are made privy to the individual reactions of such all-star victims-to-be as Robert Culp, Martin Milner, Richard Basehart, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Hershey, Teresa Wright and Carol Lynley. As in Inferno, helicopter pilots come to the rescue. Most of the film was shot in Eugene, Oregon. Flood! first aired on November 24, 1976.

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Irwin Allen translated his successful "disaster movie" formula from the big screen to the small screen with this made-for-television effort. Unfortunately, Flood! offers diminishing returns in its translation of this formula. The script utilizes a rather generic setup for its titular disaster and then fails to deliver the kind of cliffhanger moments and suspenseful setpieces that defined The Poseidon Adventure or The Towering Inferno. As a result, it becomes dull when it should be revving up. In terms of acting, Robert Culp delivers a likeably sarcastic performance as a heroic helicopter pilot while Martin Milner is competent but a bit bland as the main hero and Barbara Hershey is wasted in a nothing role as Milner's fiancee. Earl Bellamy's direction is competent and he makes fine use of scenic Oregon locations but he doesn't do much to inject any visceral excitement into the film's humdrum plot. To sum up, Flood! is a drudge of an adventure film and disaster film fans should stick to Allen's big-screen productions.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2010
UPC:
0883316232040
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
26,702

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Basehart John Cutler
Robert Culp Steve Banning
Carol Lynley Abbie Adams
Roddy McDowall Franklin
Martin Milner Paul Blake
Barbara Hershey Mary Cutler
Cameron Mitchell Sam Adams
Teresa Wright Alice Cutler
Francine York Daisy Kempel
Leif Garrett Johnny Lowman
Eric Olson Andy Cutler
Whit Bissell Dr. Ted Horne
James Griffith Charlie Davis
Ann Doran Emma Fisher
Jack Collins Al Spangler
Elizabeth Rogers Nancy Lowman
Edna Helton Mrs. Wilson
Gloria Stuart Mrs. Parker

Technical Credits
Earl Bellamy Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Irwin Allen Producer
Lamar Boren Cinematographer
Bill Brame Editor
Don Ingalls Screenwriter
Stan Jolley Production Designer
Dick LaSalle Score Composer
Arthur Weiss Executive Producer,Screenwriter

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