Lovers of bizarre cinematic gimmickry will find much to enjoy thanks to an ingenious aural device known as Sensurround which induces a minor tremor in the cinema during climactic sequences. The special effects are of a high order as Los Angeles is razed, so it is unfortunate that the same intelligent attention is not extended to either script or direction. Both settle for flat, generally laughable hokum, and the film ends up nowhere near as interesting a comment on the psychological aspects of disaster as Juggernaut.
Cast and crew
George Fox, Mario Puzo
Charlton Heston Ava Gardner George Kennedy Lorne Greene Genevieve Bujold Richard Roundtree Marjoe Gortner Barry Sullivan Lloyd Nolan Walter Matthau