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Frantic goings-on during a performance of Disaster '76, a movie showing at a Texas drive-in theatre (The Alamo), are the promising ingredients of this cod catastrophe movie. That they constitute no more than an unsatisfying hodge-podge is less the fault of Bob Peete's indulgent, idiosyncratic story (two engaging amateur crooks bungle hold-up in theatre concession stand), than the frenetic pace of its execution and Amateau's overriding concern with busy narrative mechanics. A successful directorial debut demands more than incidental charms and a string of formulary sight gags in a by now thoroughly overworked parodic style.

By: JPy

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Director: Rod Amateau
Screenwriter: Bob Peete
Cast: Lisa Lemole
Glenn Morshower
Gary Cavagnaro
Billy Milliken
Lee Newsom
Regan Kee