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Theatrical poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Mark Robson
Release Date 1974
Studio Universal Pictures
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Stewart Graff Charlton Heston
Sam Royce Lorne Greene
Sgt. Lou Slade George Kennedy

Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that dramatizes the effects of a devastating earthquake upon the city of Los Angeles. The film was released during the Hollywood wave of disaster-themed films and released with a unique sound design known as "Sensurround", which allowed movie audiences to experience a simulated earthquake in their seats. The cast included Charlton Heston, Lorne Greene, and George Kennedy.

The following weapons were used in the film Earthquake:


Smith & Wesson Model 19

Sgt. Lou Slade (George Kennedy) has a Smith & Wesson Model 19.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum.
Sgt. Lou Slade (George Kennedy) forcing Stewart Graff (Charlton Heston) out of the car. Oddly, Heston refers to the gun as a "thirty-eight". Evidently the script wasn't changed when Kennedy's weapon was selected.


The National Guard troops are armed with M16s.

The original M16.
The National Guard patrolling the city.
The National Guard patrolling the city.
Sgt. Jody Joad (Marjoe Gortner) with the M16.
Sgt. Jody Joad (Marjoe Gortner) with the M16.

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