Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster the Movie

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Focuses on the first crucial days after the March 24, 1989, oil spill when the Exxon Valdez ran aground off Alaska in Prince William Sound. Portrays the inadequate precautions, incompetence, greed, and petty bureaucracy that made an appalling situation even worse. Lloyd stars as Exxon official Frank Iarossi, in charge of the official cleanup, caught between onsite confusion and corporate bungling while Heard is outraged environmentalist Dan Lawn. News and home videotapes of the actual spill are used to enhance the dramatization. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Imperial Entertainment Corp., 11846 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 300, Studio City, CA 91604, Phone: (818)762-0005, Fax: (818)762-0006

Available on VHS
Running time 90 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Alaska, Disaster Flicks, Black Gold, True Stories, Cold Spots, Sail Away
Michael Baker
Christopher Lloyd, John Heard, Rip Torn, Michael Murphy, Don S. Davies, Ken Walsh, Bob Gunton, Mark Metcalf, Paul Guilfoyle, David Morse, Jackson Davies
Paul Seed
David Ferguson
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