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The Day the World Ended (28-Mar-1980)

Director: James Goldstone

Writers: Carl Foreman; Stirling Silliphant

From novel: The Day the World Ended by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts

Keywords: Action/Adventure

Also titled When Time Ran Out.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Albert
20-Feb-1951 22-Sep-2006 Butterflies Are Free
Jacqueline Bisset
13-Sep-1944   The Deep
Ernest Borgnine
24-Jan-1917 8-Jul-2012 Marty
Red Buttons
5-Feb-1919 13-Jul-2006 They Shoot Horses Don't They?
Barbara Carrera
31-Dec-1951   Bond girl, Never Say Never Again
Lonny Chapman
1-Oct-1920 12-Oct-2007 American character actor
Valentina Cortese
1-Jan-1925   La Nuit Américaine
James Franciscus
31-Jan-1934 8-Jul-1991 Mr. Novak
Veronica Hamel
20-Nov-1943   Joyce Davenport on Hill Street Blues
William Holden
17-Apr-1918 16-Nov-1981 Stalag 17
Alex Karras
15-Jul-1935 10-Oct-2012 Mongo, dad on Webster
Burgess Meredith
16-Nov-1908 9-Sep-1997 Rocky and Grumpy Old Men
Pat Morita
28-Jun-1932 24-Nov-2005 Miyagi on Karate Kid
Paul Newman
26-Jan-1925 26-Sep-2008 Salad dressing magnate


Review by Chris Fleszar (posted on 19-Dec-2008)

The Day the World Ended was titled "When Time Ran Out..." in The United States. In edition to Valentina Cortesa, the film included an all star cast of Paul Newman, Jaqueline Bisset, William Holden, Burgess Meredith and many more. In the film Valentina is married to Burgess Meredith. The couple is retired from a world famous high wire circus act. They become trapped on an island resort when a volcano erupts unexpectedly. They follow along with a group of resort guests who decide to leave to escape the lava. Unfortunately one of Valentina's best scenes is cut from the theatrical version of this film. You can see it in the video release. I won't give it away, but it is an unexpectedly emotional scene. I love disaster movies and this is one of my favorites. Most others do not like as well. It cost $22-million to make in 1980 and grossed only $2-million in the United States.

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