Updated: May 12, 2006|
IRWIN ALLEN Cave-In 1979 TV SCRIPT Ray Milland DISASTER was
used during the production of this made-for-TV movie and was
not available to the general public. The Script measures 8 1/2
X 11" and is COMPLETE at 105 pages thick. It is in VERY FINE
(un-used) CONDITION with slight cover smudges.
In "Cave-In!" (1983) (TV) after the enormous success of his 2
blockbuster disaster films "Poseidon Adventure" and "Towering
Inferno," Irwin Allen had switched studios from 20th Century
Fox to Warner Bros., and the TV-movies and theatrical movies
he produced with his new home did not match the scope of those
two, and you could say they are filled with his repetitive
clichés, but are still good, solid, suspenseful disaster
movies, and CAVE IN! is no exception. Filmed in 1979 but not
broadcast until 1983, this lesser-known Irwin Allen disaster
movie delivers the goods. However, the flashbacks kind of drag
it through the mud a little and you lose the momentum, and
that's why it gets an "8" rating. But if you could tolerate
the flashbacks, you got a good, suspenseful disaster movie. A
handful of tourists visiting a cave experiences a cave-in and
are trapped, and have to trudge through obstacles to make it
to safety. And if that wasn't bad enough, they have to deal
with an escaped criminal traveling with them. It's a shame
that Warner Bros. doesn't release this movie commercially. So,
if you're a fan of disaster movies, and Irwin Allen in
particular, DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!
Cast: Lonny Chapman .... Walt Charles Dennis Cole .... Ranger
Gene Pearson Sheila Larken .... Ann Soames Ray Milland ....
Professor Harrison Soames Leslie Nielsen .... Joseph 'Joe'
Johnson James Olson .... Tom Arlen Julie Sommars .... Liz
Johnson Susan Sullivan ... Kate Lassiter.