Disaster Movies by AlexanderD

Champion(s):

ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.


Runner(s)-Up:

Egantx7


Quiz Description

Here are 12 questions about disaster movies. Some of them featured an all-star cast, others... not so much.

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Questions:

The original 1972 film version of "The Poseidon Adventure" and its 2006 remake relied heavily on room designs from actual ships manufactured for what is presently known as Cunard Line. Name either ship that formed the basis for the interiors of the fictional Poseidon.

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RMS Queen Mary or RMS Queen Mary 2

What actor appeared in all four "Airport" movies as the curmudgeonly Joe Patroni, starting out as a chief mechanic, then advancing to vice president of operations, consultant, and finally, Concorde pilot?

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George Kennedy

A bioterrorist infected with pneumonic plague stows away on a Geneva-Stockholm train that is rerouted to pass over a Cold War-era bridge on the brink of collapse in what 1976 film, the English name of the Polish bridge in question?

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"The Cassandra Crossing"

A cult classic of both the disaster genre and the parody genre is this 1976 film that takes place on board the nuclear-powered Cyclops, which over the course of the film is subject to a bomb blast that kills its operator, a bomb blast that disables its brakes, and a man-made earthquake that surprisingly didn't involve any bomb blasts. Give me the title of the film, and you give me what type of vehicle was Cyclops.

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"The Big Bus"

What begins with a noir-styled detective story interrupted twice by newscasters both real and fake, ends with the imminent destruction of all life on Earth in what 1994 made-for-TV homage to "War of the Worlds" that starred a pre-"Malcolm in the Middle" Jane Kaczmarek?

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"Without Warning"

Complete this line from Roger Murdock, an airline pilot, in "Airplane!":

"Listen, kid. I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag ____ and ____ up and down the court for 48 minutes."

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Walton, Lanier

This is a real-life rollercoaster, and the final target of Young Man's bombing campaign in 1977's "Rollercoaster" before he's killed by it. It is located in what California theme park?

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Six Flags Magic Mountain

The Glass Tower at the heart of "The Towering Inferno" was said to be the tallest building in the world (at least in 1974), at around 1800 feet. Had this been a real multi-use building (and of course, had it not burned to a cinder), it would have been supplanted in 2010 by what Asian edifice?

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Burj Khalifa

What British actor is one of only two known actors to appear in two films based upon the sinking of the Titanic, a 1979 made-for and, of course, that other one that was released 18 years later? (edited at 7:28 am, July 22, 2016 (CST))

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David Warner

A series of large Cerwin-Vega speakers powered by BGW amplifiers, cranking the "infra bass" sound waves to 120 decibels and threatening to level any theater that dared to use it, what 11-letter audio system innovation debuted with 1974's "Earthquake" before being used for three more Universal films?

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Sensurround

At the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1976, two cities (not teams, just the cities) are playing "Championship X" as a sniper is preparing to open fire during the "Two Minute Warning". One is Los Angeles. What is the other?

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Baltimore

What quiz on disaster movies would be complete without a question about "Disaster Movie"? Almost universally seen as one of the worst films of all time, the impetus for the action in the film is a warning from what singer that the world will end on August 29, 2008? Her life ended almost three years later.

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Amy Winehouse