Miracle on Interstate 880

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1993
  • Running time: 90 min
On October 17, 1989, San Francisco was devastated by an earthquake registering a 7.0 on the Richter scale. The horrifying drama that unfolded included the collapse of the double-decker Interstate 880 freeway, which trapped rush-hour motorists under... read more
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On October 17, 1989, San Francisco was devastated by an earthquake registering a 7.0 on the Richter scale. The horrifying drama that unfolded included the collapse of the double-decker Interstate 880 freeway, which trapped rush-hour motorists under tons of asphalt and concrete. Desperate measures were taken by Dr. Jim Betts and rescuers to free 6-year-old Julio Beruman and his sister as their father waited anxiously for them to return home with their mother. Meanwhile, longshoreman Buck Helm remained imprisoned in the rubble for several days, just inches from freedom, as his wife and family waited for word of his fate. This powerful, dramatic film is based on the true story of these events, and the heroism of ordinary people in the aftermath of the earthquake. Ruben Blades (Crazy from the Heart), Tony Award®-winner Len Cariou (Broadway's Sweeney Todd, Lady in White), David Morse (TV's "St. Elsewhere") and Sandy Duncan (TV's "The Hogan Family") star in this made-for-television movie directed by Robert Iscove (Breaking the Silence), based on a story by Leo E. Arthur and Teleplay by Leo E. Arthur and Casey Kelly. Newly remastered.

Original Release

02/22/1993

US Release

02/22/1993

Cast

Ruben Blades Pastor Beruman
Len Cariou Buck Helm
David Morse Dr. Jim Betts
Sandy Duncan Lorrie Helm
Ada Maris Petra Beruman
Scott Hylands Frank Stewart
Don S. Davis Dave
Ian Tracey Mark Helm
Blu Mankuma Fireman Shafer
John Pyper-Ferguson Greg Helm
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Iscove

Writers

Leo E. Arthur, Casey Kelly

Cast

Ruben Blades Pastor Beruman
Len Cariou Buck Helm
David Morse Dr. Jim Betts
Sandy Duncan Lorrie Helm
Ada Maris Petra Beruman
Scott Hylands Frank Stewart
Don S. Davis Dave
Ian Tracey Mark Helm
Blu Mankuma Fireman Shafer
John Pyper-Ferguson Greg Helm
Jerry Wasserman Dr. Scott
Ric Reid Dermaine Bernstein
Sabrina Wiener Cathy Beruman
Jeffrey Licon Julio Beruman
Suki Kaiser Nan Callahan
Emily Perkins Desiree Helm
Zachary Ansley Jeff Helm
Joy Coghill Sister Mary
Terry David Mulligan Don Delgado
Kerry Sandomirsky Rosa, Petra's Sister

Producers

Mark Sennet Executive Producer
Jeff Wald Executive Producer
Mary Eilts Producer

Editors

Stan Cole

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