Decent special effects are the best reason to see this big-budget mess about the day that Los Angeles gets hit by the 'big one'.
Hannah, a loving wife and mother, has a husband who is cheating with one of her sisters and an ex-hubby going out with another - and both sisters look to her for support! Best Supporting Oscars for Michael Caine, Dianne Wiest.
British spy Jones (Patrick McGoohan), Russian defector Vaslov (Ernest Borgnine) and Commander Ferraday (Rock Hudson) discuss a submarine sabotage attempt in Ice Station Zebra, 1968, from the Alistair MacLean novel.
Gruff boyfriend Dashiell Hammett (Jason Robards Jr.), impatient with troubled writer Lillian Hellman (Jane Fonda) at the beach house, early in Fred Zinnemann's Julia, 1977.
Opening scene, with the first chapter-heading, at the Thanksgiving party, Elliott (Michael Caine) and the introduction of sisters Lee (Barbara Hershey), Hannah (Mia Farrow) and Holly (Dianne Wiest), in Woody Allen's Hannah And Her Sisters, 1986.
In a flashback, young Lillian Hellman and friend Julia (Susan Jones and Lisa Pelikan) grow up (into Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave) and Hellman's reverie resumes, in Fred Zinnemann's Julia, 1977.
Financial consultant Elliott (Michael Caine) contrives to bump into sister-in-law Lee (Barbara Hershey), proceeding to the real Pageant bookshop in Manahattan's East Village, in writer-director Woody Allen's Hannah And Her Sisters, 1986.
Lillian Hellman (Jane Fonda) recalling the departure of the title character (Vanessa Redgrave) for Europe, from Hellman's novel Pentimento, in Fred Zinnemann's Julia, 1977.
Troubled Lee (Barbara Hershey) comes home to her artist lover Frederick (Max Von Sydow) who has stinging observations, before a blow out, in writer-director Woody Allen's Hannah And Her Sisters, 1986.
Architect David (Sam Waterston), with sister Holly (Dianne Wiest) and catering partner April (Carrie Fisher), escapes a party for a Manhattan tour, in writer-director Woody Allen's Hannah And Her Sisters, 1986.
A pregnant teen (Connie Stevens) allows her mother to pass the baby off as her own in Susan Slade (1961).
Mickey Spillane, playing his own detective Mike Hammer, drops in on the Senator's dishy widow Laura (Shirley Eaton, soon to appear in Goldfinger), inquiring about the murder, in The Girl Hunters, 1963.
Stern CIA man Slater (Yul Brynner) arriving, director Franklin Schaffner paying off the genuine Austrian Alpine location, for the funeral of his son killed in a purported ski accident, ex-spy turned schoolmaster Wheatly (Clive Revill) taking heat, early in The Double Man, 1967.
Now arrived at Zebra, Russian defector Vaslov (Ernest Borgnine) and British spy Jones (Patrick McGoohan) search for the film capsule, American Commander Ferraday (Rock Hudson) observing, in John Sturges' Ice Station Zebra, 1968.
Director Fred Zinnemann with a deliberate examination of the writer's dilemma, as Lillian Hellman (Jane Fonda) is coached by Dashiell Hammett (Jason Robards Jr.), writing The Children's Hour, in Julia, 1977.
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