An excellent biopic, while rather opinionated, on one of the largest man made ecological disasters in North American history. Local conservation officer Dan Lawn John Heard tries to turn both public and corporate attention to the desperately needed cleanup effort, but Iarossi is interested solely in salvaging his company's public image, leading to a clash of wills and ideals. Steve Cowper goes on board the Exxon Valdez and Dan Lawn tells him Alyeska is not handling the cleanup like it is supposed to do so. In this fact-based film, Exxon higher-up Frank Iarossi Christopher Lloyd attempts to avoid a dire public relations scandal after one of his corporation's oil tankers is wrecked near Alaska, resulting in a bleak ecological situation. Exxon starts spraying chemical dispersants, over the objections of environmentalists and fishermen. The ship leaks 8 million gallons of oil. A very interesting and in depth portrayal of the Valdez disaster.
The movie is out of print and difficult to find, but it is available on. The events that ensued will shock you. The cast is dead on, especially the underrated Heard in the lead, and the film has the look and feel of a big budget Hollywood studio piece. This movie is brimming with mood and energy in each scene. Trooper Mike Fox - State of Alaska. Dan Lawn authorizes Exxon to do a test of burning off the oil. Local conservation officer Dan Lawn John Heard tries to turn both public and corporate attention to the desperately needed cleanup effort, but Iarossi is interested solely in salvaging his company's public image, leading to a clash of wills and ideals.
From the opening frames you become riveted to the story. The Coast Guard notices that Captain Hazelwood smells of alcohol. You can help Wikipedia by. Al Kegler - State of Alaska. Directed by , it stars , , and. A man made disaster film of epic proportions.
Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. Hazelwood gets fired for being drunk. Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster 1992 Dan Lawn Dietrick Dennis Kelso - State of Alaska Governor Steve Cowper - State of Alaska Michelle Brown - State of Alaska as Jo-Anne Bates John Janssen - State of Alaska as Wally Marsh Al Kegler - State of Alaska Jim Hayden - State of Alaska Jan Jackson - State of Alaska Trooper Mike Fox - State of Alaska Senator - State of Alaska Biologist - State of Alaska Frank Iarossi Don Cornett - Exxon Craig Rassinier - Exxon Dr. Much of the film centers on the conflict between local officials, the fishing industry, and the Exxon official sent out to oversee the clean-up and take the rap. The Exxon Valdez is finally hauled off the rocks and emptied.
Captain Hazelwood was not on the bridge at the time of the collision. Heard and Lloyd are very solid in this biopic. Exxon finally gets permission to use dispersants, but a storm comes up and the oil starts washing up on shore. Jim Hayden - State of Alaska. Essential concepts: Oil pollution, oil tankers, oil spills, Exxon Valdez, oil cleanup, Alaska, polar ecosystems.
Jan Jackson - State of Alaska. Governor Steve Cowper - State of Alaska. The filmmakers point out that much of the aftermath could have been minimized had the officials in charge been better prepared and not spent so much time involved in useless red-tape and petty bureaucratic bickering. The oil devastates the wildlife in Prince William Sound. . Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Until the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, the Exxon Valdez was the worst oil spill to occur in the United States. Senator - State of Alaska.
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Expertly directed by Paul Seed aided by a perfect score by David Ferguson, 'Dead Ahead' is one of the best made-for-tv flicks ever. Full of deception, deceit and misinformation that the government and Exxon did not want people to know about. Biologist - State of Alaska. Nelson - Alyeska Chuck O'Donnell - Alyeska Larry Shier - Alyeska Dave Barnum - Alyeska Theo Polasek - Alyeska Captain Hazelwood - Tanker 'Exxon Valdez' 3rd Mate Greg Cousins - Tanker 'Exxon Valdez' Helmsman Claar - Tanker 'Exxon Valdez' as Peter Lacroix A. John Janssen - State of Alaska as Wally Marsh. Michelle Brown - State of Alaska as Jo-Anne Bates. Maureen Jones - Tanker 'Exxon Valdez' Helmsman Kagan - Tanker 'Exxon Valdez' 1st Mate Kunkel - Tanker 'Exxon Valdez' Crewman - Tanker 'Exxon Valdez' as Dwight Mcfee Rick Steiner Jack Lamb - Fishermen Dr.
Dennis Kelso - State of Alaska. Most of the film was shot in Vancouver, Richmond and Steveston, British Columbia, but it also utilizes archival film clips of the actual disaster and cleanup efforts. Larry Dietrick - State of Alaska. Dan Lawn with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation springs into action to start the cleanup, while Frank Iarossi, President of Exxon gets the bad news. He also recruits local fishermen to deploy booms to protect bays.
Actors: John Heard, Bob Gunton, Mark Metcalf, Bruce Gray, Jo Bates Directors: Paul Seed Writers: Bob Duffield, Michael Baker Producers: Colin Callender, David M. . . . . . .