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Focuses on the first crucial days after the March 24, 1989, oil spill when the Exxon Valdez ran aground off Alaska in Prince William Sound. Portrays the inadequate precautions, incompetence, greed, and petty bureaucracy that made an appalling situation even worse. Lloyd stars as Exxon official Frank Iarossi, in charge of the official cleanup, caught between onsite confusion and corporate bungling while Heard is outraged environmentalist Dan Lawn. News and home videotapes of the actual spill are used to enhance the dramatization. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Available on Running time 90 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Alaska, Disaster Flicks, Black Gold, True Stories, Cold Spots, Sail Away
Screenplay
Michael Baker
Cast
Christopher Lloyd, John Heard, Rip Torn, Michael Murphy, Don S. Davies, Ken Walsh, Bob Gunton, Mark Metcalf, Paul Guilfoyle, David Morse, Jackson Davies
Director
Paul Seed
Music
David Ferguson
Producer
David H. Thompson, John Smithson, Colin Callender, Leslie Woodhead, HBO Showcase, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

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Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster
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Paul Seed directed the film Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster starring John Heard (as Dan Lawn), Christopher Lloyd (Frank Iarossi) and Bob Gunton (as Dietrick). Dead Ahead came out in 1992 and has a total running time of 90 minutes. The dramatized film is based on the true events of the oil spill from Exxon Valdez on March 24, 1989. Real footage is used somewhat throughout this film to give a better idea of the damage it caused in Alaska. There was a lot of environmental damage as well as financial damage from this incident in Alaska. Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster had one win and was considered a great made-for-TV movie.