Flood! FilmPoster.jpeg
Written byDon Ingalls
Directed byEarl Bellamy
StarringRobert Culp
Music byRichard LaSalle
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersAl Gail (associate producer)
Irwin Allen (producer)[citation needed] (uncredited)
Production locationsBrownsville, Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Harrisburg, Oregon
SweetHome, Oregon
CinematographyLamar Boren
EditorBill Brame
Running time100 minutes
Production companiesIrwin Allen Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • November 24, 1976 (1976-11-24)

Flood! is a 1976 American made-for-television adventure film directed by Earl Bellamy.[2]

Plot summary

The earthen dam above Brownsville, Texas shows signs of imminent collapse, but the mayor, John Cutler, refuses to act. A maverick town boardmember, Paul Burke, enlists the aid of a helicopter pilot, Steve Brannigan, to save the townspeople.



Irwin Allen had huge success with two disaster films. In 1975 he announced he would make three TV movies for ABC, The Forgotten World, Flood and Time Traveller.[3] The film ended up on NBC[4]

In August 1976, Robert Culp and Martin Milner signed to star.[5] Filming started that month at Fern Ridge Reservoir west of Eugene, Oregon.[6] Filming continued in Brownsville, Oregon and other locations in the area. The Brownsville Christian Church was used as the hospital, while the Brownsville Fire Station/City Hall was used as City Hall, but only for exterior shots, as was Main Street. The nearby Crawfordsville Covered Bridge was used also. Brownsville is also the same town that was used to film many scenes for Stand By Me in 1985.[7]


The Los Angeles Times said it "fails to offer much excitement".[8]


  1. ^ Movies Made for Television, 1964-2004: 1964-1979. Scarecrow Press. 2005. p. 75. ISBN 9780810851740.
  2. ^ FLOOD Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 44, Iss. 516, (Jan 1, 1977): 68.
  3. ^ Metropolitan Daly, Maggie. Chicago Tribune 7 May 1975: a12.
  4. ^ 'My Baby' Has Its Moments Los Angeles Times 19 Nov 1976: d36.
  5. ^ INSIDE TV: A Double Date for Diana Ross Los Angeles Times 20 Aug 1976: g26.
  6. ^ People: Name-calling as a pastime for the party Jarvis, Jeff. Chicago Tribune 24 Aug 1976: 1.
  7. ^ FLOOD! film credits.
  8. ^ 'Flood!' a Small Scale Disaster Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times 24 Nov 1976: e16.