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The Night The Bridge Fell Down


The Night the Bridge Fell Down

Two Part Television Mini-Series

Year: 1979

Director: Georg Fenady

US Premiere: 28 February 1983

Plot Summary

A bank robber, whilst on the run, is trapped on a collapsing bridge with a number of other people.


James MacArthur - Cal Miller
Desi Arnaz Jr. - Johnny Pyle
Char Fontane - Dee
Richard M. Gilliland - Harvey Lewis
Leslie Nielsen - Paul Warren
Eve Plumb - Terry Kelly
Barbara Rush - Elaine Howard
Gregory Sierra - Diego Ramirez
Howard Culver - Mr. Cody
Ted Gehring - Police Chief Sloane
Colleen Davis - Judy
Pilar Del Rey
Elizabeth Rogers - Mother Superior at St. Bonaventure Orphanage
Philip Baker Hall - Warren Meech
Steven Marlo - Grogan
Larry Pennell - Chief Barrett
Susan Lanier - Jane Osborne
Marlina Vega - Isabel (Diego's daughter)
Peggy Stewart - Gloria
Brendon Boone - Nick
Joseph Della Sorte - Chambers
Buck Young - Mac
James Arnett - Climber
Ivan Bonar - Chairman
Bill Erickson - Boat Operator

Production Crew

Producer - Irwin Allen
Writers - Arthur Weiss, Ray Goldstone, Michael Robert David
Director - Georg Fenady
Director of Photography - John M Nickolaus, A.S.C.
Art Director - Duane Alt
Film Editor - Axel Hubert A.C.E.
Unit Production Manager - William L. Young
First Assistant Director - David Menteer
Second Assistant Director - Joe Ingraffia
Post Production Supervisor - George E. Swink
Music - Richard La Salle
Sound Editing - Echo Film Service, Bob Pearson
Music Editor - Abby Marable
Executive Assistant to Producer - Art Volpert
Publicity - Tony Habeeb
Casting - Jack Baur
Costume Design - Paul Zastupnevich, C.D.G.
Stunt Coordination - Jim Arnett
Assistant Art Director - Phil Bennett
Set Decorator - Joe Mitchell
Property - Jack E. Ackerman
Sound Mixer - Don Rush
Special Effects - Marlowe Newkirk
Make up - Jim McCoy
Hair Stylist - Carol Mercatoris


  • This is actually a two-part miniseries usually shown over two consecutive nights or weeks, though occasionally it is shown in a single broadcast.
  • First aired in the US on Monday 28 February 1983. Bizarrely, it aired earlier in the UK, on Sunday 17 and 24 October 1982.
  • It was produced in 1979, but in fact held back from release until 1983. Cave In! followed a similar fate.


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