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An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.

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Hank Anderson
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Kay Kirby
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Shelby Gilmore
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Brian
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Francis Fendly
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Iolani
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Rose Valdez (as Valentina Cortesa)
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Nikki
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Tiny Baker
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Rene Valdez
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Bob Spangler
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Mona
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Sam
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Storyline

Tourists are surprised by a volcanic eruption in a lonesome hotel in the Caribic. The hotel owner ignores all warnings and advises his guests to wait for a rescue team. Only a small group follows expert Hank to reach higher regions. They start an adventurous journey across the island. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Release Date:

28 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Earth's Final Fury  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,700,000 (USA)
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Paul Newman confessed in interviews towards the end of his life that this film was the only one he ever did for the money. He referred to it as "that volcano movie" and said that he and most of the cast knew it would be a bomb from day one. Many believe that part of his salary from this movie was used as seed money for a salad dressing business he was setting up with author A.E. Hotchner, with 100% of the profits, after taxes, going to educational and charitable organizations. Their company, Newman's Own, established in 1982, has raised over $260 million for charities all over the world, and continues to grow and prosper to this day. See more »

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The trigger for this eruption was an oil rig drilling into the side of the volcano, releasing a gusher. Oil fields are not found on or near active volcanoes as there is not enough time between eruptions for any petroleum products to be deposited or to form. See more »

Quotes

Rene Valdez: Thoses two, remind me of Rose and myself...a long time ago,
Shelby Gilmore: I know what you mean,
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so bad!!! you gotta love it...
22 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i wish this movie was available on DVD. it's one of those that makes you laugh hysterically - it is so bad. interestingly enough, airplane came out the same year - obviously, the time was more than ripe.

i've been laughing out loud just reading the forum about this catastrophic masterpiece. i almost forgot some of the gory details (including the science lab perched at the edge of the volcano lip).

i saw it as a teenager behind the iron curtain, freshly dubbed into czech in the early eighties. it was such a treat i had to go see it twice.

are you guys sure this movie was intended to be taken seriously?

(well, i used to think the independence day was a subtle spoof that made fun of self- declared u.s.a. greatness, but people are telling me otherwise. i still enjoy it, though.)


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