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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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Cast

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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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Webster
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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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Caught in a game of power. Playing time: 24 hours. Prizes: Untold wealth. Rules: None. See more »


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28 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Earth's Final Fury  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,700,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steve McQueen was under contract to Irwin Allen. After refusing a part in "The Towering Inferno 2", that film was scrapped and Paul Newman was brought in to make this film. McQueen never made another film for Irwin Allen--he died shortly after passing on "The Towering Inferno 2". See more »

Goofs

When Anderson drives the Jeep and passes the helicopter, with change of the camera angle also the position of the sun changes, revealing that the shots were made at different times of the day. See more »

Quotes

Hank Anderson: This thing's a powder keg!
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Referenced in Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies (2000) See more »

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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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