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Director:
Writers:
Gordon Thomas (based on the novel "The Day the World Ended" by) and
Max Morgan Witts (based on the novel "The Day the World Ended" by) ...
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Release Date:
28 March 1980 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
An all-star cast is on the run when Mother Nature blows her top! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Okay But Missing That Irwin Allen Gusto See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Newman ... Hank Anderson

Jacqueline Bisset ... Kay Kirby

William Holden ... Shelby Gilmore

Edward Albert ... Brian

Red Buttons ... Francis Fendly

Barbara Carrera ... Iolani

Valentina Cortese ... Rose Valdez (as Valentina Cortesa)

Veronica Hamel ... Nikki

Alex Karras ... Tiny Baker

Burgess Meredith ... Rene Valdez

Ernest Borgnine ... Tom Conti

James Franciscus ... Bob Spangler

John Considine ... Webster

Sheila Allen ... Mona

Pat Morita ... Sam
Lonny Chapman ... Kelly
Darrell Larson ... Webster's Assistant
Sandy Kenyon ... Henderson
Marcus K. Mukai ... Wrangler (as Marcus Mukai)
Ted Gehring ... Durant
Joe Papalimu ... Joe
Jaylin Maureen Acol ... Girl
Reed Derwin Acol ... Boy
Ava Readdy ... Delores
Glynn Rubin ... Marsha
Takayo Doran ... Secretary
James W. Gavin ... Helicopter Hijacker (as James Gavin)
M. James Arnett ... Jim
Marcia Nicholson ... Hotel Guest
Barbara Costello ... Woman in Bar
Bill Smillie ... Man in Bar

Steven Marlo ... Co-Pilot
Esmond Chung ... Man
Jeffrey McDevitt ... Doctor
John J.H. Springer Jr. ... Tennis Pro
Gayle Kananiokalapontigay ... Waitress
Hank Hart ... Hotel Guest
Sally Garrison ... Hotel Guest
Mary L. Murphy ... Hotel Guest
Hal Jacques ... Hotel Guest
Edward S. Wheeler III ... 1st Male Guest
David Bair ... 2nd Male Guest
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Directed by
James Goldstone 
 
Writing credits
Gordon Thomas (based on the novel "The Day the World Ended" by) and
Max Morgan Witts (based on the novel "The Day the World Ended" by)

Carl Foreman (screenplay) and
Stirling Silliphant (screenplay)

Produced by
Irwin Allen .... producer
Al Gail .... associate producer
George E. Swink .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edward A. Biery  (as Edward Biery)
Freeman A. Davies 
 
Casting by
Jack Baur 
 
Production Design by
Philip M. Jefferies 
 
Art Direction by
Russell C. Menzer 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss  (as Stuart Reiss)
 
Costume Design by
Paul Zastupnevich (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Chuck Crafts .... makeup artist
Lee Crawford .... hair stylist
Jane English .... body makeup artist
Michael Germain .... makeup artist (as Mike Germain)
Darby Hoppin .... hair stylist
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup artist (as Leo Lotito)
 
Production Management
Mike Salamunovich .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert P. Cohen .... second assistant director
Emmitt-Leon O'Neill .... second assistant director (as Emmitt-Leon O'Neil)
L. Andrew Stone .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Harold Broner .... construction coordinator
Tom Cranham .... production illustrator
Sam Moore .... property master
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator
John Walker .... lead man
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Al Cavigga .... looping editor
Gene Eliot .... sound editor
Herman Lewis .... production mixer
Sid Lubow .... sound editor
Andy MacDonald .... re-recording mixer
Vern Poore .... re-recording mixer
Allan R. Potter .... sound editor
Ed Scheid .... supervising sound editor (as Edwin Scheid)
Josef von Stroheim .... sound editor (as Joe Von Stroheim)
Jerry Jacobson .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert MacDonald .... special effects
Joseph A. Unsinn .... special effects (as Joe Unsinn)
Kevin Pike .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects (as L. B. Abbott)
Donald E. Cook .... optical effects (as Donald E. Cook Modern Film Effects)
Stanley Cortez .... miniature photography
Peter Donen .... optical effects (as Peter Donen Cinema Research Corp.)
Barrett Taylor .... optical effects coordinator
Harold E. Wellman .... process photography (as Harold Wellman)
 
Stunts
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator
Stan Barrett .... stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Justin De Rosa .... stunts
Rita Egleston .... stunts
Gary Epper .... stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Alan Gibbs .... stunts
Terry Green .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Roger Ito .... stunts
Robyn Lundin .... stunts
Tom Lupo .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Beth Nufer .... stunts
Regina Parton .... stunts
Jonathan Pendragon .... stunts (as Jonathan Yarborough)
Danny Rogers .... stunts
Jan Michael Shultz .... stunts
Ron Stein .... stunts
Charles A. Tamburro .... stunts (as Chuck Tamburro)
Fred Waugh .... stunts
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts (uncredited)
Sherry Peterson .... stunts (uncredited)
Felix Silla .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Benson .... camera operator
Bob Bergdahl .... camera operator
John Monte .... still photography
Gene Stout .... gaffer
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Barry Wexler .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hazel Allensworth .... wardrobe: women
Lucia De Martino .... wardrobe: women
Linda Henrikson .... wardrobe: women
Dick James .... wardrobe: men
Thomas E. Johnson .... wardrobe: men (as Tom Johnson)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutting
Debra Gail .... assistant film editor
Barry Mark Gordon .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Allison Caine .... vocal effects advisor
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Eugene Marks .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Pat Desmond .... transportation captain
Harry Ueshiro .... transportation captain: location
 
Other crew
Nancy Claycomb .... production secretary
Gene Fioramonti .... location manager
Jan Franklin .... executive assistant to Mr. Goldstone
Alan Greedy .... script supervisor
Tony Habeeb .... publicist
Jane Koltvet .... assistant to producer
Steven Marlo .... dialogue coach
Art Volpert .... executive assistant to producer
Scott Ejercito .... stills assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Day the World Ended" - Philippines (English title), USA (working title)
"Earth's Final Fury" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
121 min | USA:141 min (video version) | USA:109 min (DVD version)
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Norway:16 | Peru:14 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (2009) | USA:PG | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Ernest Borgnine claims in his memoirs that the reason why the film's special effects were so cheap looking was that the huge amount spent on location shooting absorbed what was usually spent on FX.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When one of Nikki's ranch hands falls from Hank's helicopter, he is shown falling sideways through the air.See more »
Quotes:
Hank Anderson:We're going to be ok...See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Okay But Missing That Irwin Allen Gusto, 14 April 2010
Author: StuOz

Cool explosive special effects, an okay Lalo Schifrin score, William Holden being pleasing as always and a well played sense of doom in the opening sections of the film. There are reasons to watch this for these things, but this is a film with problems and that is obvious right from the word go!

Irwin Allen's other four 1970s disaster feature films began with some powerful theme music from John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith or Jerry Fielding but WTRO's Lalo Schifrin score is surprisingly low-key. This describes the film itself: it mostly lacks that Irwin Allen gusto seen in his past work! The theme music says it all!

The gusto finally appears for a while when Paul Newman/James Franciscus go down in that craft to the very centre of the volcano. This scene alone makes the whole film worthwhile: very well done and full of suspense! All the scenes with William Holden and uncomfortable Franciscus together are well played.

But this is sounding like a too positive review and I have to tell it like it is: What has happened to screen favourite Burgess Meredith? He looks and talks like he has just walked out of a retirement home! Just two years before this he appeared in Irwin Allen's The Return Of Captain Nemo looking and sounding a lot younger and more full of energy. I hate to say this: but I feel uncomfortable watching him in this film. I am guessing he had a contract with Irwin and he was required to do this film if he wanted to or not. Paul Newman ("that volcano movie was my worst movie") was in that situation I am told.

If you viewed WTRO in 1980 or 1981, give it another chance in this century, it has actually improved over the years. In the 1990s we got two more volcano disaster movies - Dante's Peak and Volcano - both are good but perhaps a little too perfect with all that CGI all over the place. The less perfect effects work in WTRO is actually more pleasing to the eye as we all know some of it was done with REAL explosives...not computers!

I wish Irwin ended with Beyond The Poseidon Adventure (1979) but When Time Ran Out is not too bad at all!

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