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St. Helens (1981)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  September 1981 (USA)
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Dramatization of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980.

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David Huffman ...
David Jackson
Cassie Yates ...
Linda Steele
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Clyde Whittaker
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Otis Kaylor
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Sheriff Wayne Temple
Bill McKinney ...
Kilpatrick
Redmond Gleeson ...
Hendricks
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Mr. Ellison
Brendan Burns ...
David Crockett
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Lloyd Wagner
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Col. Arnholt (as Dan Chambers)
Biff Manard ...
Dr. Romarantin
Joseph Benti ...
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Clark Christiansen ...
Reeder
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Dramatization of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980. Written by Neal Harkner <neal@pooh.pageplus.com>

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St. Helens, Killer Volcano  »

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Trivia

David Jackson is based on real life scientist David Johnston. He died in the exact same way and uttering the same final words into his radio before the blast of Mt. St. Helens hit him, "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!" See more »

Goofs

Harry Truman, contrary to his depiction in the movie, never owned a dog. In fact, at the time of the eruption he owned 16 cats and raccoons all of whom lived indoors with Truman. See more »

Quotes

Otis Kaylor: Listen, if you don't back off, I'll kick your butt so far between your shoulder blades, you're gonna have to stand on your head to go to the john.
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When the cast list rolls during the end credits, then this can be seen: "Stunt Baby Beau Davis" See more »

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References Confessions of a Hollywood Stuntman (2014) See more »

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We'll Let Life Go On
Written and Performed by Corky Corson and "Buckboard"
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Dull disaster movie
11 May 2000 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

St. Helens is a miserable effort to make a disaster movie. Not much to criticize the cast for, but it seems like the people behind tried to make this movie so close to the actual event as they could. Dull, dull, dull.

Not recommended.


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