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Dante's Peak (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  7 February 1997 (USA)
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A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town named Dante's Peak after a long dormant volcano, which has recently been named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

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Volcanologist Harry Dalton and mayor Rachel Wando of Dante's Peak try to convince the city council and the other volcanologists that the volcano right above Dante's peak is indeed dangerous. People's safety is being set against economical interests. Written by Rune Dahl Fitjar <rfitjar@online.no>

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Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and gore | See all certifications »

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$116,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,479,435 (USA) (7 February 1997)

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$67,155,742 (USA) (6 June 1997)
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Roger Donaldson had not met Pierce Brosnan before the making of Dante's Peak. He had seen Brosnan play James Bond in GoldenEye (1995), and the two got to know each other before filming of Dante's Peak commenced. See more »

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After the eruption (following the meeting in the school) we see many broken cables flowing around. In reality, that would have short circuited the town's electrical system and the whole town would have gone dark. See more »

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[last lines]
Graham Wando: [getting harnessed on board a helicopter] Did you really mean what you said about taking us fishing?
Harry Dalton: [cheerfully] Sure did.
Lauren Wando: [happy] That's great!
[Harry and Rachel clasp hands]
Helicopter Pilot: Are you ready to go?
Harry Dalton: Let's go!
[the side door slides shut, the Helicopter takes off and flies over the ruins of Dante's Peak]
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Very good thriller
30 March 2005 | by (Rock Hill, SC; United States) – See all my reviews

Dante's Peak (1997) is one of those movies that puts you at the edge of your seat from start to finish. The movie stars Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. Brosnan plays a volcanologist who is sent to a small town in Washington State. He soon discovers that the dormant volcano for which the town was named after is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. He then tells the town's mayor (Hamilton) that Dante's Peak is in harm's way if the volcano erupts. It is only a matter of time before hell beaks loose in the Cascades. The visual effects are excellent and the acting is pretty good. This movie deserves ********* stars out of a perfect 10!!


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