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A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside 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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7 February 1997 (USA)  »

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$116,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 1,021,700,000 (Italy) (11 April 1997)

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$67,155,742 (USA) (6 June 1997)
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The parked school bus that is crushed by the falling church steeple has "Hurd County School District" on the side - a nod to the film's producer, Gale Anne Hurd. See more »

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Much is made of the fact that the one-lane bridge and the freeway are the only two ways in and out of Dante's Peak, and that upon the collapse of both, Harry, Rachel and the children are stranded. However only one on-ramp is ever seen to collapse, and despite a section of the freeway collapsing as well, nobody ever checks to see if the off-ramp (and most likely, an off-ramp and on-ramp on the opposite side for the other direction) is still standing and accessible. Even with the small section of freeway down, this is a clear escape route despite potentially traveling on the wrong side of the road for miles. See more »

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Paul Dreyfus: We're picking up some activity around Dante's Peak.
Harry Dalton: This is a joke right? Dante's Peak?
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A Disaster Movie with Realism
30 December 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Dante's Peak spends much of the opening half of the film building the characters and setting the scene for disaster, and it definitely helps you identify and care about the characters involved. The story concentrates mainly on Linda Hamilton who is the mayoress of Dante's Peak, along with her family; and of course on Pierce Brosnan who is sent to investigate the seismic activity in this quaint little town.

The events build steadily in this movie, eventually reaching a fantastic climax that is very realistic to watch. Dante's Peak is very dramatic and has a mild dose of sentimentality that fits seamlessly into the story.

Make no mistake, this movie is really well made and is very enjoyable to watch, but be warned; if you like your disaster movies done gung-ho style it may disappoint you.

7/10


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