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Dante's Peak (1997)

A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America and discovers that the long dormant volcano, 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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$18,479,435 (USA) (7 February 1997)

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$67,155,742 (USA) (6 June 1997)
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The shirt Gregg wore on the first day of observing Dante's Peak was a graph showing the eruptions of the Cascade volcanoes in the past 4,000 years. See more »

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No one removed any Ruth's supposedly acid soaked clothing after she got out of the lake so she would continue to be burned by the acid. See more »

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Graham Wando: Show us one more trick.
Lauren Wando: Maybe one more?
Rachel: Maybe Harry's tired.
Harry Dalton: [putting down his drink] One more.
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Blue Moon Revisited
Written by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Margo Timmins, Michael Timmins
Performed by Cowboy Junkies
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Just what we needed. Great movie.
24 June 2002 | by (Chicagooooooo) – See all my reviews

I love the way this film builds up tension by slowly developing the characters and inducing drama between them. All of this makes a film much better than VOLCANO. The list of fine actors/ actresses include Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Grant Heslov, Elizabeth Hoffman, Tzi Ma, Christopher Murray and more. This film shows how people might actually act and think in a volcano situation. The art direction was great as they showed the sky and ash beautifully. The scenery of the town is very nice and the whole town seems very quiet and peaceful. I would have wanted to live there.

This is the best volcano movie ever. No volcano movie will ever surpass this one. The cinematography is great also. Roger Donaldson did a great job of direction and the score by James Newton Howard is beautiful. All of these elements create a film that is unforgettable. DANTE'S PEAK gets 5/5.


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