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Dante's Peak (1997)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arabella Field ...
Brian Reddy ...
Les Worrell
Dr. Jane Fox
Bill Bolender ...
Sheriff Turner
Carole Androsky ...
Mary Kelly (as Carol Androsky)
Norman Gates


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Danteov vrh  »

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Box Office


$116,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,479,435, 9 February 1997, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The shirt Greg (Grant Heslov) wore on the first day of observing Dante's Peak, was a graph showing the eruptions of the Cascade volcanoes in the past four thousand years. See more »


When Terry is in the hospital with a broken leg, Greg is doodling on his cast. In a later shot Terry's cast is clean. See more »


Terry, USGS Crew: Nice woman, that Rachel. Best looking mayor I've ever seen.
Stan: She's got my vote.
Terry, USGS Crew: Mmm-hmm, twice!
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Spoofed in South Park: Volcano (1997) See more »


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Pierce & Linda Gave a Great Performance
8 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Decided to view this picture only because Pierce Brosnan was starring in the film and greatly enjoyed his acting skills besides his appearing as James Bond. Pierce Brosnan,(Harry Dalton),"The Matador",'05, has a bad experience with the death of his wife during a volcano eruption and stayed in his profession as a geologist. Harry discovers from his charts that their could very well be another volcano problem effecting a small popular town. Linda Hamilton,(Rachel Wando),"The Kid & I ",'05 is the mayor and store owner of this town, who has a boy and a girl and is divorced. A romantic spark happens between Linda and Harry and the story develops into a monster of a tale. There is plenty of good action and it really keeps you on the edge of your seats. Pierce & Linda gave outstanding performances and the photography was great through out the entire picture. Very Entertaining

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