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Volcano (1997)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  25 April 1997 (USA)
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A volcano erupts in downtown L.A., threatening to destroy the city.

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Storyline

Something unspeakably chilling is ultimately starting to heat up at The City of Los Angeles! Beneath the famed La Brea Tar Pits, a raging volcano has formed, raining a storm of deadly fire bombs and an endless tide of white-hot lava upon the stunned city! Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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There are 1,500 active volcanoes that we know about...and one that we don't. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of urban disaster and related injuries | See all certifications »

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25 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Vulkan  »

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$62,600,000 (Non-US) (31 October 1997)

Gross:

$47,474,112 (USA) (1 August 1997)
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In the intervening years since the movie, the LA Metro has indeed been working towards extending subway service to Beverly Hills, albeit on its Purple Line rather than its Red Line as depicted. One of the proposed stops is at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, where they dammed the lava flow along the Miracle Mile. See more »

Goofs

The equipment that Dr. Barnes uses indicates temperature in Fahrenheit. Scientists exclusively use Celsius (and other metric system units) in all measurements. See more »

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Kelly Roark: Paper beats rock, but scissors beat paper.
Tommy: I'm not paper; I'm lava... what beats lava?
Kelly Roark: My dad... I hope!
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References ER (1994) See more »

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I Love L.A.
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The Good & Bad Of 'Volcano'
10 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BAD NEWS - Unlikeable female lead in Anne Hesch, who had too foul a mouth for me. Other irritating characters with stupid dialog. A predictable ending with the needlessly drawn out save-the-daughter scene trying for maximum suspense.

GOOD NEWS - Some awesome disaster scenes. Hollywood's special-effects just keep getting more awesome as the years go on. A fast-moving story that was just about the right length. A likable lead character played by Tommy Lee Jones.

Overall, a movie that keeps your attention but doesn't get your respect with the dumb dialog.


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