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Volcano (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 25 April 1997 (USA)
A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city.

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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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volcano | earthquake | lava | rescue | fire | See All (92) »

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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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Vulkan  »

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,581,740, 27 April 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,323,468

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,823,468
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Near the end of the movie, when TLJ yells on the radio to abort, he's holding the radio backwards and talking into the bottom of the battery. Using a Motorola Saber like that ensures you won't be understood. See more »

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[last lines]
Text on screen: C.I.G.S. Volcano Databank
Text on screen: Name: Mount Wilshire
Text on screen: Location: Los Angeles, California
Text on screen: Status: ACTIVE
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Buck Your Head
Written by Dillinger and Juvenile
Performed by Juster
Courtesy of TVT Records
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Good, but the Underdog Wins!
22 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I have to say this is a big blockbustery KABOOM popcorny effects extravaganza, with a solid story, and good performances. This (released in April of 1997) was 20th Century/Fox's answer to Universal's Dante's Peak (released in February of 1997), a superior movie in all ways except one...It doesn't have Tommy Lee Jones.

I have to say that Jones makes Volcano. Without him, this work would be nothing than an overblown, over-written piece of popcorn trash. As it is, this is a delightful "Mother Nature Gone Awry" flick, with totally kick butt effects.

I found it riveting, but liked Dante's Peak more.

It rates a 7.4/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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