A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town 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.
Jamie Renée Smith
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
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
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Most of the fire trucks used in the movie were made by the Crown Corporation, a fire apparatus maker now closed down. The Crown fire trucks in the movie can be easily recognized by the double-vertical headlights. See more »
When the trains operator gets into the cab, the train's leading car number is 518, but we see him after the quake in car number 526. See more »
All right Kelly, get your jacket and lets go. I have to go to the office for a while.
But, you said that if I visited, you would take the week off.
I am taking the week off.
I'll just wait here.
I can't leave you here after an earthquake.
Dad, I'm 13 years old, I know what to do.
Okay, what do you do?
Get into a doorframe, stick your head between your knees and kiss your ass goodbye.
[looks at Kelly weird]
All right, that's it
[picks up the phone]
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Well this is just a very average film stuffed full of the usual mainstream disaster genre clichés. Even myself as a staunch defender of the genre can not bring myself to rate it above average, because sadly it is something of a wasted opportunity. The film's cast is full of very reliable and solid performers, the budget was there to bring out some daring sequences, and of course the basic community in peril plot is always one of interest. So to get anything from this film you really do have to check the brain at the door and suspend all belief because the writers have rewritten the laws of gravity and the intensity of molten lava in full flow.
The film would compete with Dante's Peak in the same year for the title of best Volcano disaster film, it lost, but so did the fans of the genre. For even today we are still waiting for a Volcano based film to grip and excite us, because even with the advance of technology both 1997 Volcano movies teeter on the brink of boredom, even if they just about fail to actually tip into the abyss. 5/10
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