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Fire from Below (2009)

PG-13 | | Adventure | 22 November 2009 (USA)
Digging at a nearby cave, a careless industrialist unearths a vein of pure base Lithium and inadvertently brings it to the surface, where the Lithium combusts when coming into contact with ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Toni Nelson
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Dr. Karen Watkins
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General Mark 'Stonewall' Jackson
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Major Darren Richards
Murray Holland ...
Nyki Hudson


Digging at a nearby cave, a careless industrialist unearths a vein of pure base Lithium and inadvertently brings it to the surface, where the Lithium combusts when coming into contact with water and begins to wreak havoc on the country side. Written by Anonymous

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The laws of nature have just been broken.



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Rated PG-13 for action violence and peril | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amenaza subterránea  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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There is a reference made to "the Makati Incident," near Mount Pinatubo during the summer of 1971, where supposedly the entire village of Mikati, Philippines were killed by a release of poisonous gas. In actuality, Makati City is 60 air-miles southeast of the volcano, just on the other side of Manila. The incident is fictitious. See more »


Early in the film, when Dr. Karen Watkins drives up to the office, her car leaves slightly whitish tire tracks. When she backs away and drives out, the tire tracks are very noticeable and dark-colored. These marks are not behind any other cars in view. See more »

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Another B-movie stinker from Jim Wynorski
29 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

FIRE FROM BELOW is a rubbishy disaster movie with a rubbishy story and some very bad script writing. Unsurprisingly, it was directed by Jim Wynorski, a man not known for the quality of his productions, although Andrew Stevens (the actor from '70s fare such as THE FURY) also plays a big part as producer and co-director and has a cameo as a TV journalist to boot.

The film sees a band of miners accidentally hitting a vein of liquid fire which has the ability to react with the air and cause some truly explosive disasters. Cue various scientists as they end up racing around the country and trying to figure out a way to stop the disaster from escalating. Inevitably there's a ruthless businessman trying to cover it all up. There are a couple of good CGI scenes here of the fire snaking through the air before attacking its victims, with the speedboat chase being my favourite moment, but for the most part this is a bore.

Inevitably some extraneous characters find themselves trapped underground and have to be rescued. Kevin Sorbo shows up as the hero and looks tired and stressed in equal measure. Maeghan Albach plays his girlfriend but the two stars share zero chemistry and she's a rubbish actress to boot. Alex Meneses, who is brought in for glamour value, is much better and should have had a more prominent role. B-movie actor Alex Cord shows up as a military character. That is all.

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