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Miami Magma (2011)

TV-14 | | Action, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 1 December 2011
Follows prodigy vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini and her sister Emily as they attempt to blow the whistle on an illegal oil drilling scheme before it sets off the eruption of a super-volcano directly beneath Miami.

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Anna Adair ...
Reporter #1
Stacey Asaro ...
Shauna
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Ray Miller
Joseph Diaz ...
Nelson
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Butch Sanderson
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Jacob Capilla
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Dr. Brad Turner
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Brandon Rice
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Student / Tennis Player (as Lauren Graham)
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Antoinette Vitrini
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Becky
Lawrence LeJohn ...
Colonel Anderson
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Mayor Alvarez
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Police Chief Michaels
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Follows prodigy vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini and her sister Emily as they attempt to blow the whistle on an illegal oil drilling scheme before it sets off the eruption of a super-volcano directly beneath Miami.

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When Antoinette comforts Emily after the explosion, she pats Emily on the shoulder where Emily was wounded earlier. This should have been painful for Emily, and she should have reacted accordingly. See more »

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References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

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Nice movie, bad science
4 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very fun movie to watch, full of action. Dumb science, but not bad. Certainly it's not awful science, more like "implausible." Even if one supposed there might be a volcano in Miami, the special effects were not in accordance with what one might expect a true volcano to do. Also, I found the final scene of the movie startling. If it's what I think it was, then it was the final, most implausible special effect of all. On the other hand, if it were plausible, then it wouldn't be much of a movie, more like a docudrama perhaps.

The characters were what made the movie interesting, though even there, it seemed that people were acting in contradiction. One minute, a character is acting moral and wants to do the right thing, the next, they are willing to throw everything they said out the window for a cut of the proceeds. Another character has a history of being dishonest, then suddenly they have a conscience. A young woman is flaunting herself, then suddenly she becomes mature. I guess it was the inconsistencies that amused me more than anything.

Just one last comment: This movie played under the name "Swamp Volcano" on the SyFy Channel but it is the same movie.


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