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When Time Ran Out... (1980)

An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hank Anderson
... Kay Kirby
... Shelby Gilmore
... Brian
... Francis Fendly
... Iolani
... Rose Valdez (as Valentina Cortesa)
... Nikki
... Tiny Baker
... Rene Valdez
... Tom Conti
... Bob Spangler
... Webster
... Mona
... Sam
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Storyline

Tourists are surprised by a volcanic eruption in a lonesome hotel in the Caribic. The hotel owner ignores all warnings and advises his guests to wait for a rescue team. Only a small group follows expert Hank to reach higher regions. They start an adventurous journey across the island. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Caught in a game of power. Playing time: 24 hours. Prizes: Untold wealth. Rules: None. See more »


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28 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Earth's Final Fury  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,700,000
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2.35 : 1
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Steve McQueen was under contract to Irwin Allen. After refusing a part in "The Towering Inferno 2", that film was scrapped and Paul Newman was brought in to make this film. McQueen never made another film for Irwin Allen--he died shortly after passing on "The Towering Inferno 2". See more »

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When one of Nikki's ranch hands falls from Hank's helicopter, he is shown falling sideways through the air. See more »

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Hank Anderson: I was down in the crater Duran!
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Put this together with "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure", and you have a side-splitting laugh-a-thon!! LOL
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Another funny film by Irwin Allen. This one is a hoot to watch. I really like the blue screen effect whenever the lava is shown--lol. If it has Shelia Matthews in the cast, you can be sure that it is going to be a funny film, especially if it is a drama. The ending with the volcano is hilarious--I did not know that volcanos could shoot a fireball that far away and still hit the target head-on!! Impressive. Sort of like scenes from "Bird of Paradise" meets "Diamond Head" were taken and spliced together and then had a few more ingredients added. All that was missing was the sacrificial virgin--but then, maybe that is why the volcano exploded--LOL. Not a movie to be missed for laughs!!


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