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When Time Ran Out (1980)

When Time Ran Out... (original title)
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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.

Director:

James Goldstone

Writers:

Gordon Thomas (based on the novel "The Day the World Ended" by), Max Morgan Witts (based on the novel "The Day the World Ended" by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Newman ... Hank Anderson
Jacqueline Bisset ... Kay Kirby
William Holden ... Shelby Gilmore
Edward Albert ... Brian
Red Buttons ... Francis Fendly
Barbara Carrera ... Iolani
Valentina Cortese ... Rose Valdez (as Valentina Cortesa)
Veronica Hamel ... Nikki
Alex Karras ... Tiny Baker
Burgess Meredith ... Rene Valdez
Ernest Borgnine ... Tom Conti
James Franciscus ... Bob Spangler
John Considine ... Webster
Sheila Allen ... Mona
Pat Morita ... 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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An all-star cast is on the run when Mother Nature blows her top! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Many of the stars had been in previous disaster movies. Paul Newman and James Franciscus appeared in Marooned (1969) and Concorde Affaire '79 (1979). Paul Newman and William Holden appeared in the Towering Inferno. Ernest Borgnine and Red Buttons appeared in the Poseidon Adventure. Veronica Hamel appeared in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979). Burgess Meredith appeared in The Hindenburg (1975). Jacqueline Bisset appeared in Airport (1970). See more »

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The size of the volcano and distance from the hotel when viewed from the cave is too close. See more »

Quotes

Rene Valdez: Thoses two, remind me of Rose and myself...a long time ago,
Shelby Gilmore: I know what you mean,
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Alternate Versions

There are at least three versions of this film, the original 121 minutes vesion, a cut 104 minutes one, and a 141 minutes expanded video home version See more »

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Good Irwin Allen Volcano Movie
14 April 2010 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

A volcano creates problems.

Cool explosive special effects, a knockout Lalo Schifrin score, William Holden being pleasing as always and a well played sense of doom in the opening sections of the film. There are reasons to watch!

Paul Newman/James Franciscus go down in that craft to the very centre of the volcano. This scene alone makes the whole film worthwhile: very well done and full of suspense! All the scenes with William Holden and uncomfortable Franciscus together are well played.

In a nutshell: the movie is not perfect but good.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Earth's Final Fury See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,400,994, 30 March 1980

Gross USA:

$3,763,988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,763,988
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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