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When Time Ran Out... (1980)

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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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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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Tale of Passion, Power, Mystery, Spun on Web of Mounting Danger See more »


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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Anderson drives the Jeep and passes the helicopter, the sun's position changes when the camera angle does, revealing that the shots were filmed at different times of the day. See more »

Quotes

Hank Anderson: We're going to be ok...
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Alternate Versions

The expanded video version (141 minutes) includes many extended and additional scenes including the following (SPOILERS!): A longer exchange between Jacqueline Bisset and William Holden regarding his marriage proposal, much more footage surrounding Alex Karras' cockfighting endeavors and the revelry at Mona's bar, more crowd reaction scenes during the initial assault on the hotel by fireballs, more discussion between James Franciscus and William Holden about the imminent threat of the volcano, a scene between Veronica Hamel and James Franciscus about how severe the danger really is, a scene in which James Franciscus tells Edward Albert that they are half brothers, a scene between Edward Albert and Barbara Carrera in which she admits she loves James Franciscus and a far longer caravan scene which includes various conversations amongst all the survivors as they are driving/riding to safety. See more »

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Put this together with "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure", and you have a side-splitting laugh-a-thon!! LOL
27 October 2001 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

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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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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