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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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28 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Earth's Final Fury  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,700,000
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2.35 : 1
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Ernest Borgnine claims in his memoirs that the reason why the film's special effects were so cheap looking was that the huge amount spent on location shooting absorbed what was usually spent on FX. See more »

Goofs

When the lava bombs hit, they explode. In reality, lava bombs are just blobs of semi-melted rock. They may splatter, but they do not explode as if filled with dynamite. See more »

Quotes

Nikki Spangler: Where are they going?
Bob Spangler: To get killed! Shelby went with them, Brian too, Damn fools!
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Oh Dear God
27 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

In my rankings of Newman's output, this is rock bottom. I'm a big fan and my heart goes out to the man, retrospectively, because he will have known from day one that he had become embroiled in the turkey of all turkeys. Almost every aspect of the film is woeful. The set, the melodrama, the 2-dimensional characters, the frankly appalling acting from almost everyone. Newman stands head an shoulders above the others, but even he looks uncomfortable the whole way through as cliché is piled on cliché. Do you know, the climax is an interminable crossing a wooden bridge over a lava flow with people falling through slats and every other predictable event you can imagine. But the funniest moment is after that when the survivors are in a cave and one of the female bit parts is standing there as if she's at a cocktail party. They must have all have been giving up by then.


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