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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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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 »


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28 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Earth's Final Fury  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,700,000
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Producer Irwin Allen bought the rights to the Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witt book " The Day the World Ended " and totally changed it. Their book was a factual depiction of the Martinique earthquake of 1902. See more »

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When Anderson drives the Jeep and passes the helicopter, with change of the camera angle also the position of the sun changes, revealing that the shots were made at different times of the day. See more »

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Francis Fendly: Not that it matters, but what do you think?
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The most laughably bad effects and plot in the history of cinema.
20 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to image a major motion picture any worse than this turkey.

Absolutely NOTHING makes any sense. Action sequences are so poorly

executed, you wonder if perhaps they hired brain-damaged high school

students to do most of the work.

Some favorites, not already mentioned:

The ranch-hand must ride on the outside of the helicopter. Dumb enough, but why

then fly DIRECTLY over the mouth of the volcano? You must be kidding.

-And when the guy predictably falls, we first see him fall backwards away from the 'copter, but them the immediate cut-away shot shows him clearly falling in a FORWARD roll. oops.

I also enjoyed seeing telephone poles fall over without anything hitting them, and as they fall over they don't looked cracked at all, just perfect horizontal bottoms that weren't really even in the ground.

Some guy's whole back catches on fire, and he rolls around for about ten

seconds. when they finally put out the flames, only a small part of the top of his jacket is scorched.

two people are flying past the smoking volcano in a helicopter. It suddenly

explodes with a loud crack and flames. Neither person reacts at all.

You could go on and on and on. Every few seconds there's another blatant goof or monumentally stupid scene.

You know, if someone made an edited DVD of this, with all the boring "personal interaction" scenes deleted, and ran a commentary along with the action, this would be possibly the most hilarious movie ever put out.


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