Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
A megalomaniac C.E.O. sends his son into the dangerous African Congo on a quest for a source of diamonds large enough and pure enough to function as powerful laser communications transmitters (or is it laser weapons?). When contact is lost with his son and the team, his sometime daughter- in-law is sent after them. She is a former CIA operative and, accompanied by gee-whiz gadgetry and a few eccentric characters (including a mercenary, a researcher with a talking gorilla, and a a nutty Indiana-Jones-type looking for King Solomon's Mines), sets out to rescue her former fiancé. What they all discover is that often what we most want turns out to be the source of our downfall.Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
The volcano is an actual active volcano called Volcan Arenal, in Costa Rica. Some shots where filmed at Volcan Irazu, an inactive volcano. See more »
When Monroe explains the noises of a Colobus monkey mating season to Karen and Peter, the full moon is shown as seen in the northern hemisphere - but the Congo lies on the equator, from where a full moon would appear to be tipped onto its side. See more »
When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.
I saw this film in the theater and recall liking it. It had action, adventure, some horror elements. A great cast. Even Bruce Campbell, who I liked at the time. But watching it again now (2015) twenty years later, I didn't really remember very much, it seems, beyond the killer gorillas.
I had no recollection, for example, of just how bad the gorilla costumes were. Amy (the good gorilla) in particular looks awful. Now, I would rather have a bad suit than bad CGI. So that's good. But it still makes the movie sort of cheesy and has probably caused its stock to decline in recent years.
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