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Dante's Peak (1997)

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A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Leslie Bohem
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Harry Dalton
Linda Hamilton ... Rachel Wando
Jamie Renée Smith ... Lauren Wando
Jeremy Foley ... Graham Wando
Elizabeth Hoffman ... Ruth
Charles Hallahan ... Paul Dreyfus
Grant Heslov ... Greg
Kirk Trutner ... Terry Furlong
Arabella Field ... Nancy
Tzi Ma ... Stan
Brian Reddy ... Les Worrell
Lee Garlington ... Dr. Jane Fox
Bill Bolender ... Sheriff Turner
Carole Androsky Carole Androsky ... Mary Kelly (as Carol Androsky)
Peter Jason ... Norman Gates
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Storyline

Volcanologist Harry Dalton and mayor Rachel Wando of Dante's Peak try to convince the city council and the other volcanologists that the volcano right above Dante's peak is indeed dangerous. People's safety is being set against economical interests. Written by Rune Dahl Fitjar <rfitjar@online.no>

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Whatever you do, don't look back See more »


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Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and gore | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The only time Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton worked together. They became friends after they finished work on the film. See more »

Goofs

Though, it is true that volcanic activity can turn lakes and other bodies of water around the volcano acidic. But, the acid would not burn through the boat as quickly as depicted in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Harry Dalton: I've always been better at feeling out volcanoes than people and politics.
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Row, Row, Row, Your Boat
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Performed by Pierce Brosnan Linda Hamilton Elizabeth Hoffman Jamie Renée Smith and Jeremy Foley
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Just what we needed. Great movie.
24 June 2002 | by Jack the Ripper1888See all my reviews

I love the way this film builds up tension by slowly developing the characters and inducing drama between them. All of this makes a film much better than VOLCANO. The list of fine actors/ actresses include Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Grant Heslov, Elizabeth Hoffman, Tzi Ma, Christopher Murray and more. This film shows how people might actually act and think in a volcano situation. The art direction was great as they showed the sky and ash beautifully. The scenery of the town is very nice and the whole town seems very quiet and peaceful. I would have wanted to live there.

This is the best volcano movie ever. No volcano movie will ever surpass this one. The cinematography is great also. Roger Donaldson did a great job of direction and the score by James Newton Howard is beautiful. All of these elements create a film that is unforgettable. DANTE'S PEAK gets 5/5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dante's Peak See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$116,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,479,435, 9 February 1997

Gross USA:

$67,127,760

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,127,760
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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