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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Dalton
... Rachel Wando
... Lauren Wando
... Graham Wando
... Ruth
... Paul Dreyfus
... Greg
... Terry Furlong
Arabella Field ... Nancy
... Stan
Brian Reddy ... Les Worrell
... Dr. Jane Fox
Bill Bolender ... Sheriff Turner
Carole Androsky ... Mary Kelly (as Carol Androsky)
... Norman Gates
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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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Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and gore | See all certifications »

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7 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$116,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,479,435, 9 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,127,760

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,127,760
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Roger Donaldson was attracted to the project, having once been a geology student. See more »

Goofs

In the establishing shot of the grandmother's cabin, we hear a chorus of peeping in the sound effects mix. These are small frogs often called "spring peepers" and they will usually only sing after sunset, not in the middle of the day as depicted here. See more »

Quotes

Terry, USGS Crew: I have great taste in women! When have I ever steered you wrong?
Harry Dalton: What about Astrid?
Terry, USGS Crew: What about Astrid? I thought the two of you would have a lot in common. She said she was into rocks.
Harry Dalton: Crystals, Terry. Crystals. Not rocks. Crystals.
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Blue Moon Revisited
Written by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Margo Timmins, Michael Timmins
Performed by Cowboy Junkies
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Very good thriller
30 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Dante's Peak (1997) is one of those movies that puts you at the edge of your seat from start to finish. The movie stars Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. Brosnan plays a volcanologist who is sent to a small town in Washington State. He soon discovers that the dormant volcano for which the town was named after is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. He then tells the town's mayor (Hamilton) that Dante's Peak is in harm's way if the volcano erupts. It is only a matter of time before hell beaks loose in the Cascades. The visual effects are excellent and the acting is pretty good. This movie deserves ********* stars out of a perfect 10!!


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