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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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Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Leslie Bohem
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Cast

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 Brian Reddy ... Les Worrell
Lee Garlington ... Dr. Jane Fox
Bill Bolender 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danteov vrh 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, Wide Release

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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Trivia

(At around twenty minutes) When Paul (Charles Hallahan), Greg (Grant Heslov), Terry (Kirk Trutner), Stan (Tzi Ma), and Nancy (Arabella Field) arrive in Dante's Peak, Stan comments that the residents of the town must feel cozy by the mountain, and Nancy remarks "Yeah! Just like Pompeii." A nod to the historic volcanic disaster of the Roman city of Pompeii, near Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of commune of Pompei, on August 24, 79 A.D. When the entire city was wiped out, when the nearby volcano, Mount Vesuvius, erupted, and sixteen thousand people were killed. See more »

Goofs

Just before the freeway collapses we see a window from the city hall shatter, but when the Chevy Blazer falls of the on ramp we see that the window is intact. See more »

Quotes

Harry Dalton: I've always been better at feeling out volcanoes than people and politics.
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Referenced in Home Bound (2014) See more »

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Great then, still great now!
30 December 2017 | by egg_eganSee all my reviews

First watched Dante's Peak when it was released in 1997 and as a kid thought it was brilliant. Just watched it again and I have to say, wow. It is a great film, full of entertainment and action. Yes it is cheesy at times and bits are a bit far fetched e.g. driving over lava, but putting that a side it is a fantastic film.


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