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Volcano (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 25 April 1997 (USA)
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A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike Roark
... Dr. Amy Barnes
... Kelly Roark
... Emmit Reese
... Dr. Jaye Calder
... Police Lieutenant Ed Fox
... Norman Calder
... Gator Harris
... Stan Olber
... Kevin
Laurie Lathem ... Rachel
Bert Kramer ... L.A. Fire Chief
Bo Eason ... Bud McVie
... Terry Jasper (as James G. MacDonald)
... Roger Lapher
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Storyline

Something unspeakably chilling is ultimately starting to heat up at The City of Los Angeles! Beneath the famed La Brea Tar Pits, a raging volcano has formed, raining a storm of deadly fire bombs and an endless tide of white-hot lava upon the stunned city! Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of urban disaster and related injuries | See all certifications »

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25 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vulkan  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,581,740, 27 April 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,323,468

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,823,468
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Trivia

The role of Mike Roark was originally offered to Ed Harris and Bill Pullman. See more »

Goofs

People who have been injured in the eruption are sent to Cedars Sinai Hospital. However, ground zero of the eruption is next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, approximately 1.5 miles from Cedars Sinai. The hospital would certainly be evacuated because of its proximity to the center of the eruption. See more »

Quotes

Roark: [looking at the bodies on the ground at Macarthur park] Steam did that?
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Referenced in 'Team America': Miniature Pyrotechnics (2005) See more »

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Where the Day Takes You
Written by Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman and Maxine Lapiduss
Performed by Wendy & Lisa
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Television
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A good 'just sit down and watch' film
25 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'm not going to pretend that this movie is realistic. It isn't. But if you want to just sit down and watch a film with action, drama and entertaining characters, then this is the film for you.

Most disaster films are unrealistic, have no science behind them and if you think about them too much just get worse and worse. This movie is no exception. However, it is still a brilliant film if you want to sit down and not think too hard, or if you want to put a movie on without having to give it your full concentration. Personally, I think this film is great. There are better films out there, including better disaster films, but there are so many films that are ten times worse yet get better reviews. That's probably because they have better actors or are more realistic - but the job of a movie is to entertain, and this film does that brilliantly.


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