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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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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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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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The lava was primarily made of methylcellulose, the thickening agent used in fast-food milkshakes. See more »

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The sunrise is actually a sunset. One can see the sun dropping. The sun actual would rise over mountains east of Los Angeles. See more »

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Amy: [calling Roark on his phone] How fast can you get to the corner of Wilshire and Western, we have a problem.
Roark: No, no. Not anymore. We have it stopped.
Amy: The volume of ash is too high to think that we're out of danger.
Roark: So, why did it just stop?
Amy: Well, maybe it didn't, maybe it went someplace else.
Roark: So, how do you know it didn't stop?
Amy: I don't. But what I do know is when Mount Saint Helens blew, the force was twenty seven thousand times greater then that of the Hiroshima bomb. Do you think that the vent ...
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Spoofed in South Park: Volcano (1997) See more »

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Written by James Newton Howard
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The Good & Bad Of 'Volcano'
10 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

BAD NEWS - Unlikeable female lead in Anne Hesch, who had too foul a mouth for me. Other irritating characters with stupid dialog. A predictable ending with the needlessly drawn out save-the-daughter scene trying for maximum suspense.

GOOD NEWS - Some awesome disaster scenes. Hollywood's special-effects just keep getting more awesome as the years go on. A fast-moving story that was just about the right length. A likable lead character played by Tommy Lee Jones.

Overall, a movie that keeps your attention but doesn't get your respect with the dumb dialog.


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