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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.

Director:

Mick Jackson

Writers:

Jerome Armstrong (story), Jerome Armstrong (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Mike Roark
Anne Heche ... Dr. Amy Barnes
Gaby Hoffmann ... Kelly Roark
Don Cheadle ... Emmit Reese
Jacqueline Kim ... Dr. Jaye Calder
Keith David ... Police Lieutenant Ed Fox
John Corbett ... Norman Calder
Michael Rispoli ... Gator Harris
John Carroll Lynch ... Stan Olber
Marcello Thedford ... Kevin
Laurie Lathem ... Rachel
Bert Kramer ... L.A. Fire Chief
Bo Eason Bo Eason ... Bud McVie
James MacDonald ... Terry Jasper (as James G. MacDonald)
Dayton Callie ... 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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L.A. Erupts in 1997 See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The cell phone that Gator Harris gives Kelly Roark to talk with her father is a Motorola DynaTAC, commonly nicknamed "brick phone". The cell phone used by Mike Roark is a Motorola StarTAC, and the first flip phone created. See more »

Goofs

When the train conductor comes out to check on the passengers, he is wearing his conductor hat. But when Stan finds him later, the hat is not on his head. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Roark: [in the car] I wanna go home.
Roark: We're going to the safest place in town, baby, I promise.
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Alternate Versions

To attract more viewers the German theatrical version was cut to receive a "Not under 12" rating. The German video release contains the complete version and is rated "Not under 16". See more »

Connections

Spoofed in South Park: Volcano (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love L.A.
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Disappointing
10 June 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

A blockbuster with a colossal budget of $90 million according to IMDb, but everything rhymes with cheapness: the dialog, the script, the plot twists, the soundtrack, ... It looks like a tv movie we may watch during a rainy Saturday afternoon, with a bad cold.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Volcano See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,581,740, 27 April 1997

Gross USA:

$49,323,468

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,823,468
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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