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Supervolcano (2005)

A volcano in Yellowstone Park suddenly erupts.

Director:

Tony Mitchell
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Riley ... Rick Lieberman
Gary Lewis ... Jock Galvin
Shaun Johnston ... Matt
Adrian Holmes ... Dave
Jennifer Copping ... Nancy
Rebecca Jenkins Rebecca Jenkins ... Wendy Reiss
Tom McBeath ... Michael Eldridge
Robert Wisden ... Kenneth Wylie
Susan Duerden ... Fiona Lieberman
Emy Aneke ... Johnson
Jane McLean ... Maggie Chin
Garwin Sanford ... Bob Mann (as Garwin Sandford)
Sam Charles Sam Charles ... William Lieberman
Kevin McNulty ... Joe Foster
Shelagh Mitchell Shelagh Mitchell ... Mother
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Storyline

Yellowstone is a park, but it's also the deadliest volcano on Earth. Beneath it, a sleeping 'dragon' is stirring. When an earthquake opens a crack for magma to seep through, other warning signs of an eruption start popping up, but they are ignored or dismissed as 'minor'. But when they learn an eruption will happen, panic breaks out through people of the USA and the world. This is a tale told from former Yellowstone scientists, who recall the final days before Yellowstone erupted, and everything changed forever. Written by Red Yoshi

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Taglines:

Beneath the beauty of Yellowstone Park, in the heart of America, a super eruption is stirring. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Action | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK | Italy | Germany | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supervolcano See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2020. See more »

Goofs

Many of the shots of things happening in the USA were actually from the Phillipines, Indonesia, Sumatra, etc. In particular, during the "ash is falling" news report, one shot shows the "Manila's Market Place" cinema, named on its own marquee. See more »

Quotes

Kenneth Wylie: It's volcanic ash, you can't go out there!
Richard 'Rick' Lieberman: When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, the people of Pompeii stayed in their homes, how do we know that Ken?
Kenneth Wylie: Because they were buried in volcanic ash.
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Featured in Screenwipe: Episode #1.3 (2006) See more »

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Surprisingly Good - the movie that "10.5" desperately wanted to be
10 April 2005 | by AmericanPanascopeSee all my reviews

I waited over a week to see this with not very high expectations - I was expecting a half- documentary, half-dramatized kind of thing. The Yellowstone SuperVolcano was something I had wanted to see a movie made about for years, this is finally it. Way better than that lame, horrible cliché-wracked turkey called "10.5" that NBC cranked out last year.

Although I had some gripes, I was overall impressed, specifically with the acting. This had cinema-quality performances that made it all the more believable. I was surprised by the magnitude of the visual effects, given that this was a TV movie. They were also of superb cinema quality.

The one thing I wanted to see which, alas, did not present itself, was the mass detonation of the entire Yellowstone region and the expulsion of a vast ocean of lava, as this is how I had pictured the Yellowstone super-eruption, and the actual geology of the area does show such immense layers of lava flows that come from a single eruption. This did not detract from my enjoyment of this film, though.

A surprisingly good production for television. 8/10.


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