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A volcano in Yellowstone Park suddenly erupts.

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Tony Mitchell
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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
Jane McLean ... Maggie Chin
Sam Charles Sam Charles ... William Lieberman
Kevin McNulty ... Joe Foster
Emy Aneke ... Johnson
Garwin Sanford ... Bob Mann (as Garwin Sandford)
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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This is a true story. It just hasn't happened yet... See more »

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Супервулкан See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The film takes place in 2020. See more »

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In Cheyenne, Wyoming the characters take refuge in a military bunker. The title of the branch of service indicates USAAF, but it would only be listed as USAF. The airman in charge of the bunker is wearing a U.S. Marines uniform instead of the proper uniform worn by USAF airmen. See more »

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Richard 'Rick' Lieberman: I will brief FEMA. Before they evacuate the entire United States, they're going to want to know how big this thing is going to be!
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The BBCs has funding and it loves to show it
14 March 2005 | by Jenovas_child2904See all my reviews

The recent spate of educational, high budget, what if documentaries has culminated in what can basically be said as a Hollywood blockbuster with BBC values. Showing off special effect that although are impressive for a British TV program still look 5 years behind current technology. (Resident Evil anyone?) This said the interjection of fictional experts telling us directly what the science is behind the program and what we can expect is refreshing and is not patronising or smack in the face obvious as some of todays blockbusters. (Inderpendance Day, The Day After Tomorrow) The characters were at first were less stereotypical than the average but ultimately also less interesting although some great acting and casting all round. (I swear half the guest stars of Stargate SG1 appeared throughout the program) The main problem with Supervolcano and the thousands of what-could-happen-in-your-future docu-dramas is that the sheer amount of them conveys a sense that Armageddon can happen any second, especially with Smallpox 2001, The Day Britain Stood Still and any Horizon episode ever made. This leads the validity of the threat (in this case a bloody giant magma core underneath Yellowstone National Park) to be underplayed even if it is based on researched factual events.


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