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Fire from Below (2009)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 22 November 2009 (USA)
Digging at a nearby cave, a careless industrialist unearths a vein of pure base Lithium and inadvertently brings it to the surface, where the Lithium combusts when coming into contact with ... See full summary »

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Andrew Stevens, Jim Wynorski (as J.R. Mandish)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin Sorbo ... Jake Denning
GiGi Erneta ... Toni Nelson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maeghan Albach Maeghan Albach ... Dr. Karen Watkins
Chris Combs Chris Combs ... Floating Victim
Alex Cord ... General Mark 'Stonewall' Jackson
Pattie Crawford Pattie Crawford ... Sara
Jim Dougherty ... Jim Slater
Sue Evans Sue Evans ... Sue
Carl Freeman Carl Freeman ... Sergeant First Class Micheals
Burton Gilliam ... Bubba
James Hampton ... Griffith
James Wolford Hardin ... Sampson
Murray Holland Murray Holland ... John
Sequoia Houston ... Nyki Hudson
Kelly O'Neil Jackson ... Mickey Douglas
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Digging at a nearby cave, a careless industrialist unearths a vein of pure base Lithium and inadvertently brings it to the surface, where the Lithium combusts when coming into contact with water and begins to wreak havoc on the country side. Written by Anonymous

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The laws of nature have just been broken.

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Rated PG-13 for action violence and peril | See all certifications »
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English

Release Date:

22 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amenaza subterránea See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the scene where Col. Fielding is sending the team into the mine, his line was "I realize it's risky, son, but those are my orders". As an homage to the two stars of the film and the TV shows they appeared in, the line was changed to "It's never easy, son, but we have no choice." ("It's never easy" was a recurring line in Hercules (1998), and "We have no choice" is a recurring line in 24 (2001)) See more »

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The piece of wood which falls off the dock was obviously neither rotten nor burned to the point of weakness. To come off the dock as it did, the nails or screws had to be removed. See more »

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Another B-movie stinker from Jim Wynorski
29 March 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

FIRE FROM BELOW is a rubbishy disaster movie with a rubbishy story and some very bad script writing. Unsurprisingly, it was directed by Jim Wynorski, a man not known for the quality of his productions, although Andrew Stevens (the actor from '70s fare such as THE FURY) also plays a big part as producer and co-director and has a cameo as a TV journalist to boot.

The film sees a band of miners accidentally hitting a vein of liquid fire which has the ability to react with the air and cause some truly explosive disasters. Cue various scientists as they end up racing around the country and trying to figure out a way to stop the disaster from escalating. Inevitably there's a ruthless businessman trying to cover it all up. There are a couple of good CGI scenes here of the fire snaking through the air before attacking its victims, with the speedboat chase being my favourite moment, but for the most part this is a bore.

Inevitably some extraneous characters find themselves trapped underground and have to be rescued. Kevin Sorbo shows up as the hero and looks tired and stressed in equal measure. Maeghan Albach plays his girlfriend but the two stars share zero chemistry and she's a rubbish actress to boot. Alex Meneses, who is brought in for glamour value, is much better and should have had a more prominent role. B-movie actor Alex Cord shows up as a military character. That is all.


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