10 user 8 critic

Miami Magma (2011)

TV-14 | | Action, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 1 December 2011
Follows prodigy vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini and her sister Emily as they attempt to blow the whistle on an illegal oil drilling scheme before it sets off the eruption of a super-volcano directly beneath Miami.


Todor Chapkanov


Declan O'Brien


Learn more

More Like This 

Storm War (2011)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Washington haunting series of weather disasters, devastating the city. Two brothers - sons of a recognized scientist and meteorologist - begin an investigation to explain the unexpected attacks of nature.

Director: Todor Chapkanov
Stars: Jason London, Wes Brown, Gary Grubbs
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Thomas Gibson, Nancy McKeon, Chandra West
Alien Tornado (TV Movie 2012)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Extraterrestrials appear as destructive "electrical tornadoes" on Earth.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Stacey Asaro, Marcus Lyle Brown, Claire Conti
Monsterwolf (TV Movie 2010)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A group of people who represent an oil company find new ground to drill for oil but then accidentally unleash a wolf-like creature. The creature wrecks havoc in the town and can only be stopped by the last surviving native American.

Director: Todor Chapkanov
Stars: Leonor Varela, Robert Picardo, Marc Macaulay
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Los Angeles is about to be hit by a devastating earthquake, and time is running out to save the city from imminent danger.

Director: David Gidali
Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Kristen Dalton, Chasty Ballesteros
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A devastating earthquake hits New York City, with survivors left fighting for their lives amongst the ruins.

Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sharon Lawrence, Charles S. Dutton
Copperhead (TV Movie 2008)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Small town in the Wild West is attacked by poisonous snakes.

Director: Todor Chapkanov
Stars: Brad Johnson, Keith Stone, Brad Greenquist
Collision Earth (TV Movie 2011)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

When the sun converts to a magnetar for a short time, the planet Mercury is thrown out of orbit (along with a spaceship exploring it) and set on a collision course for Earth. Can a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller
Stars: Kirk Acevedo, Diane Farr, Chad Krowchuk


Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Adair Anna Adair ... Reporter #1
Stacey Asaro ... Shauna
Cleavant Derricks ... Ray Miller
Joseph Diaz Joseph Diaz ... Nelson
Miles Doleac ... Butch Sanderson
Brad Dourif ... Jacob Capilla
J.D. Evermore ... Dr. Brad Turner
Griff Furst ... Brandon Rice
Lo Graham ... Student / Tennis Player (as Lauren Graham)
Rachel Hunter ... Antoinette Vitrini
Mayra Leal ... Becky
Lawrence LeJohn Lawrence LeJohn ... Colonel Anderson
Hector Machado ... Mayor Alvarez
Bryan Massey ... Police Chief Michaels
Wallace Merck ... Board Member


Follows prodigy vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini and her sister Emily as they attempt to blow the whistle on an illegal oil drilling scheme before it sets off the eruption of a super-volcano directly beneath Miami.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Action | Sci-Fi


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

1 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swamp Volcano See more »

Filming Locations:

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bullet Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


In one of the shots of the aftermath of the destruction, a corpse lying in the street moves its fingers. See more »


References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Non exactly erupting with excitement about this movie!
7 June 2015 | by mcguin71See all my reviews

Miami Magma, or whichever of the apparently numerous titles this film goes by, isn't a particularly bad movie in itself however it has flaws that simply can't be overlooked.

OK so it's a somewhat generic low budget disaster movie but that should really only be an excuse for few or ineffectual special effects. In contrast it certainly doesn't mean you can automatically get away with poor scripts and acting, both of which are in abundant supply here.

The movie starts with the loss of an Oil Rig off the Florida coast. Now in reality this would cause great consternation to all involved and a major and long running intervention by local, state and government departments (and probably a good deal of international attention too)? Apparently not though and apart from a few questions at a press conference it is quickly excused and forgotten. This isn't twisting reality for the sake of the movie, rather its ignoring it completely as it would just slow things down and complicate the writing task.

So all is clear for the Evil Corporation to bulldoze their plans through and hit trouble - and disaster. No problem in theory, however the bad guys are simply wooden and ridiculous, and Imo this is down to both poor writing and bad acting. I point much of the blame on Cleavant 'Sliders' Derricks who is simply awful, and Wallace Merck, and...well all the baddies!!! In contrast the good guys are a fairly decent overall, although I am getting somewhat tired of the lead roles being both Intelligent & Supermodel material...but maybe that's just what Hollywoodesque scientists are nowadays. But putting this one gripe aside they are at least far from cringe worthy, and maybe even fair to say above average for the SyFy movie universe. However one cannot balance the other entirely and so overall its a thumbs down on the casting account too.

The story as a whole follows a somewhat predictable routine once you've gotten past the shoddy beginning. There a definite lack of the big Volcano effects one would usually expect, and for some odd reason even the low tech, low budget magma and lava is kept to an absolute minimum. For a disaster movie it sure does seem to minimise the actual disasters!

So how do I rate the movie??? I initially wanted to add a few points because or the decent good guys, however immediately these and more were knocked off by the terrible baddies who ruined any scene they were in. And the SFX...well there really weren't many to speak of so that doesn't help either. What finally made the difference as to which aside of average the score would fall was the apparent apathy of the authorities from beginning to end (The Major and a few National Guard is all they could muster!?!). If they don't care why should I?

4/10...lazy writing, lazy (bad guy) acting

Ps. If you want a similar film bit done not only with bigger budget but also better writing, standards and definitely better all round acting then stick to Volcano or Dantes Peak, neither of which are classics but still offer a better experience without the bad-bad guys making you throwing your popcorn at the screen!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed