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Volcano (1997)

Cast: James M. Halty, James M. Halty, Chuck Picerni, Jr., more...
Director: Mick Jackson, Mick Jackson
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Action, Disaster Action
Running Time: 103 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Disaster visits jaded L.A. in the form of an underground volcano, not the big earthquake all the citizens expect. Shot on the largest set ever constructed in the U.S., in nearby Torrance, California, Volcano is a big-budget, special-effects-laden disaster movie with a standard plot. Tommy Lee Jones plays Mike Roark, a by-the-book emergency management director who is spending the weekend with his daughter, Kelly (Gaby Hoffmann), when the previously-unknown volcano blows. Sassy, brainy scientist Dr. Amy Barnes (Ann Heche) is the first to warn of the threat, which begins by sucking one of her co-workers into a steaming fissure. As the lava starts to spurt in red-hot fireballs, Kelly is injured, and Mike sends her to the hospital in order to attend to his duties, rescue citizens, and run the city's emergency response. Eventually, Roark and Barnes team up to battle the eruption while sparks of romantic attraction fly. ~ Michael Betzold, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Just another disister movie... by Emosjrny February 25, 2004 - 5:41 PM PST
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Produced during the second wave of Hollywood disaster movies (alongside "Twister", "Dante's Peaks" and others), "Volcano" works well as a suspenceful action thriller primarilly due to a creative and potent plotline, bombastic volcanic special FX and workable performances by the leads. If only some of the 90's disaster films had corny gimicks going for them like the 70's ones!




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