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PG-13| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Volcanologist Harry Dalton (Pierce Brosnan) and Mayor Rachel Wando (Linda Hamilton), finally convince the unbelieving populace that the big one is about to hit and that they need to evacuate immediately, only to discover her two children have gone up the mountain to get their grandmother. With Earth's clock racing against them, they must rescue the kids and grandma before the volcano explodes in a fury of flame and ash a million times more powerful than an atomic bomb.

Cast: Pierce Brosnan , Linda Hamilton , Charles Hallahan , Grant Heslov , Elizabeth Hoffman , Jamie Renée Smith , Jeremy Foley , Arabella Field

Director: Roger Donaldson

Genres: Action, Thriller, Adventure

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Dante's Peak (1997)

Release Date: February 7th, 1997|1 hr. 48 min.

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  • Approximately the last hour of Dante's Peak is made up of action scenes, and how well one likes computer-generated destruction will determine how well one likes the movie. show more

  • Older youngsters not threatened by PG-13 levels of intensity might pester Mom and Dad to let them see this cinematic fluff-head. For everyone else, it simply is what it is -- which, despite a budget that could feed Star Wars' Jabba the Hutt for life, isn't very much. [07Feb1997 Pg 04.D] show more

  • Dante's Peak, written by Leslie Bohem and directed by Roger Donaldson, follows the disaster formula so faithfully that if you walk in while the movie is in progress, you can estimate how long the story has to run. That it is skillful is a tribute to the filmmakers. show more

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  • May 11, 2011 Sweetrose
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    Many viewers enjoy a film with action and thrills.This flick is amazing,in that one finds both! We find small natural occurrences in this pacific northwest town of Dante\'s Peak. Pierce Brosnan (Mrs. Doubtfire fame) plays Henry,the male hero.He and neighbor Rachel (Hamilton of the Terminator series),work against time to save their precious town from the volcano its residents live under.Man cannot help but think of the sad storms and natural earthquakes that have recently destroyed the environment and killed thousands.Like in a similar film Volcano(Jones and Heche drama),humanity becomes a precious treasure to save and honor.Unfortunately,it is important to keep in mind that Mother nature may have some wicked plans we must heed and listen to.She is a sly fox that we do sometimes manage to win a war against.Cheers and bravo to Hamilton,Brosnan, and the cast!

  • March 26, 2010 Monikachenyj
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    good

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