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Dante's Peak (1997)

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A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Leslie Bohem
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Harry Dalton
Linda Hamilton ... Rachel Wando
Jamie Renée Smith ... Lauren Wando
Jeremy Foley ... Graham Wando
Elizabeth Hoffman ... Ruth
Charles Hallahan ... Paul Dreyfus
Grant Heslov ... Greg
Kirk Trutner ... Terry Furlong
Arabella Field ... Nancy
Tzi Ma ... Stan
Brian Reddy Brian Reddy ... Les Worrell
Lee Garlington ... Dr. Jane Fox
Bill Bolender ... Sheriff Turner
Carole Androsky Carole Androsky ... Mary Kelly (as Carol Androsky)
Peter Jason ... Norman Gates
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Storyline

Volcanologist Harry Dalton and mayor Rachel Wando of Dante's Peak try to convince the city council and the other volcanologists that the volcano right above Dante's peak is indeed dangerous. People's safety is being set against economical interests. Written by Rune Dahl Fitjar <rfitjar@online.no>

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The pressure is building... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and gore | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danteov vrh See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$116,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,479,435, 9 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,127,760

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,127,760
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Roger Donaldson had not met Pierce Brosnan before making this movie. He had seen Brosnan play James Bond in GoldenEye (1995), and the two got to know each other before filming on this movie commenced. See more »

Goofs

Though, it is true that volcanic activity can turn lakes and other bodies of water around the volcano acidic. But, the acid would not burn through the boat as quickly as depicted in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: Why look at the computer when you can look at the real thing?
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Pierce & Linda Gave a Great Performance
8 January 2006 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Decided to view this picture only because Pierce Brosnan was starring in the film and greatly enjoyed his acting skills besides his appearing as James Bond. Pierce Brosnan,(Harry Dalton),"The Matador",'05, has a bad experience with the death of his wife during a volcano eruption and stayed in his profession as a geologist. Harry discovers from his charts that their could very well be another volcano problem effecting a small popular town. Linda Hamilton,(Rachel Wando),"The Kid & I ",'05 is the mayor and store owner of this town, who has a boy and a girl and is divorced. A romantic spark happens between Linda and Harry and the story develops into a monster of a tale. There is plenty of good action and it really keeps you on the edge of your seats. Pierce & Linda gave outstanding performances and the photography was great through out the entire picture. Very Entertaining


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