Mick Jackson (1997)

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Tommy Lee Jones plays the emergency chief attempting to save Los Angeles from molten lava in this taut, effects-laden disaster movie. Director Mick Jackson uses the simple suspense device of cross-cutting as the cast members go about their daily activities with magma bubbling menacingly just under LA's threatened streets. The digital special effects come into their own when the city is awash with rivers of fire and the urban destruction goes into overdrive. The result is a gripping and spectacular action fantasy in which MacArthur Park does indeed melt in the dark.


A river of molten lava spews from an erupting volcano onto the streets of Los Angeles, prompting the head of a crisis agency to team up with an intrepid scientist in a frantic and dangerous bid to save the city's residents. Disaster thriller, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Keith David and Don Cheadle.

Cast & Crew

Mike Roark Tommy Lee Jones
Dr Amy Barnes Anne Heche
Kelly Roark Gaby Hoffmann
Lt Ed Fox Keith David
Emmit Reese Don Cheadle
Dr Jaye Calder Jacqueline Kim
Norman Calder John Corbett
Stan Olber John Carroll Lynch
Director Mick Jackson
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Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violence and language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray