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Volcano

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 1997
  • Mick Jackson
  • 99 mins
  • 12

Summary

Disaster thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche. When an underground explosion kills several construction workers who are building a tunnel in Los Angeles, a team of seismologists investigates and discovers that volcanic activity is threatening to destroy the city.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Mike RoarkTommy Lee Jones
Dr Amy BarnesAnne Heche
Kelly RoarkGaby Hoffmann
Emmit ReeseDon Cheadle
Dr Jaye CalderJacqueline Kim
Lieutenant Ed FoxKeith David
Norman CalderJohn Corbett
Gator HarrisMichael Rispoli
Stan OlberJohn Carroll Lynch
HaskinsRichard Schiff
OEM stafferRobert Wisdom

Crew

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DirectorMick Jackson

Details

Released on
1997-10-03
Languages
English | German | Spanish
Guidance
Edited for violence and language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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