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Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997)

A USGS scientist attempts to convince his boss and the residents of Angel Falls, California that a nearby volcano is about to erupt.

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Graeme Campbell

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Merrill H. Karpf (story) (as Merrill Karpf), Donna Ebbs (story) | 3 more credits »
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Dan Cortese ... Peter Slater
Cynthia Gibb ... Kelly Adams
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Lynda Boyd ... Maureen
Colin Cunningham ... Stan Sinclair
Micah Gardener ... Jason
John Novak ... Corben
Kendall Cross ... Beth
Jano Frandsen Jano Frandsen ... Bill Webb
April Telek ... Brenda Webb
William deVry ... David
Kerry McPherson Kerry McPherson ... Sheryn
Tasha Simms ... Dr. Osborne
Jonathan Walker ... Steven Halpern
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A USGS scientist attempts to convince his boss and the residents of Angel Falls, California that a nearby volcano is about to erupt. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Rated PG for disaster action and peril, and mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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Fire on the Mountain See more »

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Dolby

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1.33 : 1
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Rather similar to contemporaneous TV-film "Volcano: Fire On The Mountain
26 February 2010 | by kovalanSee all my reviews

I saw the TV-movie I mentioned when I was in Dallas (PRIOR to release of "Dante's Peak"). The plots of the two are rather similar: (1) both cases, a long-inactive volcano in a nice spot suddenly starts showing signs of activity (2) both cases, there is love-interest connexion with the volcano and vulcanologist (3) both cases, bickering vulcanologist and woman have to do the actual work to handle the eruption (4) obviously, both cases must have unrealistic solution ("Fire on the Mountain", the solution was to set off ACTUAL avalanche to counteract what vulcanologist described as "liquid avalanche"; I didn't see "Dante's Peak" to comment on the solution, other than it being unrealistic--as it oft is in movies).


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