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Disaster film starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton.

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If there's a volcano, I'm in (not literally).

  • Dec 11, 2008
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I used to absolutely love Dante's Peak because I went through a period of childhood where I was truly obsessed with volcanoes. I read about them all the time and had even bookmarked dozens "volcano-cams" in Internet Explorer. I still love volcanoes, but not to the degree where I check volcano-cams 30 times a day.

Dante's Peak came out at the height of my obsession and I fell in love. I remember the agonizing 6 months between seeing it in theatres and buying it on VHS. But as I got older, I realized the acting wasn't all that great, and there were pretty significant plot holes here and there. But nonetheless, it's a pretty scientifically-accurate disaster movie (far better than Volcano in that regard) that does a good job depicting how a powerful volcanic eruption could wreak havoc on nearby towns. Plus, it's nice to see Pierce Brosnan in a non-killing role for once.

In sum, it ain't that great but is worth it if you want to see some cool Hollywood effects and learn more about nature's destructive capabilities.

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February 01, 2009
Definitely one of the best disaster flicks, plus it had Pirce Brosnan! Who could ask for more than tht?
 
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Dante's Peak is a disaster film that portrays the effects of a massive volcanic eruption on a fictitious small town in the Pacific Northwest. Released February 1997, several months before Volcano, the film won praise in the scientific community for scientific accuracy. Dante's Peak was written by Leslie Bohem and directed by Roger Donaldson, and grossed over $178 million worldwide, despite having been a domestic box office failure and receiving negative reviews.
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Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: February 7, 1997
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 109 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures
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