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Volcano
Volcano
Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle, Jacqueline Kim
Director: Mick Jackson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     1999     1hr 44min

Something unspeakably chilling is heating up The City of Angels. Beneath the famed La Brea Tar Pits, a raging volcano pushes to the surface, raining a storm of deadly fire bombs and an endless tide of white-hot lava upon t...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle, Jacqueline Kim
Director: Mick Jackson
Creators: Andrew Z. Davis, Lauren Shuler Donner, Martha R. Cotton, Michael Fottrell, Neal H. Moritz, Billy Ray, Jerome Armstrong
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/09/1999
Original Release Date: 04/25/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 04/25/1997
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 3
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Juan G. from AURORA, IL
Reviewed on 9/25/2014...
Really good movie I do recommend it.
Diana L. (ptomom) from SULTAN, WA
Reviewed on 8/14/2013...
An utterly ridiculous movie that will have you laughing, cringing and eye-rolling throughout. It's over-the-top, over-emoting actors work hard to save a silly premise, and they sort of do as they make it a camp masterpiece.
Seeing as a volcano threatening LA isn't quite enough drama, the writers felt they needed to shoehorn in (no, too subtle, make that sledgehammer in) a message about racism partway through the movie.
Great movie for a MSTK3000-type party with friends!
Cameron T. from SPARTA, MI
Reviewed on 4/15/2011...
Action packed. I love this movie. The thing that makes it so cool is that it is such an out there idea, and that is fun. I mean come on a volcano suddenly popping up in the middle of a city. Hey watch it though you won't be sorry. I never am. Ya thats right This one can be watched over and over and still be interesting.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Tina E. from AFFTON, MO
Reviewed on 1/12/2011...
Tommy Lee Jones stars in a fast-paced drama about the resistance to warnings of a possible volcano in Los Angeles, and the ensuing race to prevent loss of life when the volcano actually erupts. It takes a whole town pulling together to control total devastation from Mother Nature.

Movie Reviews

Better than that other volcano movie with James Bond ;)
Josh DeLapp | Arizona, United States | 11/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've watched this movie dozens of times, the first being at an ampitheater in Indiana on a cold fall day. I hadn't heard of it before but the tickets were free, so I checked it out. Wow! What a movie! I couldn't believe it, the entire time I was sitting on the edge of my seat, I left with no fingernails at all. All the actors were just terriffic, especially Tommy Lee Jones, who just adds flair to any film he's in. I'm not sure where people get off saying that this movie is too fantastical, either. As they say in the film, one day in Mexico a man saw a smoking fissure in his field; the next day there was a volcano growing there. That story is completely true, and it's happened repeatedly throughout the world. Why couldn't it happen in LA, the most geologically unstable major city? That's like saying that an earthquake can never hit New York City because it just can't happen. And as the current quote on the page said, you can't fight nature? The techniques used in Volcano are used constantly in Iceland and Greenland, which are all highly geologically unstable places with many volcanos. Anywho :) off my soapbox, if you've got a second, check this out on a large TV with a huge sound system! And skip that Dante's whatever, Volcano is the bomb... literally."
Volcano
Kelly | Littleton, Colorado | 03/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1997 there were two eagerly anticipated volcano movies released. Dante's Peak was more of a blockbuster hit, but not very accurate from a geologist's standpoint. Volcano was more realistic and accurate. It was nice to see a disaster movie depicted as it would naturally happen.

Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche were wonderful to watch!
"
Wow.
Kevin Donnelly | Cambridge, MA | 12/17/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

""But I'm lava...what beats that?" a child says during a game of 'rock, paper, scissors' after having witnessed the nearly instantaneous creation of a volcano in the middle of Los Angeles.That line must be the greatest single piece of dialogue in movie history. But don't worry -- I didn't give anything away. There are plenty of gems like that throughout the film.This is the type of movie you go into not expecting much; I was not disappointed! Just sit back, and feel the brain cells melt away!"