Dante's PeakDirector: Roger Donaldson
Old Smokey develops a bad temper in this volcanic disaster spectacle. Harry Dalton (Pierce Brosnan) is a volcano expert whose interest became more than academic after he lost the woman he loved in a volcanic emergency. When he is sent to investigate unusual seismic activity in the quiet Pacific Northwest community of Dante's Peak, he discovers people boiled to death in the local hot spring and plant and animal life dying or displaying unusual illnesses near the city's supposedly dormant volcano. Harry becomes convinced that a major volcanic catastrophe is in the cards. Rachel Wando (Linda Hamilton), the town's mayor, is a single mother who also runs the local cafe, and now that Dante's Peak has been named one of the most desirable small towns in America, tourists have been flocking to the diner and other local businesses. While concerned with the safety of her community, Rachel takes a cynical view of Harry's warnings about the volcano; she has no desire to alarm either the town's residents or the wealthy visitors lining the city's pockets. Nevertheless, Harry tries to convince Rachel of the potential danger, as they begin to develop feelings for each other that are not strictly professional. The summer of 1997 was a big season for killer volcanoes at the movies, as Dante's Peak and Volcano opened within a few months of each other.
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- Universal Studios
- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Pierce Brosnan||Harry Dalton|
|Linda Hamilton||Rachel Wando|
|Charles Hallahan||Paul Dreyfus|
|Jamie Renee Smith||Lauren Wando|
|Jeremy Foley||Graham Wando|
|Brian Reddy||Les Worrell|
|Kirk Trutner||Terry Furlong|
|Louisa Bonnie||Set Decoration/Design|
|Digital Domain||Special Effects|
|Mary Finn||Set Decoration/Design|
|John Frizzell||Score Composer,Songwriter|
|David M. Haber||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ilona Herzberg||Executive Producer|
|James Newton Howard||Score Composer|
|Gale Anne Hurd||Producer|
|David MacMillan||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Marvin March||Set Decoration/Design|
|Patrick McClung||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Geoff Murphy||Associate Producer|
|Isis Mussenden||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Frank Pezza||Art Director|
|David Sardi||Asst. Director|
|George Simpson||Sound Editor|
|Joseph M. Singer||Producer|
|Howard E. Smith||Editor|
|Tom Targownik Taylor||Art Director|
|Dennis Washington||Production Designer|
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The minute this movie started in my science class, it's had action from the start! This movie is very riveting and keeps you at the edge of your seat! I recommend it to everyone! Enjoy!!!!!
Forget Brosnan doing the Bond thing. His role in this movie is wonderful and credible. Rent or buy this movie...
This movie is clearly the best movie ever! It is also really educational. It teaches you about volcanoes, as well as supplying an awesome movie!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definetly 5 star quality!!!!!!!!
This movie is awesome! It keeps you at the edge of your seat. It is scary at some times, but it is awesome! It is definetly 5 star quality!!!!!!!!! I could tell it when my teacher first popped it into the VCR in my science class! i encourage everyone to see it and buy it!!!!!!!!!!!
What an out standing movie it should be rated over just puny 5 *'s The effects are incredible I don't Know anyone that dos'nt like it.
this movie is so asome its filled with scenes that draw you into the movie.dantes peak is one of the top movies on my list and i would recommend that you go rent it.
Quite interesting, Um, beginning is a bit creepy but ya, good movie
I have been a long time lover of Movies and many people say I missed my calling as a Film Critic! This movie has always been one of my favorites. It is an on the "edge of your chair" type of movie! From the first part where the character played by Pierce Brosnan looses his first wife in a volcano that hit before he could get them out to safety, all the way to the end when he is responsible for saving the children of the character played by Linda Hamilton, and her, it keeps you enthralled! The way the story unravels is a true credit to the writers of this script. They, along with Pierce and Linda shows how Mother Nature plays a part in all our lives! It will be sure to be watched for years to come by movie lovers everywhere!