When Time Ran Out

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Well, there's this island in the Pacific where maverick oil-driller Newman hits the black stuff, much to the delight of Franciscus, screwy scion of the island's ruling family. A wooden effigy of Holden jets in with Bisset, summoned by Franciscus to locate one of his luxury hotels there. Bisset was mean to Newman, so he glowers at her. Franciscus' daddy was mean to him, so he glowers at daddy's portrait. Holden suspects Franciscus of telling whoppers about the future intentions of the island's volcano, so he glowers. (The subsidiary characters glower a lot too). Amid all the tension, the volcano blows its stack. 'Is anything wrong?' someone asks. 'No, nothing's wrong' says someone else. Something is very wrong. There's a tidal wave and an earthquake, flaming balls of fire and a menacing lava flow, and Newman decides to get the hell out with the major stars. A real movie disaster, scripted by Carl Foreman and Stirling Silliphant.

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Duration: 121 mins

Cast and crew

Director: James Goldstone
Screenwriter: Carl Foreman, Stirling Silliphant
Cast: Paul Newman
Jacqueline Bisset
William Holden
Red Buttons
Valentina Cortese
Burgess Meredith
Ernest Borgnine
James Franciscus
Veronica Hamel
Barbara Carrera
Edward Albert
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