Dante's Peak

Movies, Action and adventure
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The first of 1997's two volcano movies acquits itself well in the spectacle department, but its colourless characters, dwarfed from the outset by a computer-generated peak, finally get lost among the deadly emissions. There's a familiar feel to the film's Jaws-like set-up, with Brosnan's intuitive volcanologist predicting imminent catastrophe while local councillors insist there's no need for panic. As an exercise in disaster-movie logistics, this is on a par with Twister, although the jaw-dropping SFX are far more varied and genuinely terrifying.

By: NF

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Director: Roger Donaldson
Screenwriter: Leslie Bohem
Cast: Charles Hallahan
Jeremy Foley
Linda Hamilton
Pierce Brosnan
Elizabeth Hoffman
Jamie Renée Smith