Dante's Peak

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Director:Roger Donaldson
Writer: Leslie Bohem
Director of Photography:Andrzej Bartkowiak
Editor:Howard Smith
Music:John Frizzell
Production Designer:Dennis Washington
Producers:Gale Anne Hurd and Joseph M. Singer
Universal; PG-13; 112 minutes
Cast:Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton

If Dante's Peak, the first of three blockbuster volcano movies to explode in theaters in 1997, is any indication of what's to come, moviegoers can expect an eruption of formulaic, cliché-ridden disaster flicks. Tipped off that there's trouble brewing in a mountain looming over Dante's Peak, Idaho, volcanologist Harry Dalton (Brosnan) travels to the picturesque town to investigate. Dalton finds time to flirt with the town's sexy mayor, Rachel Wando (Hamilton). Red-hot love and lava run wild.

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