Universal/Western Pacific (Gale Anne Hurd
& Joseph M. Singer)
USA 🇺🇸 1997
W: Leslie Bohem
DP: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Ed: Howard Smith, Conrad Buff & Tina
Mus: John Frizzell & James Newton
PD: Dennis Washington
Pierce Brosnan (Dr. Harry Dalton), Linda
Hamilton (Mayor Rachel Wando), Charles Hallahan (Dr. Paul Joseph Dreyfus), Grant Heslov (Greg), Elizabeth Hoffman (Grandma Ruth)
A natural disaster version of Jaws, in which a
vulcanologist warns a town of an impending eruption but the townsfolk won't listen until it's too late.
It's slightly better than the similarly-themed
Volcano (qv), released the same year and features a wonderful family moment when a little old lady is melted away by a sea of volcanic acid and not even James Bond himself can
As far as disaster movies go, it isn't
terrible, but it's not great either, nor is it particularly memorable.