VOLCANO (Theatrical Release USA 1997)


Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì 

Volcano—believable, realistic—works with good special effects and a casting mix that seems comfortable and at ease in their assigned roles and with each other. Tommy Lee Jones and Don Cheadle drive the story. This movie is a very good example of a lower grade, good to fair script that the cast takes and makes the end product better than it had the potential to be. That is called movie making and it has been done well here. The cast made a substantial presentation that is not only worth watching but deserves its place in the home video library when one is desiring a good disaster movie. This movie works its theme well.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


A volcano erupts in Los Angeles and creates mayhem and destruction. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Mick Jackson for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Neal Moritz and Andrew Davis for making the film possible. Cast includes: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle, and Keith David. 

Buy a ticket
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Yes. This disaster movie stands above its genre and becomes a terrific, worth-watching film. It would make a good movie to add to the home video library. It is so well presented that it somehow works almost all the way around.

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