One escapes and survives, but is severely burned on one side of his face. Although the film used extensive special effects, it failed to receive any award nominations from mainstream motion picture organizations for its production merits. Roark and his daughter become separated as she is injured when a lava bomb sputters and burns her leg, and she is taken to by Dr. Heche simply fits into the 'I hate it when I'm right' expert without really bringing more than competence to the role, while Hoffmann simply tries to find trouble to get into anytime the film dips. This isn't the kind of film where it's worth waiting for the video tape — it's too big and brash, and demands the speakers and atmosphere of a state-of-the-art theater. The script is weak and cannot wait until the lava flows but even then struggles to make it exciting, throwing specific near misses at us again and again to keep us interesting.
It can't make us care. This is a surprisingly cheesy disaster epic. Recording artists and among others, contributed songs to the music listing. Roark escapes from the wreckage with Kelly and the young child still alive. For 1997 as a whole, the film would cumulatively rank at a box office performance position of 39. They manage to save everyone, but Olber notices that the train driver is still missing and goes back; he finds the driver alive but unconscious, just as the lava reaches the train and begins to flow underneath it.
A film this technically clever can't get away with patronizing and familiar genre cliches. At its widest distribution in the United States, the film was screened at 2,777 theaters. It was commercially distributed by 20th Century Fox. The need to turn the drama into a specific story around Roark means that it occasionally forces him and his into unlikely dangerous positions that require them to be inches away from the action; this is not convincing and at times just feels like overkill, sucking any real tension out of the film. The film soldiers on, unsure of how it can keep raising the stakes while remaining plausible it doesn't! At that point, the lava reaches the dead end of the Subway tunnel extension, and explodes out of the ground in a massive geyser. The plan is successful, and the lava flows directly to the ocean. To prove this, Barnes and Roark lower a video camera into the tunnel to watch it, only for the camera to be incinerated by a fast-moving flow of lava.
While taking samples, a more powerful earthquake strikes, and Rachel is killed when she falls into the crack that is later engulfed by a rush of the hot gases, while a subway train derails underground, and power is knocked out across the city. Roark, Barnes, and police lieutenant Ed Fox devise a plan to stack at the intersection of and , creating a to pool the lava as helicopters dump water on it to form a crust, making the operation a success. The sound effects in the film were supervised by Christopher Boyes. Expert Dr Amy Barnes believes that magma may be coming up to the surface of the earth and causing the events but, would you believe it, nobody buys it. So far so formula, and so it all continues. Better known as 'that other volcano movie of 1997', this film gets out the disaster movie handbook and follows it step by step. Through Roark's direction, explosives are used to create channels in the street to divert the flow of lava into , which will later flow into the , but Barnes realizes that the street is sloping in the opposite direction and instead the lava would flow directly towards the injured patients, much to the displeasure of Roark and Fox.
Reese shows up with the family dog Max, along with a call from the on how to rebuild the city. Without much real excitement the film just piles on the special effects and, unfortunately, these look dated with some poor back projection failing to really cut the mustard. Roark devises another plan to demolish a twenty-two story condominium building to block the lava's path from flowing towards the medical area and the rest of the. Jones' fierce, unflagging portrayal helps us accept Roark not only as the man to save L. Nobody that is, until the tar pits overflow and start to pour lava onto the streets, destroying everything in its path.
Moments later, a newly formed underground volcano erupts from the tar pits, and begins to flow freely down Wilshire Boulevard, incinerating everything in its path, including Roark's , and an fire truck downed by a lava bomb, killing two inside. It's said that Volcano cost a lot more than , a competing volcano movie released two months ago, but it doesn't look it. Volcano explores civil viewpoints, such as awareness, evacuation and crisis prevention. It was also met with mixed critical reviews before its initial screening in cinemas. They discover the crack in the ground that released the gases earlier. Barnes later theorizes that the magma is still flowing underground through the , and calculates that the main eruption will occur at the end of the line at the near Cedars-Sinai.
Roark then spots Kelly nearby, trying to retrieve a small boy who wandered off, putting them in the direct path of the collapsing building. Various filming sites included , and the. Michael Roark, the head of the city's , insists on coming to work to help out with the crisis, although he has been on vacation with his daughter Kelly. Gator and the officer sacrifice their lives to detonate the final explosive charge. His associate, Emmit Reese, notes that the quake caused no major damage, but seven utility workers are later burned to death in a storm drain at. The hokey disaster drama features towering plumes of smoke, a splendid display of fireworks and brimstone, and rivers of molten magma, but I'll be darned if there's a burning mountain.
They are nearly burned alive and barely escape when hot gases suddenly spew out of a crack in the concrete lining and flood the tunnel. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Jerome Armstrong and Billy Ray. The cast try hard to convince us that they are real people in real danger but even the talent involved cannot do much more than put on grim faces and soldier on. During that first weekend in release, the film opened in first place beating out the films and. It is not enhanced for widescreen televisions. A few minutes later, while in the Red line metro tunnel, the passengers in the derailed subway train are exposed to severe heat and toxic gases, which causes them all to eventually lose consciousness. The was coordinated and supervised by Dale Ettema and Mat Beck.
The mixing of the sound elements were orchestrated by Jim Tanenbaum and Dennis Sands. The next morning, at around 5:15 A. We'll get to you as soon. The film features , , and. But there's no mistaking this as anything but a blockbuster trying to get a running jump on competition like and. A host of characters is introduced in the opening scenes, but Volcano doesn't know what to do with them. I'm talking about people's houses, and you're over here saving museums.