Dante's Peak is a 1997 American disaster thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley, and Grant Heslov, the film is set in the fictional town of Dante's Peak where the inhabitants fight to survive a volcanic eruption from a long dormant stratovolcano that has suddenly woken up. The film was released on February 7, 1997, under the production of Universal Pictures and Pacific Western Productions. Despite mostly negative reviews, it was a box office success and has since gained a cult following among disaster film aficionados.
In 1993, USGS volcanologist Dr. Harry Dalton and his partner, Marianne, attempt to escape Galeras's eruption in Colombia. In the escape a piece of debris kills Marianne.
|editor||Conrad Buff IV Howard E. Smith Tina Hirsch|
|genre||adventure drama thriller western|
|keywords||abandoned mine attempt to escape caldera closing credits colombia credit dead tree deserted town distress radiobeacon dormant dormant volcano eat even explore forced to drive help hot spring injured lahar lava flow morning national guard pyroclastic flow read rescue team river search and rescue set up spring stratovolcano the national turn united states geological survey usgs volcanologist wash water supply|
|musicBy||James Newton Howard|
|producer||Gale Anne Hurd Joseph M. Singer|