Harry Dalton is one of the most experienced geologists in the United States Geological Survey (USGS), 4 years after he lost his girlfriend, Marian to a volcanic eruption in Columbia. He receives a call from his boss, Paul Dryfus to check on a Cascades volcano called Dante's Peak. While the town of the same name is celebrating their accomplishment to be number 2 on the most wanted place to live in the country, he meets Rachael Wando, the mayor of the town and owns a small business of food and drinks, while Harry is checking on Dante's Peak he notices tress, animals and even people had died recently near the volcano, he wants to put Dante's Peak on alert, but people, even his boss could not listen to him because of no real evidence. For a week, the volcano was not overly active, but then the activity began to increase, just as the town was on alert, Dante's Peak erupts. Harry, Rachael and her kids must traverse through, ash that falls like rain, lava, acid lakes and a eruption cloud to escape from the volcano.
Pierce Brosnan ... Harry Dalton
Linda Hamilton ... Rachel Wando
Charles Hallahan ... Paul Dreyfus
Jamie Renée Smith ... Lauren Wando
Jeremy Foley ... Graham Wando