Plot Synopsis by Michael Betzold
Disaster visits jaded L.A. in the form of an underground volcano, not the big earthquake all the citizens expect. Shot on the largest set ever constructed in the U.S., in nearby Torrance, California, Volcano is a big-budget, special-effects-laden disaster movie with a standard plot. Tommy Lee Jones plays Mike Roark, a by-the-book emergency management director who is spending the weekend with his daughter, Kelly (Gaby Hoffmann), when the previously-unknown volcano blows. Sassy, brainy scientist Dr. Amy Barnes (Ann Heche) is the first to warn of the threat, which begins by sucking one of her co-workers into a steaming fissure. As the lava starts to spurt in red-hot fireballs, Kelly is injured, and Mike sends her to the hospital in order to attend to his duties, rescue citizens, and run the city's emergency response. Eventually, Roark and Barnes team up to battle the eruption while sparks of romantic attraction fly.
Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle, Jacqueline Kim, Keith David, John Corbett, Michael Rispoli, John Carroll Lynch, Marcello Thedford, Laurie Lathem, Bert Kramer, Bo Eason, James MacDonald, Dayton Callie, Michael Cutt, Kevin Bourland, Valente Rodriguez, Sheila Howard, Gerry Black, Susie Essman, Lou Myers, Gareth Williams, Juan Gabriel Reynoso, Angela Albarez, Richard Penn, Jennifer Estlin, Mickey Cottrell, Darnell Suttles, Ken Kerman, Sal Rendino, Michael Manuel, Jared Thorne, Taylor Thorne, Richard Schiff, Brad Parker, Pete Kasper, Brian Markinson, Robert Wisdom, Katie Rich, Ceal Coleman, Phil Nee, Gary Cervantes, George Zaver, Marty Levy, Wayne Grace, John Bishop, Marcia del Mar, Mother Love, Kayli DeGregorio, Kelsi DeGregorio, Steven Maines, Josie Dapar, Joy Baggish, Ron Perkins, Todd Sible, Joshua Fardon, Catherine Schreiber, David Pressman, Danny Comden, Michael McGrady, Michole White, Steve MacLaughlin, Howard DuVall, Sam Alejan, Gary Kent James, Robert Tittor, John Perry Edson, David T. Mabowe, Ken Thomas, Eddie J. Low, Georganna Barry, Tom Crabson, Rick Rogers, Harvey Levin, Shepard Smith, Larry Carroll, Christopher Spinder, Penny Griego, Jeremy Thompson, Kerry Kilbride, Jennifer Bjorklund, Angie Crouch, Rick Garcia, Frank Buckley, Peter Trunk, Steve Edwards, Terry Anzur, Sasha Foo, Lonnie Lardner, Chris Myers, Michael Villani, Pat Lalama, Charles Perez, Paula Bond, Teresa Quevedo-Stoll, Sandra Clark, Leo Quinones, Rich Goldner, Alina Recasens, Juan Carlos González, Walter Richards, James Scott Hodson, Richard Saxton, Jere Laird, Sergio Urquidi, Luann Lee, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Dorothy Lucey, Jillian Barberie, Chris McWatt, Jane Wells, Jean Martirez, Karl T. Wright, Al Naipo, Andrea Wynn, Warren Olney, Takayuki Yamauchi, Bruce R. Orchid, Pina De Rosa, Mark Gantt, Glenn Soo Hoo, Scott McKinley, John Ward Nielsen, Paul Shottner
Video Codec: XviD - 560x320 - 838kbps - 23.976fps
Audio Codec: English MPG-1 Audio 3 2 channels - 192kbps
Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of urban disaster and related injuries.