|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Linda Timmerman, Keith David, Don Cheadle, Tommy Lee Jones, Gabby Hoffman, John Corbett, Anne Heche|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Aug 2003|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish|
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superb.......................By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 04 Jun 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]My family loved this film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche. It was filmed on location in Los Angeles and Torrance in California.
Mike Roark (played by Tommy Lee Jones), is a divorced Los Angeles emergency official who takes charge when a volcano grows out of the La Brea Tar Pits.
A river of lava flows down Wilshire Boulevard, through the Metro Red Line subway tunnel, and creates a fountain of lava next to the Beverly Centre shopping mall in Beverly Hills.
The lava destroys one subway train in the Red Line, kills the Metro chairman by melting him, burns cars, firemen, homes, and fire trucks, and burns down the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
It really is an action movie, full of suspense.
In spite of placing himself and his teenage daughter in danger, Mike decides to save the city by diverting the river of lava (with the help of demolition teams) into the concrete channel of Ballona Creek, which allows the lava to flow safely into the Pacific Ocean.
There is however a catch.... Amy (played by Anne Heche) reminds him that San Vicente Boulevard, does not slope in the direction which Mike thinks it does. It will instead flow the opposite direction -- right into the path of thousands of patients at Cedars Sinai Hospital.
So, Mike orders the demolition team to plant charges in both the street and the Beverly Centre. But as they do so, the lava hits a block on the Red Line subway and a massive geyser of lava erupts out of San Vicente Boulevard threatening the Beverly Center and its occupants.
Speed is of the essence, once the charges are planted, they are fired one by one, and the new 22-story Beverly Heights apartment building just across from the Beverly Center comes crashing down.
Does MIke save the hospital.....watch the film to find out.
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same old disaster film.By magicmatt (72 reviews) , 16 Jan 2013a watchable film, although very dated, Tommy Lee-Jones plods through his role well enough, but it's almost as if he is acting the role on his day off, as if it's all a chore. effects are good, but as another reviewer commented, some of the facts are a bit out there, bringing a whole building down in 20 mins using multiple explosives is a bit far fetched, and then managing to out-run the falling building....really! watch it for a nights entertainment when eastenders isn't on.
Ok if you have nothing else to do...By a customer , 03 Oct 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA watchable time-waster, when you have a couple of hours to spend and there's nothing else on. Personally I think Dante's Peak is a better film than this, one reason is that the science is quite bad in this, and also that many characters in this seem to be quite thick and unbelievable(what's this hot thick orange stuff coming out of the earth?!...), and some events in this seem a bit ridiculous(or more so than the rest of the film!) (building demolition in 20 minutes!?)...
But as I say, watch it if you a bit of time to waste and nothing else is on.
Good FilmBy NatalieRobertson20 (9 reviews) from Cumnock , 16 May 2009The disaster film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, and Don Cheadle is very exciting, action packed and full of suspense. I loved it and would watch it again. I would recomend it.
EntertainingBy a customer from Bury St. Edmunds , 25 Nov 2008Entertaining and exciting but on the unbelievable and over-done side for me.
It look like Lava!By a customer from UK , 24 Oct 2008Outstanding!
The idea of using trucks, cars and suddenly appearing highway divisions to divert a huge mass of Lava (that came from a lake) just sums up the daftness of this film.
Yet you'll love it - I did.
It's a real 'blast'