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Dante's Peak (1997)

Director:
Roger Donaldson
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Disaster
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Dante's Peak
RUNNING TIME
109 minutes
Producer:
Gale Anne Hurd
Joseph Singer
Screenwriter:
Leslie Bohem


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Harry Dalton Pierce Brosnan
Rachel Wando Linda Hamilton
Paul Dreyfus Charles Hallahan ½
Lauren Wando Jamie Renée Smith
Graham Wando Jeremy Foley
Greg Grant Heslov
Stan Tzi Ma

 

Review

Utterly formulaic, full of exaggerations and implausible events, and with mostly stereotypical characters. Still, Dante's Peak is head and shoulders superior to its thematical and contemporal counterpart, Volcano. Compared to Mick Jackson's film, this is Schindler's List. Donaldson actually shows interest in the technical aspects of the film's theme, and the film never runs out of thematical interest. Brosnan and Hamilton initially look like an odd couple, but the latter's performance justifies their relationship, and the drama improves as the film progresses. Like the better films of the genre, Dante's Peak is suspenseful and sentimental till kingdom come.

Copyright © 4.2.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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