- Title: USA: 'DANTE'S PEAK' PREMIERES IN LOS ANGELES
- Date: 1st February 1997
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 1 AND 5, 1997) (RTV ) (MUST COURTESY UNIVERSAL PICTURES) * FILM CLIPS NOT FOR LIBRARY USE * (RTV) (FEBRUARY 5) "DANTE'S PEAK" POSTER AT PREMIERE RED CARPET AT THE FILM'S PREMIERE LINDA HAMILTON ARRIVES AND SPEAKS WITH THE MEDIA LINDA HAMILTON SAYS VOLCANOS BEGIN WITH A LOT OF SEISMIC ACTIVITY, IT'S SO UNPREDICTABLE (ENGLISH) PIERCE BROSNAN ARRIVES AND SPEAKS WITH THE PRESS 6 BROSNAN SAYS IT WAS A GAMBLE, THERE WAS A RACE ON, WE WON THE RACE (ENGLISH) ROGER DONALDSON ARRIVES AT THE PREMIERE ROGER DONALDSON SAYS HE WAS IMPRESSED WHEN HE VISITED MOUNT ST. HELENS AND I SAW THE SCALE OF WHAT THE DEVASTATION WAS WHEN THAT ERUPTED
- Embargoed: 16th February 1997 12:00
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES AND VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Topics: Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVACIUE110QSWE8UU1ORJ4GZ6Z64
- Story Text: Universal Studios is the first major Hollywood studio to rush a big budget volcano adventure film into theatres this year with the release of "Dante's Peak." But it won't be the last. Before the year's out, 20th Century Fox will have its own disaster movie, aptly titled "Volcano," in theatres around the United States.
"Dante's Peak" premiered in the United States last week, earning second spot in the box office behind Twentieth Century Fox's Star Wars reissue.
In "Dante's Peak," Pierce Brosnan stars as Harry Dalton, a volcanologist who travels to the small Pacific Northwest town of Dante's Peak to investigate seismic episodes in the area.
Expecting to find little other than routine rumblings common to the region, Dalton becomes alarmed by what he sees as evidence of the kind of activity that precedes a major eruption.
When his colleagues doubt his theories, Dalton enlists the aid of the town's mayor, Rachel Wando, played by Linda Hamilton. Though skeptical at first, Wando comes to believe his theory that the long-dormant mountain is about to become a destructive volcano.
With the Earth's clock racing against him, Dalton must defy the orders of his superiors, convince an unbelieving populace of the imminent danger and defeat the demons of his own tragic past before the towering mountain known as Dante's Peak unleashes its fury.
Pierce Brosnan became an international household name when he assumed the role of secret agent James Bond in the recent "Goldeneye," the highest-grossing 007 adventure to date.
Currently co-starring in Barbra Streisand's "The Mirror Has Two Faces" and Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks," Brosnan has also starred in the films "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Love Affair." Linda Hamilton created the role of Sarah Connor in James Cameron's "The Terminator." It's a role she reprised to great acclaim in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." She's also been seen on television in the series "Beauty and the Beast" and in the feature films "Mr. Destiny" and "Silent Fall." Hamilton will soon be in theatres opposite Charlie Sheen in "The Shadow Conspiracy." The visual effects for "Dante's Peak" were created by Digital Domain, the Oscar-nominated production company responsible for effects in films including "True Lies" and "Apollo 13." The 95 million dollar film was directed by New Zealand native Roger Donaldson and produced by Gale Anne Hurd, who worked on "The Terminator" and "Alien" series, as well as the recent hit "The Relic." Seismologist David Harlow served as the consulting volcanologist for the project.
He gave the film the thumbs up, calling it "very realistic".
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