Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, Harry, the mayor and the townspeople find themselves fighting for their lives amid a catastrophic nightmare.
- genus: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
- Studio: Universal Pictures, Pacific Western
- keyword: helicopter, small town, mayor, evacuation, motel, lava, volcano, cabin, lovers, natural disaster, partnership, volcanologist, rescue, disaster, explosion, scientist, seismograph, volcanic eruption, rowboat, catastrophe, disaster movie, acid, county fair, abandoned mine, volcanic ash
- cast: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley, Elizabeth Hoffman, Charles Hallahan