Dante's Peak

Dante's Peak (1997)

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Corrected entry: When Grandma is being carried through the woods (after walking the boat through the acid lake), the far shot shows her to have shoes on. The close-up, however, shows that she hardly has legs, much less feet.

Correction: Look at the shot of her legs frame by frame - if you stop at one of the frames right before the camera cuts back to Rachel, you can clearly see that Ruth still has legs - they're just bloody and raw from the acid. The way the fabric of her pants is gnarled, when seen at full speed the camera moves and cuts away so fast that it does give the impression of missing limbs.

Chris Moyer Grice Premium member

Corrected entry: It's amazing how the helicopter flew to the town in the ash without any problems, then suddenly gets its engine shredded from the same ash.

Correction: The danger for the helicopter is that ash could block the air filter, overheating the engine and wrecking it; moreover, the heli was quite overloaded and its engine had to work harder with a cooling system that didn't work well or did not work at all.

Revealing mistake: After Dante's Peak explodes for the final time, the pyroclastic cloud rolls down the mountain toward the town. Harry shouts "Don't look back, kids, don't look back." and then we are shown a wide shot of the truck zooming down the ash-choked streets. Unfortunately, it's painfully obvious that this is either a miniature or CGI shot, because the truck isn't leaving any tracks behind it or trailing any clouds of ash despite its high speed. (01:28:19)

Phil C.

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Trivia: When we see Paul in the van as it is taken over by the overflowing river, just as he hits the water, we hear the Wilhelm scream.

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Question: Why is the rescue pilot helicopter such a selfish person? He complains about working over lunch, refuses to embark on a search-and-rescue mission without hiking his rates, and even extorts desperate townspeople trying to evacuate on his helicopter for all their money. Why was he such a greedy and insensitive egotist?

Answer: Because the character is written to be the stereotypical antagonist whose sole purpose is to create the obligatory plot conflict. This was such a silly, unrealistic, and all-around bad movie, that the two-dimensional villain guy fits right in. I live in Washington and remember when Mt. St. Helen's erupted. Dante's Peak, which was based on it, was nothing like the real-life event.

raywest Premium member

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