Dante's Peak

Plot hole: After the volcanic eruption, there's a scene where we see our heroes going across a lake, which has been turned to acid by the lava. If this acid is strong enough to corrode the propeller, then surely the fumes would be destroying their lungs, in which case they should be dead, or close to it.

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Davidian

Plot hole: After the pyroclastic explosion Rachel, Harry and the kids get into the mine. There are a lot of things from Rachel's son in there: Sodas, chips, tapes and a tape player/recorder among them. There is a shot in which we can see a pile of tapes on the player, in almost perfect order. But if we consider that the whole town collapsed because of the earthquake occurred before the eruption, then those tapes must have fallen down, surely?

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Suggested correction: Or maybe they picked up the things and we just didn't see them do it.

Plot hole: Rachel calls a town meeting for 6 p.m. to discuss evacuation, about 8 hours after the danger became apparent. Wouldn't it have been more responsible to call the meeting earlier in the day, to keep the town on alert to get the hell out of there?

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Suggested correction: Paul has shown in many different instances that he believes the volcano wouldn't erupt and ended up being wrong about it. Added to that, he was also claiming his own, personal belief to Harry and that's basically why Harry couldn't do anything about it, even though he knew that Paul was wrong, Before that, it wasn't until Rachel and Harry discovered how weird the water was that they saw a real threat and then considered the evacuation of the town. It wasn't that they didn't care or were stupid, it was just how Paul felt and not seeing a whole lot of threats to the upcoming eruption. Also, the actual eruption came at a time they were not expecting, meaning that they knew/felt the volcano would erupt, but not exactly when.

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