“Volcano” quotes

Movie Volcano
Title Volcano
Year 1997
Director Mick Jackson
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action
Plot – Every day Los Angeles lives difficult fights, not only against crime and pollution but also against any possible natural disaster: earthquakes, fires, landslides catastrophes that often tragically mark the city's fate. One morning Mike Roark, the civil protection's responsible, realizes that in one of the most scenic locations, between Beverly Hills and Beverly Center, the road surface's temperature is rising to unnatural levels due to a particularly hot day. Mike with the help of Dr. Amy Barnes is able to ensure that under the underlying crust there's a crack. The danger is great but it's too late now and gradually the ground starts splitting: hot lava exits until the whole city is covered by a real eruption. Mike and Amy, with the help of some technicians and the police, try to organize the defense but soon there's panic all around. Kelly, Mike's fourteen-year-old daughter, is also involved in the disaster, but she's separated from her family. Fears and sorrows are great until Mike realizes the only solution available is to blow up the mall: the collapse of the large building could block the flow of lava.
All actors – Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle, Jacqueline Kim, Keith David, John Corbett, Michael Rispoli, John Carroll Lynch, Marcello Thedford, Laurie Lathem, Bert Kramer
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  • “- Scott: Man, this Hieronymus Bosch is heavy!
    - Museum Guard: That's because he deals with man's inclination towards sin, in defiance of God's will.
    - Scott: I didn't mean it like that.”

    Todd Sible - Scott
    Ken Kerman - Museum Guard
  • “- Kelly Roark: Please, please. You can't just leave me here.
    - Mike Roark: Kelly, you can not be here and I have to.
    - Kelly Roark: Why?
    - Mike Roark: Because it's my responsibility.
    - Kelly Roark: Well, so am I. Please I promise I won't get in the way.”

    Gaby Hoffmann - Kelly Roark
    Tommy Lee Jones - Mike Roark
  • “Let me tell you what's south of us: no more museums, no more department stores, just homes! People! If we turn and run now, they're going to be defenseless! You don't like my plan? That's good. Give me a another plan, but don't tell me we're backing out!”
    Tommy Lee Jones - Mike Roark
  • “- Mike Roark: Lava? Right here in L.A?
    - Dr. Amy Barnes: It is one of the possibilities.
    - Mike Roark: We have a history of that here in the downtown area?
    - Rachel: Paracutin... 1943, a Mexican farmer sees smoke coming out of the middle of his cornfield. A week later there's a volcano a thousand feet high. There's no history of anything until...” (continue)
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    Tommy Lee Jones - Mike Roark
    Anne Heche - Dr. Amy Barnes
    Laurie Lathem - Rachel
    [Tag:calamity, history]