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When Time Ran Out... (1980)

An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hank Anderson
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Kay Kirby
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Shelby Gilmore
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Brian
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Francis Fendly
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Iolani
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Rose Valdez (as Valentina Cortesa)
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Nikki
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Tiny Baker
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Rene Valdez
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Bob Spangler
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Webster
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Mona
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Sam
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Storyline

Tourists are surprised by a volcanic eruption in a lonesome hotel in the Caribic. The hotel owner ignores all warnings and advises his guests to wait for a rescue team. Only a small group follows expert Hank to reach higher regions. They start an adventurous journey across the island. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Caught in a game of power. Playing time: 24 hours. Prizes: Untold wealth. Rules: None. See more »


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Release Date:

28 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Earth's Final Fury  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,700,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rainstorms on location caused long delays in shooting. See more »

Goofs

Gilmore says the death toll from the Mt. Pelée eruption resulted from suffocation when the volcano's explosion sucked oxygen out of the air. In actual fact the major killer was a pyroclastic flow of gas and volcanic debris that buried and almost entirely incinerated the town of Saint-Pierre. See more »

Quotes

Kay Kirby: I don't need the wine, you get me drunk!
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Referenced in Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies (2000) See more »

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so bad!!! you gotta love it...
22 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i wish this movie was available on DVD. it's one of those that makes you laugh hysterically - it is so bad. interestingly enough, airplane came out the same year - obviously, the time was more than ripe.

i've been laughing out loud just reading the forum about this catastrophic masterpiece. i almost forgot some of the gory details (including the science lab perched at the edge of the volcano lip).

i saw it as a teenager behind the iron curtain, freshly dubbed into czech in the early eighties. it was such a treat i had to go see it twice.

are you guys sure this movie was intended to be taken seriously?

(well, i used to think the independence day was a subtle spoof that made fun of self- declared u.s.a. greatness, but people are telling me otherwise. i still enjoy it, though.)


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