Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.
USA, 1997. Twentieth Century Fox, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions, Moritz Original, Fox 2000 Pictures. Story by Jerome Armstrong, Screenplay by Jerome Armstrong, Billy Ray. Cinematography by Theo van de Sande. Produced by Andrew Z. Davis, Neal H. Moritz. Music by Alan Silvestri. Production Design by Jackson De Govia. Costume Design by Kirsten Everberg. Film Editing by Don Brochu, Michael Tronick.
Anne Heche is a bouncy geologist who discovers the hard way that Los Angeles is sitting on a major volcano hot spot and is seconds away from turning into the world’s largest lava lamp. Tommy Lee Jones plays a local cop who stumbles upon her during a city-wide panic and together they team up to evacuate some families from their apartments or stop a few people from walking into sewer holes, but other than that what could they possible do against a volcano! The stars try admirably, but the more complicated stunts are incredulous, and the most elaborate effects shots look fake.