History Film / DantesPeak

8th Jan '17 11:00:34 PM TitaniumDragon
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* TruthInTelevision: Ruth's refusal to leave her home on an active volcano mirrors real-life people who refused to evacuate from the area around Mount Saint Helens before it erupted.
8th Jan '17 10:58:36 PM TitaniumDragon
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* SoundtrackDissonance: While rowing their boat across an acidic lake, they sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in an attempt to keep themselves calm despite the horrific situation.
12th Dec '16 12:59:38 AM alyawsevil
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* CoolCar: Harry's 1987 Chevy Suburban. That beast waded through a frickin river.
4th Dec '16 1:50:16 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* NeverMessWithGranny: Ruth saves everyone by [[spoiler: jumping into a lake of sulfuric acid and pushing along a boat ''with four people in it'']] so they can get to the docks. God''damn''. It actually makes up for the fact that she was the reason they were there in the first place.

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* NeverMessWithGranny: Ruth saves everyone by [[spoiler: jumping into a lake of sulfuric sulphuric acid and pushing along a boat ''with four people in it'']] so they can get to the docks. God''damn''. It actually makes up for the fact that she was the reason they were there in the first place.



* ShownTheirWork: Although not perfect, it does get a lot more of the science right than usual, maybe 60% to 70% of it. That's a ''good'' percentage for Hollywood.



* ShownTheirWork: Although not perfect, it does get a lot more of the science right than usual, maybe 60% to 70% of it. That's a ''good'' percentage for Hollywood.
8th Jul '16 4:36:16 PM Ingonyama
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* PropheticName: ''Dante'''s Peak. As in, the author of [[Literature/TheDivineComedy the Inferno]]. Doubles as IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace and overlaps with TemptingFate.


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14th Jun '16 6:18:30 PM Mdumas43073
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United States Geological Survey Vulcanologist [[IgnoredExpert Dr. Harry Dalton]] (Pierce Brosnan) is sent to the area to check out the volcano; after a few incidents involving par-boiled skinny dippers and some flirtation with Mayor Rachel Wando (Linda Hamilton), he tries to send the town on alert. Unfortunately, he is [[WeNeedToGetProof shut down by his superior]]. The town [[TemptingFate happens]] to be second place in the 'most desirable small town to live in the US' list, and they don't want any "crazy" accusations scaring away the tourists, which the town's economy depends on. Besides, there's [[MillionToOneChance a million to one chance]] that it could go off. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could happen]]?

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United States Geological Survey Vulcanologist [[IgnoredExpert Dr. Harry Dalton]] (Pierce Brosnan) (Creator/PierceBrosnan) is sent to the area to check out the volcano; after a few incidents involving par-boiled skinny dippers and some flirtation with Mayor Rachel Wando (Linda Hamilton), he tries to send the town on alert. Unfortunately, he is [[WeNeedToGetProof shut down by his superior]]. The town [[TemptingFate happens]] to be second place in the 'most desirable small town to live in the US' list, and they don't want any "crazy" accusations scaring away the tourists, which the town's economy depends on. Besides, there's [[MillionToOneChance a million to one chance]] that it could go off. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could happen]]?
14th Jun '16 6:17:32 PM Mdumas43073
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''Dante's Peak'' is a movie about a volcano set in the [[TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest]] named, obviously, Dante's Peak. At its foot is a town, also named Dante's Peak.

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''Dante's Peak'' is a movie 1997 DisasterMovie directed by Roger Donaldson, about a volcano set in the [[TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest]] named, obviously, Dante's Peak. At its foot is a town, also named Dante's Peak.
16th Feb '16 10:45:38 PM Flawedspirit
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* JerkAss: The helicopter pilot. He complains about working over lunch, refuses to embark on a search and rescue mission without hiking his rates, and extorts desperate townspeople trying to evacuate on his helicopter for all their money. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard In the end all he gets is himself and his passengers killed.]]
24th Jan '16 7:42:50 AM krimzonflygon2
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Dr. Paul Dreyfus, despite being a bit of a CommanderContrarian, is a reasonable boss who respects Dr. Dalton.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Dr. Paul Dreyfus, despite being a bit of a CommanderContrarian, is a reasonable boss who respects Dr. Dalton. While he is the most vocal in shutting Dalton's initial calls to evacuate Dante's Peak, the moment he sees irrefutable proof of an impending eruption, he immediately give the go-ahead for an evacuation and apologizes to Dalton for doubting him.
21st Jan '16 10:54:10 PM Mikeyfan93
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** [[spoiler: Harry's coworker at the beginning of the film. Seriously, if she'd just left earlier, they'd have missed being in the path of the rock that killed her. Although, considering that lava bombs were unpredictable and falling everywhere, it may have been more shit luck than anything. But it still counts due to the fact that she wanted to ''stay behind and record results while everything was going to hell''.]]
Not wise.

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** [[spoiler: Harry's coworker at the beginning of the film. Seriously, if she'd just left earlier, they'd have missed being in the path of the rock that killed her. Although, considering that lava bombs were unpredictable and falling everywhere, it may have been more shit luck than anything. But it still counts due to the fact that she wanted to ''stay behind and record results while everything was going to hell''.]]
]] Not wise.
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