History Film / DantesPeak

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.
13th Nov '15 9:08:48 AM Berret
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** [[spoiler: Harry's wife 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''.]]

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** [[spoiler: Harry's wife 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''.]]
12th Nov '15 10:05:29 PM Tank50us
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** [[spoiler:Grandmother Ruth refuses to listen to the warnings of a member of the ''[=USGS=]'' and stays on her mountainside home, and is still there long after it's started to erupt, to the point of actively denying that it's even erupting when it's raining ash all around her home. Subverted because Dr. Dalton and Rachel then come to save her. Then double subverted when Ruth sacrifices her life to save Dalton, Rachel, and the kids, which wouldn't have been necessary if she had left in the first place. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded by her in her last moments.]]

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** [[spoiler:Grandmother Ruth refuses to listen to the warnings of a member of the ''[=USGS=]'' and stays on her mountainside home, and is still there long after it's started to erupt, to the point of actively denying that it's even erupting when it's raining ash all around her home. Subverted because Dr. Dalton and Rachel then come to save her. Then double subverted when Ruth sacrifices her life to save Dalton, Rachel, and the kids, which wouldn't have been necessary if she had left in the first place. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded lampshaded]] by her in her last moments.]]
12th Nov '15 10:04:27 PM Tank50us
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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Harry's Fiance gets hit in the head by a Lava Bomb early in the film that was able to punch through the roof of the truck she was in like it was nothing, and yet only has a little blood on her head to show for it. In reality, such an impact would've turned her head inside out, with the rock coming to a stop somewhere in her stomach ([[Squick if it didn't go all the way through her and continued through the rest of the truck]])

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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Harry's Fiance gets hit in the head by a Lava Bomb early in the film that was able to punch through the roof of the truck she was in like it was nothing, and yet only has a little blood on her head to show for it. In reality, such an impact would've turned her head inside out, with the rock coming to a stop somewhere in her stomach ([[Squick if (if it didn't go all the way through her and continued through the rest of the truck]])
12th Nov '15 10:03:07 PM Tank50us
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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Harry's Fiance gets hit in the head by a Lava Bomb early in the film that was able to punch through the roof of the truck she was in like it was nothing, and yet only has a little blood on her head to show for it. In reality, such an impact would've turned her head inside out, with the rock coming to a stop somewhere in her stomach ([[Squick if it didn't go all the way through her and continued through the rest of the truck]])
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