Awesome / Dante's Peak

  • Ruth's Dying Moment of Awesome.
  • The bridge scene: The USGS evacuation group has to cross a bridge that's falling apart beneath as it's bashed by an overflowing river. And they actually make it! Except for Paul.
  • As well as being Nightmare Fuel, the final eruption of the volcano is this, shooting a massive eruption column into the sky before creating a giant pyroclastic flow that completely obliterates the entire town.
  • Dr. Dalton's final struggle to reach and activate the beacon as the earthquakes keep squishing him into a smaller and smaller space. It's a claustrophobic's worst nightmare, but he does it and saves them all!
  • A nod is certainly deserved to the visual effects guys when it came time to shoot the Dam Burst. It took weeks to build the miniature, and almost as long to fill the tank behind it. If they blew the shot, they'd have to go through the entire process over again. Yet, they managed to nail it the first time.
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