Dante's Peak


1h 49m 1997

Brief Synopsis

USGS volcanologist Harry Dalton travels to the small Pacific Northwest town of Dante's Peak to investigate recent seismic episodes in the area. Expecting to find little other than the routine rumblings common to this region, Dalton becomes alarmed by what he sees as evidence of the kind of activity

Film Details

Also Known As
pic de Dante
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Santa Clarita, California, USA; Palmdale, California, USA; Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA; Wallace, Idaho, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

USGS volcanologist Harry Dalton travels to the small Pacific Northwest town of Dante's Peak to investigate recent seismic episodes in the area. Expecting to find little other than the routine rumblings common to this region, Dalton becomes alarmed by what he sees as evidence of the kind of activity that precedes a catastrophic eruption. When his colleagues doubt his theories, Dalton enlists the aid of the town's mayor Rachel Wando, who though skeptical at first, comes to believe his theory that the long-dormant mountain is about to become a ragingly destructive volcano. With the earth's clock racing against him, Dalton must defy the orders of his superiors, defeat the demons from his own tragic past, and together with Wando, convince an unbelieving populace that the imminent danger before the towering mountain known as Dante's Peak unleashes its fury.

Crew

Donovan A. Scott

Art Department

David Abbott

Makeup Artist

Mimi Abers

Visual Effects

David Able

Caterer

Jon Aghassian

3-D Artist

Alex Aguilar

Other

Alexander Aguilar

Other

Jim Alfonso

Transportation Captain

Eric M Algren

Production Assistant

Robert W Aliotta

Special Effects

Chris Anderson

Production Assistant

Chris Anderson

Driver

Leon Anderson

Caterer

Richard L Anderson

Sound Editor

Michael Arbogast

Special Effects

Roy Arbogast

Special Effects Coordinator

Jim Arbough

Visual Effects

Dominique Michelle Arcadio

Art Department Coordinator

Indalecio Ariza

Grip

Karen Asano-myers

Hair Stylist

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Glenn Auchinachie

Music Editor

Richard Austin

Transportation Co-Captain

Rory Aylwood

Advisor

Allen Baker

Camera Operator

Bob Barbosa

Driver

Nancy Barker

Sound

Perry Barndt

Stunts

David M. Barrett

Stunts

Tighe Barry

Assistant Property Master

David Bartels

Driver

David Bartholomew

Editor

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Director Of Photography

Ron Bartlett

Rerecording

Stacy M. Basil

Animal Trainer

Andy Bass

Other

Janette Bately

Other

Tom Battaglia

Driver

Peter Baustaedter

3-D Artist

Chris Beanes

Other

Adrian Bell

Assistant

Michael Belpedio

Driver

Frank Bennett

Original Music

Richard Bennetti

Driver

Bill Benson

Other

Bruce Benson

Helicopter Pilot

Andrew Berentis

Other

Mark Berger

Other

Peter Bergland

Assistant Camera Operator

Les Bernstein

Director Of Photography

Dean Biggs

Security

Vaughn R Bladen

Driver

Joel Blanchard

Special Effects

Judith Blinick

Production Accountant

Les Bohem

Screenplay

Robert Bolanowski

Special Effects

Ron Bolanowski

Special Effects Foreman

Louisa Bonnie

Set Designer

May Boss

Stunts

Mark D Boyle

Camera Assistant

Daniel Bracamonte

Electrician

Curtiss Bradford

Gaffer

Janet Brady

Stunts

Timothy L Braniff

Storyboard Artist

Robert Branum

Visual Effects

Billy Brashier

Projectionist

Joe F Bravo

Special Effects

Dina Brendlinger

Production Coordinator

Melissa Brockman Kalmus

Production Coordinator

Danny Brooks

Driver

Chuck Brown

Dolly Grip

Dave Brown

Construction Coordinator

Marc Brown

Assistant Camera Operator

Ronald Brown

Driver

Troy Brown

Stunt Coordinator

Jim Brusseau

Grip

Clyde E Bryan

Camera Assistant

Russ Buckens

Driver

Conrad Buff

Editor

Jamie Bunch-elliott

Stunts

Christopher Burch

Set Production Assistant

Shannan Burkley

Matte Painter

Lewis Burnett

Driver

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Jim Burt

Music

William H Burton

Stunts

Matthew Butler

Researcher

Craig Byrom

Special Effects

Everett Byrom

Special Effects

Michael E Cain

Driver

Christopher Campbell

Production Assistant

Candice Campos

Assistant Production Coordinator

Rick Canelli

Adr

Casey Cannon

Producer

Art Cantin

Special Effects

Marie Cantin

Unit Production Manager

Ronald Cardarelli

Key Grip

John J Cardos

Driver

Marla Casey

Stunts

Lloyd Catlett

Stunts

Kevin Chambers

On-Set Dresser

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Steve Chandler

Best Boy

Jourdain Chapdelaine

Production Assistant

Lauro Chartrand

Stunts

David Chase

Other

Tom Chaussee

Special Effects

Jesse Chavez

Dolly Grip

Robert T Chestnut

Transportation Captain

Richard Chirco

On-Set Dresser

Michael Chock

Dialogue Editor

Phil Chong

Stunts

Robert Chookhachian

Driver

Christian Clarke

Set Production Assistant

Ray Cobo

Production Coordinator

Liza Coleman

Stunts

Pasquale Consiglio

Other

John Cooley

Driver

Filippo Costanzo

3-D Artist

Keith Cotton

Accounting Assistant

John Michael Courte

Researcher

Allison Cowitt

Casting

Kelly Cowles

3-D Artist

Jerry Cox

Grip

Kelly Craig

Other

Paul Crawford

Stunts

Dana Crocker

Transportation Co-Captain

Mark Cross

Other

David Crowther

Assistant Editor

John Cucci

Foley

Fred Culbertson

Transportation Co-Captain

Tony Cutrono

Director Of Photography

John T. Cypert

Stunts

Blaise Dahlquist

Rigging Gaffer

Gary Dally

Driver

Nick Danger

Special Effects

David C Darrow

Grip

Laura Dash

Stunts

Rachel Davies

Casting Associate

C Marie Davis

Visual Effects

Jeanine M Davis

Costumes

Larry Dean Davis

Camera Assistant

Mario Davis

Grip

Mike Davis

Electrician

Chris Dawson

Motion Control

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Don Dean

Special Effects

Donald Dean

Special Effects

Paul Dean

Special Effects

Dicky Deats

Key Grip

Jerry C Deats

Best Boy Grip

Gary G Debortoli

Other

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Cindy Deerheim

Stand-In

Martine Delage

3-D Artist

Anna Delonzo

Boom Operator

Joel Deutsch

Set Production Assistant

Dhamarata G. Dhiensuwana

Key Rigging Grip

Tim Dickerson

Driver

Tammy Dickson

Set Production Assistant

Maja Dimitrijevic

Visual Effects

Mike Dion

Set Production Assistant

J.d. Disalvatore

Production Coordinator

Doreen A Dixon

Post-Production Supervisor

Tommy Dorsett

Special Effects

Todd A Dos Reis

Assistant Camera Operator

Hank Driskell

Other

Colin Drobnis

Visual Effects

Christopher Duddy

Director Of Photography

Dennis Dudek

Production Assistant

Robert Dudley

Other

Tawny L Duel

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jeff Duffy

Electrician

Philip Dulaney

Other

Lauryl Duplechan

Video Playback

Scott Duthie

Stunts

Doug Duval

Driver

Ezra Dweck

Sound Effects Editor

George Dye

Camera Assistant

David Eck

Assistant

Yusef Edmonds

Other

Colin Edwards

Key Grip

Curtis Edwards

3-D Artist

Rebecca Edwards

Accounting Assistant

Robert Elhai

Original Music

John Ellingwood

Camera Assistant

Annie Ellis

Stunts

Richard Miller Ellis

Stunts

Chick Elwell

Driver

Kenny Endoso

Stunts

Michael Endoso

Stunts

Jori Espinosa

Accounting Assistant

Jane Estocin

Accountant

Jerry Eubanks

Other

Julia Evershade

Sound Effects Editor

Anthony Fagundes

Special Effects

Mike Fantasia

Location Manager

Rod Farley

Key Grip

Kenny Farnell

Driver

Film Details

Also Known As
pic de Dante
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Santa Clarita, California, USA; Palmdale, California, USA; Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA; Wallace, Idaho, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 7, 1997

Released in United States on Video August 19, 1997

Leslie Bohem reportedly received $1 million for this script.

2nd unit photography continued through November 1996.

Pierce Brosnan reportedly received $6 million for this project.

Pierce Brosnan reportedly received $6 million for this project.

Began shooting June 5, 1996.

Completed shooting November 6, 1996.

Digital Theater System

Released in United States Winter February 7, 1997

Released in United States on Video August 19, 1997