PG | | Adventure, Drama
Dramatization of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980.
Central Oregon's Mt. Bachelor was used for the pre-eruption scene of Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Bachelor and Mt. St. Helens, both volcanoes, are on the same mountain range known as the Cascades.
HEY! Don't piss in my lake!
The first "newscast" in the movie mentions the Iran Hostage Crisis as being one of the major news-makers of the day. It however erroneously states several figures. The movie states that there were 53 hostages, yet only that many were held to the end. In that newscast, the anchor also says, "Today marked the 129th day of captivity for the 53 American Hostages..." On March 20, 1980, when activity began, that would have actually put the real duration for the hostage crisis at 106 days.
When the cast list rolls during the end credits, then this can be seen: "Stunt Baby Beau Davis"
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