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.
Who the hell are you?
Lloyd Wagner: Lloyd Wagner, Chief of Operations of the USGS.
Harry Truman: Where you from, fellow?
Lloyd Wagner: Minneapolis.
Harry Truman: Well, let me tell you something, Mr. Lloyd Wagner. In Skamania County, we've got three chiefs. And I'm two of 'em. Now get the hell out of my ...
Harry Truman, contrary to his depiction in the movie, never owned a dog. In fact, at the time of the eruption he owned 16 cats and raccoons all of whom lived indoors with Truman.
When the cast list rolls during the end credits, then this can be seen: "Stunt Baby Beau Davis"