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.
The location for the surface of Mt. St. Helens was a local garbage dump in Bend, Oregon.
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 ...
When the helicopter is losing control, there is a close up shot of the altimeter rapidly unwinding. You can see a hand winding the adjustment knob in the corner of the screen.
When the cast list rolls during the end credits, then this can be seen: "Stunt Baby Beau Davis"
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