- 1 hr 44 min
Volcano is an exciting action movie released in 1997 starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ann Heche. Suddenly nothing is what is seems, the La Brea Tar Pits are heating up and a massive volcano threatens to erupt in the city of Los Angeles. Mike Roarke (Tommy Lee Jones) believes that something big is about to happen and he recruits geologist Dr. Amy Barnes (Anne Heche) to help him get to the bottom of it. When she comes back with evidence that it may be a volcano getting ready to erupt he laughs it off. After a small earthquake, that seems normal for Los Angeles, causes magma to spew from the La Brea Tar Pits Roarke finally admits that Dr. Barnes may be right. City officials are reluctant to believe such a farfetched story and don’t take steps to protect the city until it is almost too late. Lava begins to pour into the streets destroying everything in its path. A volcano has formed under the city and it is about to erupt causing much death and destruction. Mike Roarke realizes it is up to him and geologist Amy Barnes to try and at least control the magma flow to at least save as many people as they can. Together they recruit everyone they can to get the lava to flow into the bay. They use buses, buildings and the subway to move it toward their goal. When it looks like everything is going right something goes horribly wrong. The subway they routed it to isn’t finished and the lava is threatening to shoot up right at the hospital that Roarke sent all the injured to. The pressure is on as they try to find a way to get the subway route open. Then they realize what they need to do and are able to save the day just in time.