When Time Ran Out

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"Caught in a game of power. Playing time: 24 hours. Prizes: Untold wealth. Rules: None."
  • PG
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 4.5  (3,134)
  • 25

When Time Ran Out is a gripping disaster film released in 1980, directed by James Goldstone and starring Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, and William Holden. The film is set on a luxurious tropical island resort, Dante's Inferno, which is situated on the brink of a dangerous volcanic eruption. It follows the story of resort manager Shelby Gilmore (Paul Newman), along with his employee Hank Anderson (William Holden) and a wealthy entrepreneur, Bob Spangler (Red Buttons), as they try to save the holidaymakers from the disaster.

As the film begins, a group of guests arrive at the tropical island haven, excited to escape their mundane lives and indulge themselves in the opulence of the resort. Among them is the beautiful Kay Kirby (Jacqueline Bisset), an air-headed actress, who is accompanied by her pompous producer, Francis Fendly (James Franciscus). They are joined by other colorful characters, such as the flamboyant Italian Countess (Valentina Cortese), who constantly flirts with the resort manager Shelby, and the middle-aged alcoholic Jim Slattery (Ernest Borgnine), who constantly bickers with his long-suffering wife Sylvia (Veronica Hamel).

However, an unexpected twist soon puts their holiday plans on hold. They learn from the geologist Brian Rigby (Edward Albert) and the volcanologist Hank Anderson that the volcano, situated just behind the resort, is about to erupt. They all need to leave immediately to avoid a catastrophic disaster. However, the corrupt entrepreneur, Bob Spangler, has different plans in mind. He is more interested in rescuing his fortune than the guests' lives, and he sets out to block the evacuation plans.

With time running out, resort manager Shelby Gilmore launches a daring rescue mission, putting his life and reputation on the line. He teams up with airline pilot Tom Conti (Pat Morita) and other volunteers to evacuate the guests and staff from the resort by making use of all the means available to them. But with the volcano erupting and the island already falling apart, their plan is fraught with danger and life-threatening risks.

Meanwhile, Kay Kirby, Francis Fendly, Countess and Jim Slattery try to escape on their own, ignoring all the warnings and instructions. As they race against time to reach the airport, they face one obstacle after another, from falling rocks, collapsing bridges, to scorching lava flows. It's a desperate struggle to survive as the island succumbs to the wrath of nature.

When Time Ran Out is a gripping disaster movie, combining special effects, action, and suspense. With a star-studded cast and stunning locations, it brings the danger and drama of a volcanic eruption to life, and the characters' personal stories add depth and nuance to the action. It's a true classic of the genre, and a must-see for anyone who loves thrilling adventures and heart-stopping moments.

When Time Ran Out is a 1980 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5 and a MetaScore of 25.

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    1 hr 49 min
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    4.5  (3,134)
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