Run time: 104 mins
In Theaters: Friday 25th April 1997
Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Production compaines: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 44%
Fresh: 17 Rotten: 22
IMDB: 5.4 / 10
Director: Mick Jackson
Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Andrew Z. Davis
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones as Mike Roark, Anne Heche as Dr. Amy Barnes, Gaby Hoffmann as Kelly Roark, Don Cheadle as Emmit Reese, Joshua Fardon as Medic, Jacqueline Kim as Dr. Jaye Calder, Keith David as Police Lieutenant Ed Fox, John Corbett as Norman Calder, Michael Rispoli as Gator Harris, John Carroll Lynch as Stan Olber, Marcello Thedford as Kevin, Bert Kramer as L.A. Fire Chief, Bo Eason as Bud McVie, James MacDonald as Terry Jasper, Dayton Callie as Roger Lapher, Phil Nee as O.E.M. Staffer #5
Co-stars Anne Heche and Tommy Lee Jones prove more than able at evading not only the encroaching magma, but also the horde of bad actors that follow them throughout the movie. And while the film is full of creeping cheese, complete with death-defying leaps to safety, slow motion shots, and kitschy one-liners, I shock myself even by saying that, for the most part, it feels real. They even thought to include Dennis Woodruff's infamous car, the cheesiest of Hollywood landmarks, floating along in a river of fire. Where else would they think of that!? I really do love L.A...
Let it snow... or whatever.