When Time Ran Out... (1980)

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  • The Day the World Ended Alternative

Synopsis

Disaster movie from producer Irwin Allen. On a South Seas island, guests arrive at a plush hotel resort. The island's owner, Bob Spangler, is delighted when oil driller Hank Anderson finds a new oil well on the island. Anderson is worried though by the very high pressure of the released oil, and investigations indicate that the nearby volcano may soon erupt. With Spangler in denial about the danger from the volcano, and vociferous about the importance of remaining at the hotel, Anderson tries to lead a group of hotel guests and islanders to safety in the island's higher ground. Yet with the eruption at full power, this proves a perilous journey, with blocked roads, crumbling precipices and a rickety bridge above a river of deadly molten lava.

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