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After a seemingly minor earthquake one night in Los Angeles, a giant burst of lava is released from the La Brea Tar Pits, resulting in the birth of a new volcano under the city. City officials are reluctant to believe scientists who notice the early warning signs (the temperature of a lake rises 6 degrees in 12 hours) but they learn their lesson when lava begins to spill out into the streets and to destroy buildings and cars. Dedicated Emergency Management director Mike Roark rushes to the rescue, with help from a plucky seismologist.
The Coast Is Toast
Release Date: April 25, 1997
Runtime: 104 mins
All Genres: Action, Thriller, Drama
Languages: English, Spanish, German
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 5.1
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With V
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of urban disaster and related injuries.
Tommy Lee Jones ...Mike Roark
Anne Heche ...Dr. Amy Barnes
Gaby Hoffmann ...Kelly Roark
Don Cheadle ...Emmit Reese
Jacqueline Kim ...Dr. Jaye Calder
Keith David ...Police Lieutenant Ed Fox
John Corbett ...Norman Calder
Michael Rispoli ...Gator Harris
John Carroll Lynch ...Stan Olber
Marcello Thedford ...Kevin
Laurie Lathem ...Rachel
Bert Kramer ...L.A. Fire Chief
Bo Eason ...Bud McVie
James MacDonald ...Terry Jasper (as James G. MacDonald)
Dayton Callie ...Roger Lapher
Michael Cutt ...Armstrong
Kevin Bourland ...Bob Davis
Valente Rodriguez ...Train Driver
Sheila Howard ...Panicked Woman / Nanny
Gerry Black ...Train Passenger
Susie Essman ...Anita
Lou Myers ...Pastor Lake
Gareth Williams ...Pete
Juan Gabriel Reynoso ...Carlos
Angela Albarez ...Lydia Perez
Richard Penn ...Middle Aged Man
Jennifer Estlin ...Nurse Fran (as Jennifer Bill)
Mickey Cottrell ...Councilman Gates
Darnell Suttles ...Chief Sindelar (as M. Darnell Suttles)
Ken Kerman ...Museum Guard
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Martha R. Cotton
Andrew Z. Davis
Neal H. Moritz
Lauren Shuler Donner
Volcano Horror Film Trailer 1
Volcano Horror Film Trailer 2
"I Love L.A."
"The Boxing Gym"
"Buck Your Head"
"Where the Day Takes You"
More Movie Taglines:
- The Coast Is Toast
- There are 1,500 active volcanoes that we know about...and one that we don't.
- It's Hotter than Hell!
- L.A. Erupts in 1997
- [Museum personnel are moving paintings from a threatened museum] 1st. Guard: Man, this Hieronymus Bosch is heavy! 2nd. Guard: That's because he deals with man's inclination towards sin, in defiance of God's will. 1st. Guard: I didn't mean it like that. 2nd. Guard: Oh.
Amy: Sometimes magma can find one of those fissures and rise up through it. Roark: What's magma? Rachel: Lava. Roark: Lava? Right here in L.A? Amy: It is one of the possibilities. Roark: We have a history of that here in the downtown area? Rachel: Paracutin... 1943, a Mexican farmer sees smoke coming out of the middle of his cornfield. A week later there's a volcano a thousand feet high. There's no history of anything until it happens. Then there is.
Woman: Mike, you have a call on your private line... Roark: Oh, that'll be my little girl wanting a tattoo.
Roark: We're going to put as many people in front of it as it takes. Listen up, people! Let me tell you what's south of us: no more museums, no more department stores, just homes! People! If we turn and run now, they're going to be defenseless! You don't like my plan? That's good. Give me a another plan, but don't tell me we're backing out!
Roark: [Roark ordered 200 "K-rails" (freeway dividers) to redirect the lava. Trucks arrive with only 82] Where's the rest of 'em? Truck driver: What "rest of 'em?" This is it! Lt. Fox: Hey, there only about eighty here! Truck driver: Eighty-two; everything else is stuck on the 5 and the 10. Lt. Fox: We're trying to keep the city in one piece, pinhead. Eighty rails ain't gonna do it! Truck driver: So what are you blaming me for?
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Rating: 6.2 out of 10.0 - 51 votes cast total
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