St. Helens (1981)

St. Helens (1981, USA) C-90m. ** D: Ernest Pintoff. Starring Art Carney, David Huffman, Cassie Yates, Albert Salmi, Ron O'Neal, Tim Thomerson. Obviously constructed story about the events leading up to 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Geologist Huffman travels to St. Helens to study it, Yates is his love interest. Carney plays a stubborn hermit called Harry Truman. Characters are awfully clichéd, but still film has somehting going for it. Quiet narrative, with lots of nature shots, punctuated by devastating climax (with real footage). Interesting score by Goblin, of all people. Also known as St. HELENS, KILLER VOLCANO.


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