Dante's Peak is a 1997 disaster film starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. It portrays the effect of a volcano erupting in a small town in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It was released a few months before Volcano and received wider success. It has also been acclaimed for its scientific accuracy, which Volcano lacked. The film is set in the fictional town of Dante's Peak Park, Washington, located in the northern Cascade Mountains, but was actually filmed in and around Wallace, Idaho. The film is somewhat based on the real-life eruptions of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and Mount Pinatubo in 1991. The film is noted to have put emphasis on trying to accurately depict a volcanic eruption. The film begins with the volcanic eruption of an unnamed volcano in Colombia (the...'