When Time Ran Out

When Time Ran Out

The final disaster feature from genre master Irwin Allen pits a star-laden cast against a fiery menace from deep within the earth. Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, and William Holden (in one of his final film roles) are among the residents of a Pacific resort island who are imperiled when a volcano erupts, forcing the survivors to flee to safety across a hazard-filled landscape. Oscar-winners Carl Foreman (The Bridge on the River Kwai) and Stirling Silliphant (In the Heat of the Night) adapted Gordon Thomas’s novel The Day the World Ended, and veteran Allen collaborator Paul Zastupnevich was nominated for his stylish costume designs. 

DIRECTED BY: James Goldstone. WRITTEN BY: Carl Foreman, Stirling Silliphant. WITH: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus. 1980. 121 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG. DCP. 

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