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A Fire in the Sky (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi | Drama  -  26 November 1978 (USA)
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Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but no one believes them.

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Tom Rearden
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Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but no one believes them.

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The TV station in the movie, KTAR-TV, is the real life NBC affiliate for Phoenix, now known as KPNX. See more »

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[posted on a gas pump in evacuated desert area]
sign: To anyone crazy enough to be standing here reading this: help yourself!
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70's Bandwagon Television Disaster Film
1 November 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Hilarious attempt at a small-screen version of a big-screen disaster film, complete with ersatz astronomy, the impassioned pleas of the ignored and scoffed-at scientist, and mandatory death and scale-model destruction scenes. The hysterical nurse who rushes from the subterranean shelter only to be ripped from life by the wake of the comet impact scene is a definite must.

Look for the definitive sequence of astronomical photographic plates that feature a parade 'o planets with the coment growing ominously bigger and closer in each shot.

Crenna's ending smokin'-peyote-with-the-Pima-Indians as we watch the comet streak toward its mark is also "to die for."

Scale modelers, arise against abuse by bad made-for-TV movies! Let's give it three meteors out of ten.


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