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Meteor (1979)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  19 October 1979 (USA)
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After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading toward Earth. If it hits, it will cause an incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish... See full summary »

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Tatiana Donskaya
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Harry Sherwood
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Dr. Dubov
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General Adlon
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Sir Michael Hughes
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Secretary of Defense
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The President
Joseph Campanella ...
General Easton
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Rolf Manheim
Katherine De Hetre ...
Jan Watkins
James G. Richardson ...
Alan Marshall
Roger Robinson ...
Bill Hunter
Michael Zaslow ...
Sam Mason
John McKinney ...
Peter Watson
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After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading toward Earth. If it hits, it will cause an incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor, NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite "Hercules," but soon discovers that it doesn't have enough firepower. Their only chance to save the world is to join forces with the USSR, which has also launched such an illegal satellite. But will both governments agree? Written by Anonymous

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There's No Place On Earth To Hide!


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Release Date:

19 October 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meteoro  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 1,035,592 (Sweden)
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Trivia

One of the final feature films of actress Natalie Wood, followed only by The Last Married Couple in America (1980) and Brainstorm (1983). See more »

Goofs

Every time we see the meteor heading toward Earth, the distances change between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Dr. Dubov gives a toast he learned from a cab driver]
Dr. Dubov: Fuck the Dodgers!
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Connections

Edited into The Day After (1983) See more »

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Why not?
22 May 2006 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I don't know why,but I have a feeling I must apologize for my review in advance. Perhaps it's my senior age (I'm 73). But I enjoyed this movie very much. Great actors & actresses.Sorry folks,something similar to this could happen,I sure hope not.But it is possible.Don't push your luck.Who would have ever thought anyone could wipe out a city with one bomb.Ask a Japanese friend and I'm quite sure they will tell you,it is possible.Critique and critical are two different words.It is possible to to give a positive critique.But "Gee Whiz" I have a slight feeling that I may be critical of the reviews.Probably a no, no.I must try to be more liberal in any future reviews I may offer. However my daddy use to tell me "son" is you can't say something nice to somebody. Say something nasty.


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