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With the discovery of an incoming asteroid, the government of America formulate a plan to destroy it. When the plan fails, all the world can do is wait. The main impact zone is revealed to be Dallas, Texas. Generally, the plot follows the lives and reactions of several characters: an astronomer, her father, her son, two firefighters from Kansas City, two young doctors in Dallas and the heads of the government agency in charge of the situation. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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Asteroid - Ránk szakad az ég  »

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Michael Biehn accepted the role of the title character on the grounds that the character be more fleshed out. He assisted in creating his character as a consultant. See more »

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The comet shown in the closing scene is all wrong. The tail is shown being horizontal; however, comets' tails always point away from the sun, which would appear pointing up if observed from middle latitudes of the northern hemisphere. Furthermore, comets generally do not have an observable proper motion; they are usually too far away for that. See more »

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Don't even bother
2 December 1998 | by (Arcata, CA) – See all my reviews

Part one was on the Sci-Fi channel last night, and I hope they don't bother to show part 2. This movie is *so* bad, the only reason I watched it was to see how much worse it would get. I wasn't disappointed. Terrible script, mediocre acting, implausible story line, inaccurate physics, this one has it all. I don't usually trash movies so harshly, but this one deserves it.


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