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Asteroid (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  16 February 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Dr. Lily McKee
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Elliot McKee (as Zachary B. Charles)
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Adam Marquez (as Carlos Gomez)
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Karen Dodd
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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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The End Of The World Is Just Beginning. See more »


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Asteroid - Ránk szakad az ég  »

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Final appearance of Dane Witherspoon. See more »

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While airborne lasers can shoot down ballistic missiles, they're not powerful enough to destroy an asteroid, much less at the distance they do it on the movie, and because of their design, it's highly unlikely they could lock onto an asteroid in the first place. See more »

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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Its a good story if the technicalities don't make you throw up first.
27 September 2000 | by (Socorro, NM, USA) – See all my reviews

Being an astrophysics major, the first hour of this movie made me want to throw-up over the inaccuracies. Every scene involving a telescope was inaccurate for any modern observatory. ( Telescopes have been guided by computers for some time now, especially at observatories that get funding as the one depicted.) It gets better after that. and if you don't know a lick of science then it wont bother you anyway. The plot is pretty cheesy at times. (I don't think the FEMA director would really jump onto a burning building.) But it is a good story about human drama. I think they did an o.k. job portraying how people would react in a situation like this.


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