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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Lily McKee
Elliot McKee (as Zachary B. Charles)
Ben Dodd
Adam Marquez (as Carlos Gomez)
Dr. Matthew Rogers
Dr. Valerie Brennan
Karen Dodd
Lloyd Morgan (as Frank Mcrae)
John Lindsey
Dr. Charles Napier
Brian Hill ...
Max (as Brian Alan Hill)


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 <>

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The End Of The World Is Just Beginning. See more »


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16 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asteroid - Ránk szakad az ég  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Parts of the show were filmed in Denver, Colorado and at the time the University Hills Mall was slated for demolition. For the mass destruction aftermath scenes, they used areas of the mall which had been demolished already and actually blew a few more things up themselves. Concerned citizens nearby thought the black smoke they were seeing was indicative of a real emergency and promoted over 100 calls/minute to 911. See more »


The survivors of the Dallas asteroid are shown to be regrouping in Fort Worth. Dallas and Fort Worth are twin cities, and if an asteroid that large took out Dallas, Fort Worth and the rest of North Texas would be gone as well. See more »


References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Poor Annabella Sciorra
12 April 2007 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

How did she get caught up in this movie? I loved Annabella Sciorra in "What Dreams May Come", but this was just ridiculous.

It was so terrible it was hilarious. Being from Texas, I had to watch it. Obviously, these people did not do ANY research at all before they started this movie because Dallas County is one of only 35 counties in Texas that does NOT have oil fields. And yet somehow, that tiny asteroid was able to set the oil fields in Dallas on fire. Miraculous! Also, those people would not be wearing long sleeves in July in Dallas, where the temperatures rarely drop below 90 degrees, even at night.

Watch only if you want a good laugh.

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