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Dr. Lily McKee
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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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When Lily's father Charles is found injured, he's said to have both legs and right wrist broken. At the end of the film, he's waiting for the doctor, and his left wrist is bandaged while with his right hand he caresses his grandson's head. See more »

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This is a Horror/comedy - not a disaster movie
4 February 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

The hilarious horror is how many scientific facts you can get wrong in a single movie.

As a first time watch this movie is absolutely gut-wrenching because of the huge blunders in the plot and the scientific "facts". I really ought to have spared myself by shutting off the TV but I could not. I was in denial - refusing to believe that so many stupid errors that any high school student could have caught had actually made it into a movie.

So I kept watching in horror. Then actually, later on I watched this movie again because I still refused to believe what my eyes had seen. When I watched it the second time i realized that my eyes and ears had not betrayed me and I was rolling on the floor laughing through most of the film.

The stupidity in this movie, makes it the kind of movie that makes the rest of the world believe that Americans are ignorant, unintelligent and need to fix their public schools. Not that I believe this to bee true although the script-writer falls into this category.

This is unquestionably the most stupid movie I have ever watched, and probably also the worst. So I give it a clear 1 out of 10 since I can't use negative numbers.

Although I must admit that this movie has a potential for becoming a cult-movie in the horror or comedy genre.


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