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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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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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Final appearance of Dane Witherspoon. See more »

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In one scene, supposedly in Kansas City, Missouri, an asteroid strikes and badly damages a dam, resulting in a flood. There are no dams in Kansas City. See more »

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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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6 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This may be the worst "sky is falling" flick I have ever seen. It is a blatant copy of any number of previous such disaster films, minus the excitement and drama and interest. Michael Biehn, not exactly the most exciting actor who ever lived, heads all non-star cast as the world prepares for collision with an asteroid. As goofy as Armageddon was, I'd watch that 100 times over this low-brow pablum. At least hambone lead Bruce Willis dies at the end. Heck, I'd even watch that 1974 "world is coming to an end" craptacular EARTHQUAKE with Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner 100 times over this. I just love it when the aged Heston and Gardner get all muddy.


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