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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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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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A.J.
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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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Dallas and Fort Worth are shown to be near mountains. There are no mountains within hundreds of miles of Dallas-Fort Worth. The cities are surrounded by forests, fields, or sprawling suburbs. See more »

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References Independence Day (1996) 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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