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Dr. Lily McKee
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Elliot McKee (as Zachary B. Charles)
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Ben Dodd
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Adam Marquez (as Carlos Gomez)
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Dr. Matthew Rogers
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Dr. Valerie Brennan
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Karen Dodd
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Lloyd Morgan (as Frank Mcrae)
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Dr. Charles Napier
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Max (as Brian Alan Hill)
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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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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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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