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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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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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Karen Dodd
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Lloyd Morgan (as Frank Mcrae)
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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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It's a time for bravery... a time for sacrifice... but, most of all, it's a time for terror 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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Trivia

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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The observatory is shown with astronomers working at lighted desks within the dome building. In reality, the heat from their bodies and extraneous light would ruin the view through the telescope, so observatories are generally operated remotely and certainly with no lights on! See more »

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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Booooring!!!
31 August 1999 | by (Odense, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Down at the "Asteroid" studio: "Boy, oh boy, what shall we do, what shall we do? We have no ideas at all! Hey, why don`t we steal an idea from another movie but instead of copying it, we just take away the excitement, the good FX, the breathtaking action and, hey, who cares about good acting anyway?" I think that this monologue really has occurred, because it really describes how much this movie sucks. But the worst part about it was the length!!! Do NOT rent, buy or touch this movie!!!


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