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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Lily McKee
Elliot McKee (as Zachary B. Charles)
Ben Dodd
Adam Marquez (as Carlos Gomez)
Dr. Matthew Rogers
Dr. Valerie Brennan
Karen Dodd
Lloyd Morgan (as Frank Mcrae)
John Lindsey
Dr. Charles Napier
Brian Hill ...
Max (as Brian Alan Hill)


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 <>

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The End Of The World Is Just Beginning. See more »


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Release Date:

16 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asteroid - Ránk szakad az ég  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Final appearance of Dane Witherspoon. See more »


While airborne lasers can shoot down ballistic missiles, they're not powerful enough to destroy an asteroid, much less at the distance they do it on the movie, and because of their design, it's highly unlikely they could lock onto an asteroid in the first place. See more »


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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