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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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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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The biggest disaster in human history is about to arrive See more »


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Asteroid - Ránk szakad az ég  »

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The news scenes were filmed at the new NBC affiliate K*USA TV denver. KUSA had only been an NBC affiliate for just a little over a year, the producers used KUSA'S New News set to film the News Reports. 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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Poor Annabella Sciorra
12 April 2007 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

How did she get caught up in this movie? I loved Annabella Sciorra in "What Dreams May Come", but this was just ridiculous.

It was so terrible it was hilarious. Being from Texas, I had to watch it. Obviously, these people did not do ANY research at all before they started this movie because Dallas County is one of only 35 counties in Texas that does NOT have oil fields. And yet somehow, that tiny asteroid was able to set the oil fields in Dallas on fire. Miraculous! Also, those people would not be wearing long sleeves in July in Dallas, where the temperatures rarely drop below 90 degrees, even at night.

Watch only if you want a good laugh.


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