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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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Asteroid - Ránk szakad az ég  »

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Final appearance of Dane Witherspoon. See more »

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The survivors of the Dallas asteroid are shown to be regrouping in Fort Worth. Dallas and Fort Worth are twin cities, and if an asteroid that large took out Dallas, Fort Worth and the rest of North Texas would be gone as well. See more »

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By any standard, even amateur 16mm films, this one is stupid
30 October 2001 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

This film has gained a certain infamy for stupidity. It's discussed as a laughing stock for the complete mutilation of science and even basic logic.

It's not a matter of a low budget. It's not that we are just being picky and expect it to be "too" accurate. I can accept a certain level of inaccuracy. This film goes way beyond that level into the absurd. It has about the scientific realism of spilling a bucket of water and having all the houses on the block carried away in the resulting flood.

There's no defending or rationalizing this level of stupidity. Even the "human drama" elements were mediocre at best and downright simplistic and boring for most of the film. The last half of the film dragged.

There's no reason a film should be made this poorly just because it's made for TV. It's not poor by comparison to other flicks or big budget movies; it's just poor. Even the good performances of some of the actors couldn't save this one.


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