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


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Asteroid - Ránk szakad az ég  »

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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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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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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Beyond description
18 May 2009 | by (Sneek,Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Well, this is actually bad beyond the telling of it.

One would think that, with ending series as Firefly, SciFi would take a good hard look at anything they would spend money on. But really, after watching only 15 or 20 minutes of it, it's kind of obvious that this is really, really BAD. The fact that there's actually businesses that have payed for (some) of this cr*pfest, is a shock.

I'm really glad that I don't usually nitpick on movies; the amount of factual errors and goofs is beyond belief.

This movie deserves its 1 (out of ten), and that's actually pretty generous.


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