MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 25,865 this week

Asteroid (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  16 February 1997 (USA)
4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 1,655 users  
Reviews: 40 user | 4 critic

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 »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 103 titles
created 06 Jul 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 10 Dec 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 12 Jul 2014
 
a list of 54 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 1306 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Asteroid" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Asteroid (TV Movie 1997)

Asteroid (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Asteroid.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Conundrum (TV Movie 1996)
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A cop and her partner are trying to break a gambling racket in the Vietnamese community. But when her partner's wife is murdered in a gruesome manner, the case takes on a personal cast, and... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Barr
Stars: Michael Biehn, Marg Helgenberger, Ron White
Deep Red (TV Movie 1994)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After a young girl is accidently infected with an alien substance known as "Deep Red", the astonishing results attract the attention of the illustrious scientist Dr. Newmeyer. Disillusioned... See full summary »

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Lindsey Haun, Michael Biehn, Tobin Bell
Meteorites! (TV Movie 1998)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A meteor shower threatens a small American town.

Directors: Chris Thompson, Chris Thomson
Stars: Tom Wopat, Roxanne Hart, Abby Meates
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A devastating earthquake hits New York City, with survivors left fighting for their lives amongst the ruins.

Director: Mikael Salomon
Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sharon Lawrence, Charles S. Dutton
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Hemecker
Stars: Michael Biehn, Joong-Hoon Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
A Taste for Killing (TV Movie 1992)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two college students get a summer job on an offshore oil rig. They are soon approached by a co-worker who had earlier befriended them, and who now tries to draw them into a plot to murder the rig's crew chief.

Director: Lou Antonio
Stars: Michael Biehn, Jason Bateman, Henry Thomas
Without Warning (TV Movie 1994)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A television program is interupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first it seems natural but after interviews by scientists... See full summary »

Director: Robert Iscove
Stars: Sander Vanocur, Jane Kaczmarek, Bree Walker
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When small-time criminal Casey and local detective Madeline get caught in a cross-fire between dirty F.B.I. agents and their drug cartel friends because of a very important computer disk ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Wilkinson
Stars: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Leilani Sarelle
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Elite army unit is assigned to destroy North Korea's lone nuclear facility.

Directors: Stephen Milburn Anderson, Hubert de La Bouillerie
Stars: Michael Biehn, Mark Edward Anderson, Adrian Paul
Tornado (TV Movie 2006)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

This is a film with an interesting premise of a man called Jan who has obviously been in a difficult situation in his recent past in the USA. This past stems from his past as a storm chaser... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Linke
Stars: Matthias Koeberlin, Mina Tander, Sascha Göpel
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Secret Service agents must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal before massive destruction ensues.

Director: John Terlesky
Stars: Roy Scheider, Patrick Muldoon, Maria Conchita Alonso
Meteor (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Two episode TV mini-series covering a meteor, Kassandra, heading to Earth on a collision course, an "extinction level event".

Stars: Billy Campbell, Marla Sokoloff, Christopher Lloyd
Edit

Cast

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)
...
President
John Lindsey
...
Dr. Charles Napier
Brian Hill ...
Max (as Brian Alan Hill)
...
A.J.
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asteroid - Ránk szakad az ég  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Independence Day (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Michael Biehn laurana88
Where was this movie filmed dodgerman
Another asteroid movie enigma-2004
Holy Sxxt! user-6701
Carlos Gomez titch-2
The Space Commander roderick_random
Discuss Asteroid (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?