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A Fire in the Sky (1978)

Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but no one believes them.

Director:

Jerry Jameson

Writers:

Dennis Nemec (teleplay), Michael Blankfort (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Jason Voight
Elizabeth Ashley ... Sharon Allan
David Dukes ... David Allan
Joanna Miles ... Jennifer Dreiser
Lloyd Bochner ... Paul Gilliam
Merlin Olsen ... Stan Webster
Andrew Duggan ... President
Maggie Wellman ... Carol
Nicolas Coster ... Governor
Marj Dusay ... Ellen Gilliam
John Larch ... Johnson
Kip Niven ... Mac
William Bogert ... Wayne Lustus
Jenny O'Hara ... Ann Webster
Michael Biehn ... Tom Rearden
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Storyline

Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but no one believes them.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The countdown to annihilation has begun ... And nothing on earth can stop it!

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fire in the Sky See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The TV station in the movie, KTAR-TV, is the real life NBC affiliate for Phoenix, now known as KPNX. See more »

Goofs

In the scenes from the control room for the rocket that will carry the nuclear warheads to the comet, a computer screen is shown with a graphic of what is presumably the rocket. Actually, the graphic on the screen is a distillation column connected to two kettle reboilers, commonly seen in control rooms for chemical processing plants. See more »

Quotes

Jason Voight: Breaker breaker, this is Jason Voight, who have I got here?
Radio Dispatcher: You've got trouble buddy, this channel is for emergency use only, clear it!
Jason Voight: Well I'm sitting here at ground zero with 30 Pima Indians and one Chevy Impala, what would you call that?
Radio Dispatcher: What are you doing there?
Jason Voight: Oh you know, making baskets, selling rugs, Look just get us out of here!
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Alternate Versions

In the movie's premiere telecast, the sequence showing the impact and results lasted 4 minutes. In subsequent airings, the sequence was shortened to 2 minutes. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981) See more »

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Meteor takes out Phoenix!
14 October 1998 | by shuzSee all my reviews

Classic schlock TV movie about a meteor heading for Phoenix. If you enjoy campy '70's disaster movies you will like this one. When it hits, the city is pretty much destroyed. There are some great scenes of people running and screaming as buildings fall on them, just what you'd want from a disaster film. Watch for a very young Michael Biehn.


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