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The U.S. must join forces with the U.S.S.R. in order to destroy a gigantic asteroid heading straight for Earth.

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Paul Bradley
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Tatiana Donskaya
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Harry Sherwood
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Dr. Dubov
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General Adlon
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Sir Michael Hughes
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Secretary of Defense
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The President
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General Easton
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Rolf Manheim
Katherine De Hetre ...
Jan Watkins
James G. Richardson ...
Alan Marshall
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Bill Hunter
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Sam Mason
John McKinney ...
Peter Watson
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Astronaut Tom Easton
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Astronaut Bill Frager
Allen Williams ...
Astronaut Michael McKendrick
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Helen Bradley
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Russian Premier (as Gregory Gay)
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Yamashiro
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Coast Guard Officer
Joseph G. Medalis ...
Bartender (as Joe Medalis)
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Guard
Raymond O'Keefe ...
Guard
Henry Olek ...
Army Translator
Peter Bourne ...
U.N. President
Stanley Mann ...
Canadian Representative
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British Representative
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Russian Representative
Arthur Adams ...
Ghana Representative
Fred Carney ...
United States Representative
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Girl Skier
Meschino Paterlini ...
Boy Skier
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Siberian Man (as Jon Yune)
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Siberian Woman
Christine Anne Baur ...
Communications Center Technician (as Chris Baur)
Paul Camen ...
Communications Center Technician
Dorothy Catching ...
Communications Center Technician
Bill Couch ...
Communications Center Technician
William Darr ...
Communications Center Technician
Joan Foley ...
Communications Center Technician
Paul L. Ehrmann ...
Communications Center Technician (as Paul Laurence)
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Communications Center Technician (as Johnny Moio)
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Communications Center Technician
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Communications Center Technician (as Conrad Palmisano)
Tony Rocco ...
Communications Center Technician
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Communications Center Technician
Carole Hemingway ...
Sherwood's Secretary
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Network Newscaster
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Football Announcer
Osman Ragheb ...
Swiss TV Newscaster
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Chinese Fisherman (as Yu Wing)
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Chinese Fisherman's Wife (as Yau Tsui Ling)
Ricker Slaven ...
Canteen Worker (as Rick Slaven)
James Bacon ...
News Reporter
Yani Begakis ...
News Reporter
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Woman in Subway
Domingo Ambriz ...
Boy with Radio
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Opening Sequence Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Berle ...
U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
Simon Cadell ...
BBC News Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Cotolo ...
Bus Man (uncredited)
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Bradley's Yachting Colleague (uncredited)
Eddie Garrett ...
Reporter (uncredited)
George Golden ...
U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
Robert Hitchcock ...
Official (uncredited)
Paul King ...
U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
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Escaping Tenant (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Tony Regan ...
U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
Frieda Rentie ...
U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
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Official (uncredited)
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Control Center Worker (uncredited)
Bob Templeton ...
Official (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
George Tracy ...
Scientist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ronald Neame

Written by

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Stanley Mann ... (screenplay) and
Edmund H. North ... (screenplay)
 
Edmund H. North ... (story)

Produced by

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Sandy Howard ... executive producer
Gabriel Katzka ... executive producer
Arnold H. Orgolini ... producer (as Arnold Orgolini)
Theodore R. Parvin ... producer (as Theodore Parvin)
Run Run Shaw ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Laurence Rosenthal

Cinematography by

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Paul Lohmann ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Carl Kress

Editorial Department

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Dee D'Orazio ... additional film editor (as Etter Vincent D'Orazio)
Dody Dorn ... assistant film editor
Carrie Ellison ... assistant film editor
Janice Hampton ... associate film editor
Marsha Hoke ... assistant film editor
Jibralta Merrill ... assistant film editor
Dale Mishkin ... assistant film editor
Toni Morgan ... assistant film editor
Maureen O'Connell ... assistant film editor
Bruce Pearson ... color timer (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Edward C. Carfagno ... (as Edward Carfagno)

Art Direction by

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David A. Constable

Set Decoration by

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Barbara Krieger

Costume Design by

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Albert Wolsky

Makeup Department

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Del Armstrong ... makeup artist
Sugar Blymyer ... hair stylist
Edwin Butterworth ... makeup artist (as Ed Butterworth)
Lynn Del Kail ... hair stylist
Hallie Smith-Simmons ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Frank Baur ... production supervisor
Salvatore Billitteri ... post-production executive
Lam Chua ... production manager/Hong Kong (as Chua Lam)
Jere Henshaw ... executive in charge of production
Chris Holenia ... production manager/Europe
Ephraim 'Red' Schaffer ... production manager: second unit (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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D. Scott Easton ... second assistant director (as Scott Easton)
Daniel McCauley ... first assistant director (as Daniel J. McCauley)
Albert M. Shapiro ... second assistant director (as Albert Shapiro)
Ephraim 'Red' Schaffer ... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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David Evans ... assistant property master
Jack M. Marino ... property master (as Jack Marino)
Gary Martin ... construction coordinator
Tom Southwell ... assistant property master
Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator (uncredited)
Kevin Shanks ... drapery man/floor covering (uncredited)
Robert Tanenbaum ... movie poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Craig Huxley ... electronic effects (as Craig Hundley)
Joe Kenworthy ... sound boom operator
Michael J. Kohut ... re-recording mixer
Tom McCarthy Jr. ... sound editor
William L. McCaughey ... re-recording mixer (as William McCaughey)
Charles E. Moran ... sound editor (as Charles Moran)
Aaron Rochin ... re-recording mixer
Jack Solomon ... sound mixer
Mark Winitsky ... sound editor
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Glen Robinson ... special effects supervisor
Robert Staples ... special effects supervisor
Brian Bevis ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Allen Hurd ... special effects (uncredited)
Wayne Rose ... special effects crew (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Margo Anderson ... visual effects supervisor
Byron Bauer ... visual effects unit
Allen Blaisdell ... visual unit camera operator
Dave Cornell ... visual effects unit
William Cruse ... visual effects
Alessandra De Clario ... visual effects unit
Sam DiMaggio ... visual unit camera operator (as Sam Di Maggio)
Jim Doyle ... visual effects unit
Marcia Dripchak ... visual effects unit
Mimi Gramatky ... visual effects unit
John Greenleigh ... visual effects unit
Ron Kolman ... visual effects unit
Dennis Michelson ... visual effects unit
Charles Naddour ... visual effects unit
Martin Jay Sadoff ... visual effects editor
Catherine Schlesinger ... visual effects unit
Clyde Tichenor ... visual unit physicist
Max W. Anderson ... visual effects (uncredited)
Robert Blalack ... visual effects (uncredited)
Paul Kassler ... model maker (uncredited) / sculptor (uncredited)
Pete Kleinow ... visual effects (uncredited)
Michael Minor ... visual effects (uncredited)
Gene Warren ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Robbie Banks ... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunt person (as Bruce Barbour)
Leah Creed ... stunts
Roger Creed ... stunt coordinator
Ted Duncan ... stunts
Larry Duran ... stunts
Barbara Eaton ... stunts
Kenny Endoso ... stunts
Martha Garza ... stunts
Len Glascow ... stunts
Marilyn Jones ... stunts
Valerie Kelly ... stunts
Jack Lilley ... stunts
Nick Palmisano ... stunts
George Robotham ... stunts
Sonny Shields ... stunts
Al Wyatt Sr. ... stunt person (as Al Wyatt)
Bob Bralver ... stunts (uncredited)
Leslie Hoffman ... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mike Ferra ... assistant cameraman
Ron Frantzvog ... assistant cameraman
James Globus ... still photographer
Gerald A. King ... key grip (as Gerald King)
Edmond L. Koons ... camera operator (as Edmond Koons)
J. Michael Marlett ... gaffer (as Mike Marlett)
Guy Polzel ... key grip
Thomas P. Powell ... mgm rigging gaffer: Los Angeles Unit
Thomas Thatcher ... best boy
Doug Byers ... electrician (uncredited)
Bruce Chimerofsky ... rigging grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Darryl M. Athons ... costumer
Barry Kellogg ... costumer
Bucky Rous ... costumer
Peggy Thorin ... costumer

Location Management

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John James ... location manager

Music Department

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Derek Brechin ... music editor
Allison Caine ... vocal effects advisor
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator
William Saracino ... music editor
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator
Aaron Rochin ... music engineer (uncredited) / music mixer (uncredited)
Laurence Rosenthal ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael McDuffee ... transportation coordinator (as Mike McDuffee)
Tim Roslan ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Frank Bonner ... cast coordinator
Renee F. Brown ... production accountant (as Renée F. Brown)
Carolyn Effler ... research assistant
Bill Ewing ... cast coordinator
Dona Friedberg ... production liason
Stephanie Garman ... assistant to the producers
Penny Gillman ... assistant to accountant
Connie Greenwood ... post-production accountant
Ken Hardie ... craft service
Ginger Mason ... director's assistant
Melinda McRae ... assistant to accountant (as Melinda Clark-Bell)
Ray Quiroz ... script supervisor
George Rubinstein ... advisor: Russian language
John Small ... technical advisor (as John Small {JPL})
Doug Ward ... technical advisor (as Doug Ward {NASA})
Robert Werden ... unit publicist (as Bob Werden)
Anna Zappia ... production coordinator
David Hakim ... publicity writer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After a collision with a comet, a nearly five mile (eight kilometer) wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading toward Earth. If it hits, it will cause an incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor, N.A.S.A. wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite "Hercules", but soon discovers that it doesn't have enough firepower. Their only chance to save the world is to join forces with the U.S.S.R., which has also launched such an illegal satellite. But will both governments agree?

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Taglines There's No Place On Earth To Hide! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Meteoro (Spain)
  • Meteoritul (Romania)
  • Meteoro (Portugal)
  • Meteoro (Uruguay)
  • Meteori (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Budget $16,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,250,000, 19 Oct 1979

Did You Know?

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Trivia Natalie Wood could speak fluent Russian in real-life. Her parents were Russian immigrants and her birth name was Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Brian Keith was also fluent in Russian. However, he was not of Russian descent. See more »
Goofs The rockets sent to hit the meteor would not burn their engines for the entire trip from launch to impact. Rockets are very fuel-thirsty. The ones in the movie would burn for a few minutes to achieve escape velocity and get on an intercept path. They would coast the rest of the trip to the meteor. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Avalanche (1978). See more »
Crazy Credits Info panel and Voice Over about a real defence project Icarus, similar to the one in the film. See more »
Quotes Dr. Paul Bradley: Why don't you stick a broom up my ass? I can sweep the carpet on the way out.
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