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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Biehn ... FEMA Director Jack Wallach
Annabella Sciorra ... Dr. Lily McKee
Zach Charles ... Elliot McKee (as Zachary B. Charles)
Don Franklin ... Ben Dodd
Carlos Gómez ... Adam Marquez (as Carlos Gomez)
Michael Weatherly ... Dr. Matthew Rogers
Jensen Daggett ... Dr. Valerie Brennan
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Karen Dodd
Frank McRae ... Lloyd Morgan (as Frank Mcrae)
Denis Arndt ... President
Gerry Becker
John Lindsey John Lindsey
Anthony Zerbe ... Dr. Charles Napier
Brian Hill ... Max (as Brian Alan Hill)
Christopher Murphy ... A.J.
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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>

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It's a time for bravery... a time for sacrifice... but, most of all, it's a time for terror See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Астероид See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Biehn accepted the role of the main character on the grounds that the character be more fleshed out. He assisted in creating his character as a consultant. See more »

Goofs

When Lily's father Charles is found injured, he's said to have both legs and right wrist broken. At the end of the film, he's waiting for the doctor, and his left wrist is bandaged while with his right hand he caresses his grandson's head. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Live Home Entertainment VHS/DVD versions of "Asteroid" deletes sixty minutes of footage shown on the TV version. See more »

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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Beyond description
18 May 2009 | by tuikieSee 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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