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Asteroid (1997)

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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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Bradford May
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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

While airborne lasers can shoot down ballistic missiles, they're not powerful enough to destroy an asteroid, much less at the distance they do it on the movie, and because of their design, it's highly unlikely they could lock onto an asteroid in the first place. 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 »

Connections

References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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18 August 1999 | by heelman-2See all my reviews

Every big disaster movie released on the big screen always bring wanna be made-for- tv movies. This Movie is not even close to "Deep Impact" or "Armageddon" which both were very good films. Well some woman looking in a telescope discovers a big astroid that seems to be coming to the earth. It Hits right in Kansas city. I found myself rooting for the astroids.


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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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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(TV) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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