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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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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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The news scenes were filmed at the new NBC affiliate K*USA TV denver. KUSA had only been an NBC affiliate for just a little over a year, the producers used KUSA'S New News set to film the News Reports. See more »

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The survivors of the Dallas asteroid are shown to be regrouping in Fort Worth. Dallas and Fort Worth are twin cities, and if an asteroid that large took out Dallas, Fort Worth and the rest of North Texas would be gone as well. See more »

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Even for a TV movie, this is laughable
4 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

One of the cheapist TV movies ever.

The plot is virtually nothing to do with an Asteroid - might as well be an episode of a soap opera thrown in with abit of thrown about debris of a small grenade going off in a kebab shop.

Script is appalling - lines like

If it's any comfort, your not alone -(yeah - supposedly - the crate is going to be around 100K)

the big asteroid has just hit - following comment from a news presenter - "a small impact in an apartment block in cologne" - do Americans know where Cologne is??

the fireman has to go back to work to help the incoming Asteroid - the wife says - "is it just about the job or the thrills"

2 big men huging - "We'll get through it buddy, we'll get through it"

the fireman's wife comes up from the basement after the major blast and her comments on seeing her place are: "o my god, get me a broom and rubbish bag" - I think ??

Continuity errors: - they get blasted by water from a broken dam on a bridge but next minute, the main male character was dry, clean clothes, etc, he looks peachy

  • when they come up from the basement after being torched, they all have breath that show that the site in is minus degrees One of the worst movies I have 2/3 watched - am writing this while the last 1/3 is playing.


to much to mention - this movie must have been made as a spoof


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