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An underground city is built to save a cross-section of humanity as a comet hurtles toward Earth.


John Putch

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Credited cast:
Tsuyoshi Abe ... Security Guard
Todd Allen ... Menkees
Sarah Bibb Sarah Bibb ... Teenaged Girl
Blake Clark ... Commander Scott
Sonny D'Angelo Sonny D'Angelo ... Stevens
Sarah Dalton ... Jamie Crawford
Elyssa Davalos ... Crying Woman
Shea Farrell ... Lt. Garrison
Sandra Francis Sandra Francis ... Helen Crawford
Joe Hackett ... Young Man
Ernest Harden Jr. ... Gandry
Tommy Hinkley ... Pilot
Dennis Hopper ... Peter Crawford
Jessica Hopper Jessica Hopper ... KEST Reporter
Finola Hughes ... Amy Lowe


When photographer Jake Lowe gets gets a cryptic message from an old friend, he follows its instructions leading him to a remote research station in the Sierra mountains. After doing some snooping around, he learns a terrible secret: a giant comet will be passing next to the Earth, unleashing earthquakes, volcanoes, meteor strikes and other natural disasters that will destroy the world as we know it. Somehow, Lowe must get the word out and warn people of the coming catastrophe, but even if he succeeds, will it make any difference? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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It's a global killer.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and brief language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

8 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden Target See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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Did You Know?


In the very beginning Dennis Hopper's character is walking along the ground with a (giant by today's standard) GPS that shows the position:

N 11 Deg 25.412 Min W 142 Deg 14.754 Min

That position is 1,237 miles SW off Honolulu, Hawaii in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. See more »


Edited from Dante's Peak (1997) See more »

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A falling asteroid... on your head!
15 May 2001 | by gazineo-1See all my reviews

Unimpressive and extremely low budget sci-fi without any charm and appeal. Even the scenes related with the fall of the asteroids are stolen from other movies with the same plot. It's just a bad rip-off of "Asteroid" (with Annabela Sciora) and "Deep Impact" (with Morgan Freeman). Mr. Hopper seems to be anxious to slip away from this pointless and dull sci-fi entry.

I give this a 2 (two). And don't say I'm not a good guy!

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