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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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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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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Veteran character actor Anthony Zerbe plays a character named Charles Napier, which is the real-life name of another veteran character actor. See more »

Goofs

The Airborne lasers used against the asteroid are depicted as being mounted on regular jet fighters. In fact, this kind of weapon requires a much larger aircraft and extensive modifications to the ship's nose. 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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19 August 1998 | by Bryan-15See all my reviews

I was impressed by the special fx in this. For a tv movie they were really good. Some of it was typical diasaster cheese but all in all a pretty good asteroid flick. Not as gripping and exciting as Armageddon but still very good.


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