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Deep Impact (1998)
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04.13.08

Deep Impact (1998) A seven mile-wide asteroid is on the verge of colliding with Earth in a matter of days. But we are prepared. Think again. Scientists have begun to build several caves beneath the earth in order to prevent the extinction of the human race. At random, 800,000 people as well as 200,000 scientists and doctors are selected to stay in the caves in order to survive the "Deep Impact."

Movie Tagline:
Heaven and Earth are about to collide.

Also Known As:
Impact

Title: Deep Impact
Release Date: May 08, 1998
Runtime: 120 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for intense disaster related elements and brief language.

Director(s):
Mimi Leder

Cast:
Robert Duvall ...Spurgeon Tanner
Tea Leoni ...Jenny Lerner
Elijah Wood ...Leo Biederman
Vanessa Redgrave ...Robin Lerner
Morgan Freeman ...President Beck
Maximilian Schell ...Jason Lerner
James Cromwell ...Alan Rittenhouse
Ron Eldard ...Oren Monash
Jon Favreau ...Gus Partenza
Laura Innes ...Beth Stanley
Mary McCormack ...Andrea Baker
Richard Schiff ...Don Biederman
Leelee Sobieski ...Sarah Hotchner
Blair Underwood ...Mark Simon
Dougray Scott ...Eric Vennekor
Gary Werntz ...Chuck Hotchner
Bruce Weitz ...Stuart Caley
Betsy Brantley ...Ellen Biederman
O'Neal Compton ...Morten Entrekin
Rya Kihlstedt ...Chloe
Aleksandr Baluyev ...Mikhail Tulchinsky (as Alexander Baluev)
Caitlin Fein ...Caitlin Stanley
Amanda Fein ...Caitlin Stanley
Joe Urla ...Ira Moskatel (as Joseph Urla)
Una Damon ...Marianne Duclos
Mark Moses ...Tim Urbanski
Derek de Lint ...Theo Van Sertema
Charles Dumas ...Jeff Worth
Suzy Nakamura ...Jenny's Assistant
Alimi Ballard ...Bobby Rhue

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Joan Bradshaw
David Brown
D. Scott Easton
Walter F. Parkes
Steven Spielberg
Richard D. Zanuck

Writer(s):
Bruce Joel Rubin
Michael Tolkin

Composer(s):
James Horner




Movie Soundtrack(s):
"La Bohème"
"The Hole"
"Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)"
"It Must Be Angel Day"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Heaven and Earth are about to collide.
  • Oceans rise. Cities fall. Hope survives.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Jenny Lerner: When I was 11, I stole $32 from your wallet. Jason Lerner: When you were a baby I once dropped you on your head.
  • President Beck: Life will go on, we will prevail.
  • Mark: How do we set the nukes inside the comet and get out before they blow? Orin Monash: We don't. Andrea: Look on the bright side. We'll all have high schools named after us.
  • Jason Thurman: Hey Leo, you're going to have more sex than anyone in our class!
  • Alan Rittenhouse: I know you're just a reporter, but you used to be a person, right?
Movie Trivia:
  • When Marcus Wolf (Charles Martin Smith) is trying to send email about the approaching comet, we see the first few entries in his e-mail inbox. Two of the messages are from "cshoemaker arizona.unv", one of which has the subject line "101 Mir jokes". Carolyn Shoemaker and Eugene Shoemaker are well-known comet experts, credited as "comet advisors" to the movie.
  • After discovering the comet, one of the astronomers is killed in a car accident. This mirrors the real life car accident death (July 18 1997, in outback Australia) of astronomer Eugene Shoemaker, who helped discover the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet.
  • One of the NASA officials in the movie is played by Gerry Griffin, who is a former NASA flight director. Griffin presided over the Apollo 12 mission and later became director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
  • Joshua Colwell, who played one of the NASA officials in mission control, was also a technical advisor on the film.
  • The movie begins in the year 1998, where Leo and Sarah's astronomy club is on top of the hills looking at stars and where Dr. Wolf died in a car crash. A year passes, and it's 1999, the year when President Tom Beck announces to the world that a comet would threaten to hit the Earth in one year on August 16. Therefore, the date of the Wolf-Beiderman impact is predicted to occur on 16 August 2000.
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Keywords:
Comet, Astronaut, Lottery Of Fate, Giant Wave, End Of The World  ...[more]


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