Deep Impact (1998) (3.5/4)

Deep Impact

A special-effects-filled disaster epic with a sensitive side, this hit stars Tea Leoni as a TV reporter who uncovers the suppressed news that a newly-discovered comet is on a collision course with Earth. With time running out, a NASA team led by veteran astronaut Robert Duvall is sent to try and destroy the comet, while a lottery is held to pick the million Americans to be housed in specially-built caves to survive the coming catastrophe.

Directed by: Mimi Leder
The cast includes: Robert Duvall (Capt. Spurgeon ''Fish'' Tanner), Tea Leoni (Jenny Lerner), Vanessa Redgrave (Robin Lerner), Morgan Freeman (President Tom Beck), Maximilian Schell (Jason Lerner), James Cromwell (Alan Rittenhouse), Ron Eldard (Dr. Oren Monash)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 121 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: When Worlds Collide (1951), Armageddon (1998)
Related categories: End of the World, Heroes and Heroines

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