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Asteroid (1997)
Actors: Michael Biehn, Annabella Sciorra, Zachary Charles, Don Franklin, Carlos Gómez
Director: Bradford May
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     1998     2hr 0min

When Colorado astronomer Dr. Lily McKee discovers that an approaching comet has dislodged several giant asteroids, propelling them on a crash course with Earth, she contacts Federal Emergency Management Director Jack Walla...  more »


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Actors: Michael Biehn, Annabella Sciorra, Zachary Charles, Don Franklin, Carlos Gómez
Director: Bradford May
Creators: Christopher Morgan, Dan Schmit, Dianna Oliva-Day, Donna Ebbs, John Davis, Robbyn Burger, Scott Sturgeon
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/10/1998
Original Release Date: 02/16/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 02/16/1997
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

doppelganger | Chicago | 03/12/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, it's no Deep Impact or Armeggedon. The only similiarity is the asteroid. And if were not for two little things, this would've been a four star movie. First, there is a water-crashing-over-land scene that is reminiscent of the old days (the 60's) when we saw frothy bathwater being tossed over miniature model towns. It's an eyesore in the movie and that's when you start to notice the acting aint all that great either. There are alot of really good effects mixed in though, which is puzzling. There is no spaceship that attempts to make a landing on the asteroid, and their defensive ideas all revolve around lasers instead of nukes. There is a movie here, but they mixed in some pretty bad effects with the good ones and spent too much TIME focusing on the drama of the doctor's lost child and the grandpa. You know what happens, she spends at least a half hour of the movie looking through a wasteland, and then there's another 30 minutes spent on totally irrelevant action sequences while rescuing a boy from his own stupidity (he wanders into an asteroid crater - that is on fire).
Reviewers seem to like this movie, and it wasn't all that bad. Deep Impact is one of my favorite movies, so I had to check this out. I can only watch Armeggedon if I'm alone and allowed to fast-forward through all the drama scenes. And Asteroid will never be watched twice - i.e. rent."
Kelly | Littleton, Colorado | 03/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I liked this movie. It was thought provoking and insightful with the action taking place in a location not usually seen before. Dallas, Texas was a good choice as it is highly populated, but not typical like New York, or Los Angeles. Being a Colorado girl, I liked that the NOAA facility in Boulder was used. The FEMA aspect was something new not usually included in these types of movies, and gave a more human element to the story instead of focusing on the impending disaster.
An Asteroid! Earth will be destroyed! Or probably not....
Bunny Man! | Seattle, WA USA | 03/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a pretty good movie, and a pretty good disaster movie, and suffers chiefly in comparison with Armageddon and Deep Impact, which had the advantages of higher budgets and vastly advanced special effects. For its time, though, it is pretty good!As is the case with most of the disaster genre of film, the story focuses on a few individuals, families with victims in the main disaster zones. The movie spends as much time following them and their interrelationships as it does on the disasters.The Asteroid chunks come in two main clusters, the first of which is a virtual non-event (a dam is burst, and sections of Kansas City are flooded). But the second asteroid-fall is a doozy, demolishing most of Dallas with some reasonable special effects and some very well done rubble. As is so often the case with disaster films, though, the movie misses out on wider aspects of the disaster. We here cursory reports of a Peruvian apartment building and what not which are impacted, but the movie concentrates exclusively on events in Missouri, Colorado, and ultimately Texas. By anything the movie shows, the disaster is local rather than worldwide in impact. A broader view would definitely increase its effectiveness.Still, recommended for watching, particularly if you like the genre."
Bunny Man! | 10/12/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I watched this movie once, and it made me feel stupid just for buying it. It's horribly innacurate, and terribly made. The characters have about as much depth as poetry by Homer Simpson. Rent it, then do the video store a favor, and burn the tape."