• Deep Impact (1998)

Deep Impact

Release Date: May 8th, 1998

DVD Release Date: December 15th, 1998

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

A comet is hurtling toward Earth and could mean the end of all human life. The U.S. government keeps the crisis under wraps, but crack reporter Jenny Lerner (Tea Leoni) uncovers the truth -- forcing U.S. President Beck (Morgan Freeman) to announce his plan. Grizzled astronaut Spurgeon "Fish" Tanner (Robert Duvall) and his team will land on the comet and lay explosives, hopefully deterring the object from its doomsday course. If not, humanity will have to prepare for the worst.

Cast: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan Freeman, Maximilian Schell, James Cromwell, Ron Eldard

Director: Mimi Leder

Genres: Drama , Science fiction

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Sacrifice, 1990s, Girlfriend, Quest, Rescue, Tense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Deep Impact, a triple-strand ensemble disaster flick, has a few good opening minutes, the biggest tidal wave you've ever seen in the closing minutes, and a cluster of little meandering melodramas in between. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    You can enjoy the way they create little flashes of wit in the dialogue, which enlivens what is, after all, a formula disaster movie. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Unfortunately, an A-list group of actors doesn't mean a lot when there isn't much of a script. show more

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