After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite "Hercules" but discovers soon that it doesn't have enough fire power. Their only chance to save the world is to join forces with the USSR who have also launched such an illegal satellite. But will both governments agree?

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  1. Edmund H. North

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Stanley Mann


  3. Ronald Neame


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  1. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery

    Dr. Paul Bradley

  2. Natalie Wood

    Natalie Wood

    Tatiana Nikolaevna Donskaya

  3. Karl Malden

    Karl Malden

    Harry Sherwood, NASA

  4. Brian Keith

    Brian Keith

    Dr. Alexei Dubov

  5. Martin Landau

    Martin Landau

    Major General Adlon

  6. Trevor Howard

    Trevor Howard

    Sir Michael Hughes

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • October 19, 1979
    PG, Theatrical



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