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?

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 19, 1979
    PG, Theatrical



Cast 22

  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

  7. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda
    The President

  8. Richard Dysart

    Richard Dysart
    Secretary of Defense

  9. Joseph Campanella

    Joseph Campanella
    General Easton

  10. BB

    Bo Brundin
    Rolf Manheim

  11. KD

    Katherine De Hetre
    Jan Watkins

  12. JG

    James G. Richardson
    Alan Marshall

  13. Roger Robinson

    Roger Robinson
    Bill Hunter

  14. Michael Zaslow

    Michael Zaslow
    Sam Mason

  15. JM

    John McKinney
    Peter Watson

  16. JF

    John Findlater
    Astronaut Tom Easton

  17. PT

    Paul Tulley
    Astronaut Bill Frager

  18. AW

    Allen Williams
    Astronaut Michael McKendrick

  19. Bibi Besch

    Bibi Besch
    Helen Bradley

  20. Gregory Gaye

    Gregory Gaye
    Russian Premier

  21. Clyde Kusatsu

    Clyde Kusatsu

  22. Sybil Danning

    Sybil Danning
    Girl Skier

Crew 22


  1. EC

    Edward C. Carfagno
    Production Design

  2. DA

    David A. Constable
    Art Direction

  3. BK

    Barbara Krieger
    Set Decoration


  1. PL

    Paul Lohmann
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. AW

    Albert Wolsky
    Costume Design

  2. DA

    Del Armstrong
    Makeup Artist

  3. EB

    Edwin Butterworth
    Makeup Artist

  4. HS

    Hallie Smith-Simmons
    Makeup Artist

  5. SB

    Sugar Blymyer

  6. LD

    Lynn Del Kail


  1. Ronald Neame

    Ronald Neame


  1. CK

    Carl Kress


  1. AH
  2. TR
  3. SH

    Sandy Howard
    Executive Producer

  4. GK

    Gabriel Katzka
    Executive Producer


  1. LR

    Laurence Rosenthal
    Original Music Composer

Visual Effects

  1. WC

    William Cruse
    Visual Effects

  2. MA

    Margo Anderson
    Visual Effects Supervisor


  1. SM

    Stanley Mann

  2. Edmund H. North

    Edmund H. North

  3. Edmund H. North

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