Deep Impact

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A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.

  1. Mimi Leder


  2. Michael Tolkin


  3. Bruce Joel Rubin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Duvall

    Robert Duvall

    Capt. Spurgeon 'Fish' Tanner

  2. Téa Leoni

    Téa Leoni

    Jenny Lerner

  3. Elijah Wood

    Elijah Wood

    Leo Biederman

  4. Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Robin Lerner

  5. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    President Tom Beck

  6. Maximilian Schell

    Maximilian Schell

    Jason Lerner

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $75,000,000.00

Revenue $140,464,664.00

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Release Information

  • May 7, 1998
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by Patrick E. Abe

By Patrick E. Abe

A high school Astronomy club discovers a celestial anomaly, their advisor checks it, becomes alarmed at what he finds, and things shift gears. Not bad for a movie that made "E.L.E/Extinction Level Event" a popular phrase and made the naive public aware of The Danger From Space.

From there, seemingly unrelated events come to the attention of a novice TV reporter, culminating in an Apollo-Soyuz level cooperative near space mission. The star-studded crew isn't worked very hard, even as the people are divided into two groups by lottery.

Nevertheless, Family is front and center, in many for... read the rest.

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