Deep Impact

May 8, 1998 0 By Fans
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Still of Elijah Wood in Deep ImpactStill of Vanessa Redgrave in Deep ImpactDavid Duchovny and Téa Leoni at event of Deep ImpactStill of Leelee Sobieski in Deep ImpactDeep ImpactStill of Robert Duvall in Deep Impact

Plot

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 6.0/10 (72,763 voted)

Critic's Score: 40/100

Director:
Mimi Leder

Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood

Storyline
As a comet is on a collision course with earth, humans have to prepare for their survival. They randomly select eight hundred thousand people to be saved in order to keep the human race alive.

Writers: Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin

Cast:

Robert Duvall

Spurgeon Tanner


Téa Leoni

Jenny Lerner


Elijah Wood

Leo Biederman


Vanessa Redgrave

Robin Lerner


Morgan Freeman

President Beck


Maximilian Schell

Jason Lerner


James Cromwell

Alan Rittenhouse


Ron Eldard

Oren Monash


Jon Favreau

Gus Partenza


Laura Innes

Beth Stanley


Mary McCormack

Andrea Baker


Richard Schiff

Don Biederman


Leelee Sobieski

Sarah Hotchner


Blair Underwood

Mark Simon


Dougray Scott

Eric Vennekor

Taglines:
Oceans rise. Cities fall. Hope survives.

Release Date: 8 May 1998

Filming Locations: Ambassador Hotel – 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $75,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $41,152,375
(USA)
(10 May 1998)
(3156 Screens)

Gross: $180,500,000
(Worldwide)
(23 August 1998)
(except USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

In the film's final trailer, the blue background used behind the text graphics is a slightly altered version of the background used for the opening titles of
Event Horizon, another Paramount film.

Goofs:

Factual errors:
A comet traveling 40 miles per second would take less than two seconds from the time it enters the atmosphere until it impacts Earth. In the film, the comet takes many seconds to travel above the jammed Interstate, at the apparent speed of an ailing B17. (David Levy in his book 'Comets', quoted in The New York Times: "By the time (Halley's Comet) passes the Earth, it is sprinting along at close to forty miles per second.")

Quotes:

Oren Monash:
Fish. Why the hell do they call you FISH?

Spurgeon Tanner:
Well, Spurgeon… Sturgeon… FISH. Took about 15 minutes my first day at the Naval Academy.



User Review

"Deep Impact" is extremely under rated!

Rating: 8/10


5.9!? I can't believe that. I know disaster movies are usually crap
such as The Day After Tomorrow, Armageddon, Godzilla, Independence Day,
etc. This however was not crap. It boasted a fine cast that did great
work the standout being Morgan Freeman and Robert Duvall. The rest of
the cast though also did quite well. The story was handled in a fairly
realistic manner and didn't require me to roll my eyes at the many plot
contrivances the way the others I listed did. The only major flaw for
me was the casting of tea Leoni. The usually dependable actress was
extremely bland in this film. She has done much better work in her
career. Despite that flaw this is another fine movie that for some
reason is really under rated.