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    Asteroid

Rating:

Disaster:

Asteroid

Plot Summary:

A scientist discovers that two huge asteroids are headed for Earth. The first looks set to hit Kansas City. FEMA officials evacuate just before a torrent of water floods the city after the asteroid destroys a nearby reservoir. The second asteroid could destroy mankind unless the military can destroy it using a newly developed laser weapon. They partially succeed, but now a fragment of the asteroid is headed for Dallas, Texas...

Comments:

As far as TV disaster movies go, this one scores very highly with me. The tension is well maintained, and the story is easy to follow. The quality of the acting is at times quite poor, but generally believable. The science used in the film is also questionable. The televised version was aired as a two part miniseries. The home video version was compiled into a shorter feature. Overall, the film was exciting and enjoyable to watch.

Special Effects:

The effects in this film are some of the best I have seen in a TV disaster movie. The use of models and computer graphics is at times obvious, but that aside, they appear realistic and are most enjoyable to watch.

Status:

Available

Released:

1996

Runtime:

120 mins

Color System:

Color

Screen Ratio:

Fullscreen 4:3

Starring:

Michael Beihn, Annabella Sciorra

Producer:

John Davis

Director:

Bradford May

AKA:

none
   

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