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Deep Impact

Deep Impact

Mimi Leder (1998)

116min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A huge comet is on a collision course with Earth in director Mimi Leder's science-fiction disaster movie, which gains a certain amount of credibility by highlighting the human side of the impending catastrophe. The frightening scenario focuses on TV reporter Téa Leoni, who stumbles upon the story while tracking down what she thinks is a Presidential indiscretion, and astronaut Robert Duvall, who leads a mission to intercept the threat in space. The chilling gravity of the situation is hauntingly evoked by the national lottery that's put in place to choose who will "survive" in an underground retreat. Leder adds gripping immediacy to executive producer Steven Spielberg's loose remake of Rudolph Maté's 1951 movie When Worlds Collide and caps it all with a spectacular display of epic destruction.

Summary

A TV reporter investigating a presidential misdemeanour stumbles on evidence that a comet is on a collision course with Earth, threatening the future of the human race. Meanwhile, an astronaut prepares to lead his crew on a do-or-die mission to intercept the danger. Sci-fi drama, starring Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Morgan Freeman and Elijah Wood. Edited for daytime broadcast.

Cast & Crew

Spurgeon Tanner Robert Duvall
Jenny Lerner Téa Leoni
Leo Biederman Elijah Wood
Robin Lerner Vanessa Redgrave
Jason Lerner Maximilian Schell
President Tom Beck Morgan Freeman
Alan Rittenhouse James Cromwell
Oren Monash Ron Eldard
Gus Partenza Jon Favreau
Beth Stanley Laura Innes
Andrea Baker Mary McCormack
Don Biederman Richard Schiff
Sarah Hotchner Leelee Sobieski
Mark Simon Blair Underwood
Eric Vennekor Dougray Scott
Stuart Caley Bruce Weitz
Ellen Biederman Betsy Brantley
Marcus Wolf Charles Martin Smith
Vicky Hotchner Denise Crosby
Otis Hefter Kurtwood Smith
Director Mimi Leder
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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