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.

Cast & Crew

Spurgeon Tanner Robert Duvall
Jenny Lerner Tea Leoni
President Tom Beck Morgan Freeman
Robin Lerner Vanessa Redgrave
Leo Biederman Elijah Wood
Jason Lerner Maximilian Schell
Alan Rittenhouse James Cromwell
Gus Partenza Jon Favreau
Mark Simon Blair Underwood
Beth Stanley Laura Innes
Director Mimi Leder
Producer Richard Zanuck
Producer David Brown
Writer Michael Tolkin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Edited for language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama