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Deep Impact

  • Drama
  • Science and technology
  • 1998
  • Mimi Leder
  • 116 mins
  • 12

Summary

Science-fiction drama starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni and Morgan Freeman. A reporter believes that she has discovered a sex scandal in the US government. As it turns out, "Ele" isn't a mistress, but something used to describe an event so cataclysmic that it could destroy the planet.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Spurgeon TannerRobert Duvall
Jenny LernerTéa Leoni
Leo BiedermanElijah Wood
Robin LernerVanessa Redgrave
Jason LernerMaximilian Schell
President Tom BeckMorgan Freeman
Alan RittenhouseJames Cromwell
Oren MonashRon Eldard
Gus PartenzaJon Favreau
Beth StanleyLaura Innes
Andrea BakerMary McCormack
Don BiedermanRichard Schiff
Sarah HotchnerLeelee Sobieski
Mark SimonBlair Underwood
Eric VennekorDougray Scott
Stuart CaleyBruce Weitz
Ellen BiedermanBetsy Brantley
Marcus WolfCharles Martin Smith
Vicky HotchnerDenise Crosby
Otis HefterKurtwood Smith

Crew

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DirectorMimi Leder

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1998-05-15
Languages
English | Russian
Guidance
Edited for language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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