Deep Impact

May 8th, 1998


Deep Impact

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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

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

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

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


Did You Know?

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.

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.")

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.


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