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  • Deep Impact (1998)

    4.9/10

    PG-13 | 2h 00min | Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Romance

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Deep Impact (1998) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Deep Impact (1998) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Elijah Wood, Thomas Rosales Jr., Morgan Freeman, Dougray Scott, W. Earl Brown

Directed by Mimi Leder

Synopsis: Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

Tagline: Heaven and Earth are about to collide.

Synopsis: Journalist Jenny Lerner is assigned to look into the background of Secretary Alan Rittenhouse who abruptly resigned from government citing his wife's ill health. She learns from his secretary that Rittenhouse was having an affair with someone named Ellie but when she confronts him, his strange reaction leads her to reconsider her story. In fact, a comet, discovered the previous year by high school student Leo Biederman and astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, is on a collision course with the Earth, an Extinction Level Event. A joint US-Russian team is sent to destroy the comet but should it fail, special measures are to be put in place to secure the future of mankind. As the space mission progresses, many individuals deal with their fears and ponder their future.

Tagline: Heaven and Earth are about to collide.

Storyline: Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

  • Deep Impact (1998) Movie Details

  • Directors: Mimi Leder
  • Writers: Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, Thomas Rosales Jr., Morgan Freeman, Dougray Scott, W. Earl Brown, Ron Eldard, Leo Rogstad, Una Damon, Francis X. McCarthy, Matt Bennett, Cynthia Ettinger, Janette Andrade, Richard Schiff, Christopher Darga, Mark Moses, Kurtwood Smith, Eric Alan Wendell, James Cromwell, Tucker Smallwood, Charles Rahi Chun, Paul McMichael, Denise Crosby, Jon Favreau, Kimberly Huie, Pamela Fischer, Téa Leoni, Leelee Sobieski, Philip Ng, Bob Glouberman, Phil Hawn
  • Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Romance
  • Producers: Joan Bradshaw, David Brown, D. Scott Easton, Walter F. Parkes, Steven Spielberg, Richard D. Zanuck
  • Musicians: James Horner
  • Cinematographers: Dietrich Lohmann
  • Editors: Paul Cichocki, David Rosenbloom
  • Runtime: 120 min / 2h 00min
  • Year: 1998
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 5
  • Nominations: 14
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