Based on 86 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, 45% of critics enjoyed the film, with an average rating of 5.8/10. A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. I've watched it dozens of times, so be prepared for some hard questions. Cast: Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood,Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan Freeman, Jason Lerner, James Cromwell, Leelee Sobieski Synopsis: A team of astronauts tries to stop a killer asteroid from hitting earth. A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Leder, Mimi and Farrar, Scott. At 05:52 UTC on July 4, 2005, the Impactor successfully collided with the comet's nucleus. Official Sites Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for Deep Impact (1998) - Mimi Leder on AllMovie - Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker) directed this… | After the waters recede, President Beck speaks to a large crowd at the damaged United States Capitol, encouraging them to remember those lost as they begin to rebuild. | On May 8, 1998, Paramount unveiled disaster film Deep Impact, featuring a cast that included Téa Leoni, Robert Duvall and Morgan Freeman.The film … Deep Impact is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film[3] directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, and Morgan Freeman. The website's critical consensus reads, "A tidal wave of melodrama sinks Deep Impact's chance at being the memorable disaster flick it aspires to be. Played 3,030 times. | A comet is hurtling toward Earth and could mean the end of all human life. Deep Impact debuted at the North American box office with $41,000,000 in ticket sales. [7] In 1995, the forthcoming film was announced in industry publications as "Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, based on the film When Worlds Collide and The Hammer of God by Arthur C Clarke"[8] though ultimately, following a subsequent redraft by Michael Tolkin, neither source work would be credited in the final film. Among these are students and faculty of the Lee High School Astronomy Club. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. The crew of Messiah decide to obliterate Wolf by undertaking a suicide mission. Leo marries Sarah in a vain attempt to save her family, and Sarah refuses to go to the shelter without them. Two students at this club are Leo Beiderman (Elijah Wood) and his girlfriend, Sarah Hotchner (Leelee Sobieski). The movie grossed $140,000,000 in North America and an additional $209,000,000 worldwide for a total gross of $349,000,000. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century. Deep Impact Movie - Directed by Mimi Leder and written by Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. For the NASA mission to several comets, see. In the mid 1990s, they approached director Steven Spielberg, with whom they had made the 1975 blockbuster Jaws, to discuss their long-planned project. ... but one that hardly registers on the multitudinous cast of the plodding disaster drama "Deep Impact." Mimi Leder’s Deep Impact opened May 8, 1998, and was swiftly followed by Michael Bay's Armageddon just weeks later on June 30. He reveals that the United States and Russia have been constructing the Messiah in orbit, a spacecraft to transport a team to alter the comet's path with nuclear bombs. Best Quote: "Look on the bright side. As … assistant location manager: Washington D.C. location projectionist: Washington D.C. (uncredited), orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent), conductor / music producer / orchestrator, music producer / score mixer / score recordist, project officer / technical advisor: military, display graphics coordinator (as Harry Jarvis). The descriptions of the comet impact are wonderful (if terrifying) and … Beck announces the mission's failure, the bombs split the comet into a larger (Wolf) and a smaller (Beiderman) piece, both still headed for Earth. Good luck! Martial law is imposed and a lottery selects 800,000 Americans to join 200,000 pre-selected individuals in underground shelters. The film depicts the attempts to prepare for and destroy a 7-mile (11 km) wide comet set to collide with Earth and cause a mass extinction. Average score for this quiz is 14 / 25. [15], Director Mimi Leder later explained that she would have liked to travel to other countries to incorporate additional perspectives, but due to a strict filming schedule and a comparatively low budget, the idea was scratched. With Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler. It was the final film by cinematographer Dietrich Lohmann, who died before the film's release.[6]. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Deep Impact (późniejsza nazwa: EPOXI) – sonda kosmiczna wystrzelona przez NASA 12 stycznia 2005 roku z kosmodromu na przylądku Canaveral, której celem było zbadanie składu jądra komety Tempel 1, a później także obserwacja jądra komety 103P/Hartley.Nigdy wcześniej tego typu misje nie były prowadzone. A good cast is wasted and a brave move is sadly unrealised. As of Jan 14 21. [16], A number of scientists worked as science consultants for the film including astronomers Gene Shoemaker, Carolyn Shoemaker, Josh Colwell and Chris Luchini, former astronaut David Walker, and the former director of the NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Gerry Griffin.[17]. Directed by Michael Bay. [21][22], At the 1998 Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, the film was nominated for Worst Supporting Actress for Leoni (lost to Lacey Chabert for Lost in Space) and Worst Screenplay For A Film Grossing More Than $100 Million (Using Hollywood Math) (lost to Godzilla). This book sparks a bit of controversy among fans about its quality, but I liked it quite a bit. In my opinion, 'Deep Impact' is the better of 1998's two 'comet' movies. A last-ditch effort to deflect the comets with ICBMs fails. Mimi Leder's "Deep Impact" is a dour and measured science fiction drama. After saying goodbye to their loved ones, they fly the ship into a deep crevasse and use their remaining nuclear warheads to blow Wolf into smaller pieces that burn up in Earth's atmosphere. [7] Clarke's novel was used as part of the film's publicity campaign both before and after the film's release[9][10][11][12] and he was disgruntled about not being credited on the film. [16] Visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar felt that coverage of worldwide events would have distracted and detracted from the main characters' stories. A recognizable cast covers up some issues in the production, and the film offers a satisfying experience. Lerner gives up her evacuation helicopter seat to her friend Beth and her young daughter, reconciling with her estranged father on the beach. Deep Impact was in some ways similar to the classic novel "Lucifer's Hammer", written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. With Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman. 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A year later, journalist Jenny Lerner investigates Secretary of the Treasury Alan Rittenhouse over his connection with "Ellie", whom she supposes to be a mistress. Spielberg planned to produce and direct The Hammer of God himself for his then-fledgling DreamWorks studio, but opted to merge the two projects with Zanuck and Brown, and they commissioned a screenplay for what would become Deep Impact. Steven Spielberg served as an executive producer of this film. In May 1997, at a star party, teenage amateur astronomer Leo Beiderman discovers an unusual object. ... DGA … CNN rejected this because it would be "inappropriate". Deep Impact opens to a starry night sky in Richmond, Virginia. Deep Impact was a NASA space probe launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on 12 January, 2005. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century. It was designed to study the interior composition of the comet Tempel 1 (9P/Tempel), by releasing an impactor into the comet. The U.S. government keeps the crisis under wraps, but crack reporter Jenny Lerner (Tea Leoni) uncovers the truth -- forcing U.S. President Beck (Morgan Freeman) to announce his plan. He sends a picture to astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, who realizes it is a comet on collision course with Earth. [7] Although several screenplay drafts were completed, the producers were not completely happy with any of them and the project remained in "development hell" for many years. He and his family are selected to go into the underground bunker to survive. Deep Impact grossed over $349 million worldwide on an $80 million production budget. Which blockbuster movie about astronauts digging into a giant space rock in order to blow it up with nuclear weapons was better? Derek E. Johansen. MSNBC agreed to be featured in the movie instead, seeing it as a way to gain exposure for the then newly created network. The impact excavated debris from the interior of the nucleus, forming an impact crater. Deep Impact, as I mentioned, lacks an A-list star, but it does feature superb performances from two of the best supporting actors of our generation: Robert Duvall (Spurgeon Tanner, captain of the spaceship) and Morgan Freeman (Tom Beck, the U.S. President). [2], The film had a mixed critical reception. Let's do Armageddon vs. ", for "extinction-level event". A good cast is wasted and a brave move is sadly unrealised. ... second assistant director: second unit, Los Angeles (as Derek Johansen) Dana J. Kuznetzkoff. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Comet Beiderman creates a megatsunami that destroys much of the East Coast of the United States and later Europe and Africa as well, resulting in millions of fatalities. Lerner and the Beiderman family are pre-selected, but Leo's girlfriend Sarah and her family are not. Difficulty: Tough. | Audio commentary. Deep Impact Mimi Leder (1998) 116min. It was released by Paramount Pictures in North America and by DreamWorks Pictures internationally on May 8, 1998. Wolf dies in a car crash while racing to raise the alarm. [19], Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times said that the film "has a more brooding, thoughtful tone than this genre usually calls for",[20] while Rita Kempley and Michael O'Sullivan of the Washington Post criticized what they saw as unemotional performances and a lack of tension. Deep Impact Cast, Plot and Trailers, In Theaters May 8th, 1998. Deep Impact was released in the same summer as a similarly themed film, Armageddon, which fared better at the box office, while astronomers described Deep Impact as being more scientifically accurate. Despite competition in the summer of 1998 from the similar Armageddon, Deep Impact was still a box office hit and was the higher opener of the two. [7] However, Spielberg had already bought the film rights to the 1993 novel The Hammer of God by Arthur C. Clarke, which dealt with a similar theme of an asteroid on a collision course for Earth and humanity's attempts to prevent its own extinction. Meanwhile, only a select few are allowed into shelters as humanity braces for impact. It was designed to study the interior composition of the comet Tempel 1 (9P/Tempel), by releasing an impactor into the comet. The camera slowly pans down where stargazers and amateur astronomers are gathered with telescopes. Directed by Mimi Leder. Leo eschews his safety to find Sarah and takes her and her baby brother to high ground. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. 5/10 because deep down it does in fact pose some rather interesting questions, questions that at least make Deep Impact worth a revisit on a quiet and boring Sunday evening by the fire, but it's definitely a case of so near and yet so far far away. "[18] Metacritic gave a score of 40 out of 100 based on 20 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Leo, Sarah, and her baby brother survive on the Appalachian Mountains. The origins of Deep Impact started in the late 1970s when producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown approached Paramount Studios proposing a remake of the 1951 film When Worlds Collide. Release Dates Deep Impact is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, and Morgan Freeman. The ship is damaged by the blast and loses contact with Earth. [4][5] Both films were similarly received by critics, with Armageddon scoring 39% and Deep Impact scoring 45% on Rotten Tomatoes. assistant production coordinator: Washington D.C. display graphics supervisor (as Todd Aron Marks), production assistant: additional photography, executive producer assistant (as Lisa Zusmer), production assistant: Washington D.C. (uncredited), extras set coordinator: Edwards AFB (uncredited). Steven Spielberg served as an executive producer of this film. Deep Impact az Internet Movie Database oldalon (angolul) Deep Impact a PORT.hu-n (magyarul) Ez a filmművészeti tárgyú lap egyelőre csonk (erősen hiányos). A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Company Credits Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Fleeing Pedestrian Landing Next to Guy on Bench, My 90's favorites/Mis favoritas de los 90's, second second assistant director (as Paula J. Harris), first assistant director: second unit, Los Angeles, additional second second assistant director (as Basil Bryant Grillo), second assistant director: second unit, Los Angeles (as Derek Johansen), first assistant director: New York (as Dana Kuznetzkoff), second assistant director: Washington D.C. (as Alison Rosa), second assistant director: New York (as Lisa Rowe), additional second assistant director: crowd scenes, first assistant director: second unit (as Michele Ziegler), additional second assistant director: New York (uncredited), art department production assistant (as Heather Smith), sound effects editor (as Christopher Aud), sound effects editor (as John V. Bonds Jr.), second assistant sound editor (as Jeff Cranford), special sound designer (as John Paul Fasal), adr editor / dialogue editor (as Andy Somers), additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited), special effects technician (as Thomas H. Brown), special effects foreman (as Donald R. Elliott), special effects technician (as Matthew J. McDonnell), special effects rigger (as Thomas Pahk) / special effects technician, special effects project supervisor: WonderWorks, special effects sets (as WonderWorks Inc.), special effects foreman: second unit, Los Angeles (as Gregory Tippie), special effects technician / special effects: second unit, special effects technician / wire effects, technical animator: ILM (as Philip Alexy), CG technical support: ILM (as Nicholas Anastassiou), digital effects coordinator: Pacific Title/Mirage Digital (as Stacey Board), digital effects artist: ILM (as William J. Brooks), visual effects executive producer: CIS Hollywood, digital artist: Pacific Title/Mirage Digital, digital artist (as Lindy Wilson) / digital effects artist: ILM (as Lindy Wilson), visual effects editor: ILM (as Tim Eaton), 3D camera matchmove artist: ILM (as Selwyn Eddy III), visual effects executive producer: Pacific Title/Mirage Digital, digital plate restoration technician: ILM, lead matchmove artist: ILM (as Michael Halsted), digital effects coordinator: Pacific Title/Mirage Digital, digital compositing supervisor: CIS Hollywood, visual effects art director: concept design/animatics, ILM, visual effects supervisor: CIS Hollywood (as Dr. Ken Jones), digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital, 3D camera matchmove artist: ILM (as Marla Selhorn), technical supervisor: Pacific Title/Mirage Digital, film scanning and recording supervisor: ILM (as Josh Pines), digital effects supervisor: Pacific Title/Mirage Digital, miniatures director of photography: ILM (as Patrick Sweeney), visual effects editor: EFilm (uncredited), Co-Stunt Coordinator / assistant stunt coordinator (as Patrick Romano), stunt double: LeeLee Sobieski (uncredited), camera operator: second unit, Los Angeles / director of photography: mountain unit, additional camera operator / additional photographer, key video assist operator / video assist operator, still photographer: additional photography, camera operator: second unit, Los Angeles, director of photography: Los Angeles second unit, first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit, first assistant camera: "a" camera / steadicam: additional photography, camera operator (additional camera operator), assistant camera / first assistant camera: "a" camera, camera operator: second unit / director of photography: Washington second unit, assistant camera: Wescam / camera technician, studio technical support and services (uncredited), aerial director of photography (uncredited), Lead EVA Space Suit Technician (uncredited), special costume fabricator: spacesuits (uncredited). 5/10 because deep down it does in fact pose some rather interesting questions, questions that at least make Deep Impact worth a revisit on a quiet and boring Sunday evening by the fire, but it's definitely a case of so near and yet so far far away. She is abducted by the FBI to meet President Tom Beck, who persuades her to sit on the story for 48 hours in return for a prominent role in the press conference he will arrange. te is, hogy igazi szócikk lehessen belőle! The music for the film was composed and conducted by James Horner. A comet is hurtling toward Earth and could mean the end of all human life. A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. 'Deep Impact': C'mon Comet! An end-of-the-world story that exchanges spectacle for scripted authenticity, the film is engrossing and occasionally moving. Robert Duvall (Spurgeon Tanner) stars in "Deep Impact" as the former Astronaut brought out of retirement by the President to lead a crucial space mission: to break up the comet that's on a direct path to the Earth and minimize its devastation. Two days later, Beck announces that the comet Wolf-Beiderman is headed for Earth and could cause humanity's extinction. [7] Not wanting to wait, the producers opted to hire Mimi Leder to direct Deep Impact, with Spielberg acting as executive producer. To draw audiences into the story of the characters at the heart of Deep Impact, Leder cast such accomplished performers as Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman (Amistad) and Vanessa Redgrave, along with newer faces like Téa Leoni (Jurassic Park III), Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens), Leelee Sobieski and Elijah Wood. [13][14], Jenny Lerner, the character played by Téa Leoni, was originally intended to work for CNN. Spielberg still planned to direct Deep Impact himself, but commitments to his 1997 film Amistad prevented him from doing so in time, particularly as Touchstone Pictures had just announced their own similarly-themed film Armageddon, also to be released in summer 1998. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. ... first assistant director: New York (as Dana Kuznetzkoff) Ronan O'Connor. 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