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). 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. The camera slowly pans down where stargazers and amateur astronomers are gathered with telescopes. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century. The music for the film was composed and conducted by James Horner. Good luck! A recognizable cast covers up some issues in the production, and the film offers a satisfying experience. Wolf dies in a car crash while racing to raise the alarm. Difficulty: Tough. Deep Impact was a NASA space probe launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on January 12, 2005. It was designed to study the interior composition of the comet Tempel 1 (9P/Tempel), by releasing an impactor into the comet. Among these are students and faculty of the Lee High School Astronomy Club. For the NASA mission to several comets, see. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. He sends a picture to astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, who realizes it is a comet on collision course with Earth. Leo, Sarah, and her baby brother survive on the Appalachian Mountains. Deep Impact grossed over $349 million worldwide on an $80 million production budget. ", for "extinction-level event". A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Lerner gives up her evacuation helicopter seat to her friend Beth and her young daughter, reconciling with her estranged father on the beach. 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. 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. Filming & Production ... but one that hardly registers on the multitudinous cast of the plodding disaster drama "Deep Impact." te is, hogy igazi szócikk lehessen belőle! A comet is hurtling toward Earth and could mean the end of all human life. Official Sites Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. Which blockbuster movie about astronauts digging into a giant space rock in order to blow it up with nuclear weapons was better?  Visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar felt that coverage of worldwide events would have distracted and detracted from the main characters' stories. 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.  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" though ultimately, following a subsequent redraft by Michael Tolkin, neither source work would be credited in the final film. Mimi Leder's "Deep Impact" is a dour and measured science fiction drama. I've watched it dozens of times, so be prepared for some hard questions. 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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. ... first assistant director: New York (as Dana Kuznetzkoff) Ronan O'Connor. Synopsis. | Elijah Wood as Leo Beiderman, a teenager who discovers 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. In May 1997, at a star party, teenage amateur astronomer Leo Beiderman discovers an unusual object. 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. 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. | Two days later, Beck announces that the comet Wolf-Beiderman is headed for Earth and could cause humanity's extinction. 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. Leder, Mimi and Farrar, Scott. Steven Spielberg served as an executive producer of this film. Martial law is imposed and a lottery selects 800,000 Americans to join 200,000 pre-selected individuals in underground shelters. 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. Deep Impact Movie - Directed by Mimi Leder and written by Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin. Meanwhile, an astronaut prepares to lead his crew on a do-or-die mission to intercept the danger. ... second assistant director: second unit, Los Angeles (as Derek Johansen) Dana J. Kuznetzkoff. A comet is hurtling toward Earth and could mean the end of all human life. This book sparks a bit of controversy among fans about its quality, but I liked it quite a bit. 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. It was designed to study the interior composition of the comet Tempel 1 (9P/Tempel), by releasing an impactor into the comet. Deep Impact opens to a starry night sky in Richmond, Virginia. 'Deep Impact': C'mon Comet! A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. 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. As … The descriptions of the comet impact are wonderful (if terrifying) and … Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century. After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet.  Clarke's novel was used as part of the film's publicity campaign both before and after the film's release and he was disgruntled about not being credited on the film. Steven Spielberg served as an executive producer of this film. MSNBC agreed to be featured in the movie instead, seeing it as a way to gain exposure for the then newly created network. ... DGA … | In my opinion, 'Deep Impact' is the better of 1998's two 'comet' movies. She subsequently discovers that "Ellie" is actually the acronym "E.L.E. With Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler. On May 8, 1998, Paramount unveiled disaster film Deep Impact, featuring a cast that included Téa Leoni, Robert Duvall and Morgan Freeman.The film … 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. 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. Company Credits A good cast is wasted and a brave move is sadly unrealised. Directed by Mimi Leder. At 05:52 UTC on July 4, 2005, the Impactor successfully collided with the comet's nucleus. " Metacritic gave a score of 40 out of 100 based on 20 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews". The impact excavated debris from the interior of the nucleus, forming an impact crater. 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. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world.  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. It was the final film by cinematographer Dietrich Lohmann, who died before the film's release.. Release Dates Meanwhile, only a select few are allowed into shelters as humanity braces for impact. An end-of-the-world story that exchanges spectacle for scripted authenticity, the film is engrossing and occasionally moving. The crew of Messiah decide to obliterate Wolf by undertaking a suicide mission. Played 3,030 times. Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for Deep Impact (1998) - Mimi Leder on AllMovie - Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker) directed this… Leo eschews his safety to find Sarah and takes her and her baby brother to high ground. Let's do Armageddon vs. , Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times said that the film "has a more brooding, thoughtful tone than this genre usually calls for", while Rita Kempley and Michael O'Sullivan of the Washington Post criticized what they saw as unemotional performances and a lack of tension. , 1998 science fiction film directed by Mimi Leder, This article is about the 1998 film involving a "killer comet". A last-ditch effort to deflect the comets with ICBMs fails. CNN rejected this because it would be "inappropriate". Directed by Michael Bay. Derek E. Johansen. , 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. , Jenny Lerner, the character played by Téa Leoni, was originally intended to work for CNN. Lerner and the Beiderman family are pre-selected, but Leo's girlfriend Sarah and her family are not.  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