Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Release Date: July 1, 1998
DVD: January 5, 1999

Current rating: Rating: 4.29
based on 474 votes and 28 reviews
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Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Willis, Peter Stormare, Ben Affleck, Steve Buscemi, Will Patton, Jessica Steen, Liv Tyler, William Fichtner, Shawnee Smith


It is a seemingly normal day at NASA. Some astronauts are repairing a satellite. Soon after, a meteor shower comes out of nowhere. It destroys the satellite and also hits and destroys all of New York City. NASA discovers a Texas-sized asteroid barreling towards Earth. If this asteroid is not stopped, all of Earth’s inhabitants will be killed off, just like the dinosaurs.

NASA hires a group of oil drillers led by Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis). They're sent off into deep space to implant a thermonuclear device within the asteroid - hopefully diverting it from a collision course with their home planet.

Director: Michael Bay
Studio: Buena Vista Pictures
Producer(s): Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, Gale Anne Hurd
Screenplay: Robert Roy Pool, Jonathan Hensleigh
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  • 4 stars "It´s cheesy, it´s absurd...but in the good way. Russian guy rules! :D"
  • 1 star "A two and a half hour Aerosmith video. One of the worst films ever."
  • 1 star "Obnoxious and overbearing."