Director: Mimi Leder
Writer(s): Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin
Starring: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan Freeman, Maximilian Schell, James Cromwell, Ron Eldard, Jon Favreau, Laura Innes, Mary McCormack, Richard Schiff, Leelee Sobieski, Blair Underwood, Dougray Scott, Gary Werntz, Bruce Weitz, Betsy Brantley, O’Neal Compton, Rya Kihlstedt, Aleksandr Baluev, Caitlin Fein, Amanda Fein, Joe Urla, Una Damon, Mark Moses, Derek de Lint, Charles Dumas, Suzy Nakamura, Alimi Ballard, W. Earl Brown, Katie Hagan, Denise Crosby, Frank Whiteman, Jason Dohring, Jasmine Harrison, Rahi Azizi, Hannah Leder, Tucker Smallwood, Merrin Dungey, Kimberly Huie, William Fair, Francis X. McCarthy, Ellen Bry, Lisa Ann Grant, Leslie Dilley, Concetta Tomei, Mike O’Malley, Kurtwood Smith, Gerry Griffin, Charlie Hartsock, Jennifer Jostyn, Don Handfield, Jason Frasca, Cynthia Ettinger, Benjamin Stralka, Stephanie Patton, Michael Winters, John Ducey, Christopher Darga, Joshua Colwell, Cornelius Lewis, Kevin LaRosa, Janette Andrade, Ethan Aronoff, James E. Ash, Matt Bennett, Len Berdick, Cullen G. Chambers, Charles Rahi Chun, Chris Clover, William Driver, Michael Eskridge, Pamela Fischer, Shannon Frank, Sommer Garcia, Philip M. Gardiner, Bob Glouberman, Phil Hawn, Arden James, Jason Lamey, Jeff Lawrence, Renee McClellan, Paul McMichael, Robin J. Meyer, Jody Millard, George F. Miller, Joseph Ashton Montgomery, Philip Ng, Renee Pezzotta, Rachel Reedy, Mic Rodgers, Leo Rogstad, Thomas Rosales Jr., Charles Martin Smith, Nick Stellate, Tai, Eric Alan Wendell
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.
Release Date: May 08, 1998 (USA) | Length: 120 min | Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense disaster related elements and brief language.