DVD 150 mins IMDB 5.7 (54,962 votes)
Buena Vista (1998)
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Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA  /  English

Bruce Willis Harry S. Stamper
Billy Bob Thornton Dan Truman, NASA Administrator
Ben Affleck A.J. Frost
Liv Tyler Grace Stamper
Will Patton Charles 'Chick' Chapple
Steve Buscemi Rockhound
William Fichtner Colonel William Sharp, Shuttle Freedom Pilot
Owen Wilson Oscar Choi, Geologist
Michael Clarke Duncan Jayotis 'Bear' Kurleenbear
Peter Stormare Lev Andropov, Russian Cosmonaut
Keith David Gen. Kimsey
Ken Hudson Campbell Max Lennert (as Ken Campbell)
Jessica Steen Jennifer Watts, Shuttle Freedom Co-Pilot
Chris Ellis Walter Clark
Jason Isaacs Dr. Ronald Quincy, Research
David Keith

Director Michael Bay
Producer Michael Bay; Jerry Bruckheimer; Gale Anne Hurd
Writer Robert Roy Pool; Jonathan Hensleigh; J.J. Abrams; Tony Gilroy; Shane Salerno
Cinematography John Schwartzman
Musician Jack Blades; Trevor Rabin; Steven Tyler; Diane Warren
User Credit 1 Mark Goldblatt; Chris Lebenzon; Glen Scantlebury
User Credit 2 Magali Guidasci; Michael Kaplan

Michael Bay directed this $150 million science fiction action thriller about an asteroid on a collision course with Earth, sending fireballs down on Manhattan, prompting a plan to split the asteroid into two sections before it arrives and causes human extinction. NASA executive director Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) brings in the world's number-one oil driller, Harry S. Stamper (Bruce Willis), who assembles his team that is trained for the task. The group includes top crew hand A.J. Frost (Ben Affleck), who is involved in a relationship with Stamper's daughter Grace (Liv Tyler). With only days remaining, two shuttles head into space to drill 800 feet into the asteroid and nuke the rock. Back on Earth, as mini-asteroids pelt Paris and Shanghai, humanity hopes and prays for a successful mission. — Bhob Stewart

Edition Details
Barcode 717951000842
Region Region 1
Chapters 27
Release Date 2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Sci-fi disaster action, sensuality and brief language.
User Text 2 It's Closer Than You Think.
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Trivia: One of the badges on the front of A.J.'s Armadillo is the marque for a manufacturer of Swiss Army knives. It can be seen as they bring his Armadillo into position after the first was destroyed. (more)

Goofs: Miscellaneous: The shot of people celebrating in Mission Control after the nuclear weapon is detonated is used twice, just longer the second time. Most noticeable is the officer in a beret in the front doing the same motions both times. (more)

Rockhound: I remember this one! This is one where the coyote sat his ass in a slingshot then strapped himself to an acme rocket. Is that what we're doing here?
Truman: [under his breath] Rockhound.
Rockhound: No really, cos it didn't...
Harry Stamper: [shouting over Rockhound] Hey Rock!
Rockhound: ...work out too well for the Coyote, Harry!
Truman: We have a lot better rockets than the Coyote.

Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 27 nominations (more)