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Deep Impact (1998)

deepimpact_011TV reporter Jenny Lerner (Téa Leoni, pictured at right) believes she is tracking down a sex-scandal story of Presidential indiscretion, until she discovers a huge comet is on a collision course with Earth. Spurgeon Tanner (Robert Duvall) is the astronaut leading a mission to intercept the threat in space.

The chilling gravity of the situation is hauntingly evoked by the national lottery that’s put in place to choose who will “survive” in an underground retreat.

Director Mimi Leder adds gripping immediacy to executive producer Steven Spielberg’s loose remake of Rudolph Maté’s movie When Worlds Collide (1951) and caps it all with a spectacular display of epic destruction.

Spurgeon Tanner
Robert Duvall
Jenny Lerner
Téa Leoni
Leo Biederman
Elijah Wood
Robin Lerner
Vanessa Redgrave
Jason Lerner
Maximilian Schell
President Tom Beck
Morgan Freeman
Alan Rittenhouse
James Cromwell
Oren Monash
Ron Eldard
Gus Partenza
Jon Favreau
Beth Stanley
Laura Innes
Andrea Baker
Mary McCormack
Don Biederman
Richard Schiff
Ellen Biederman
Betsy Brantley
Sarah Hotchner
Leelee Sobieski
Vicky Hotchner
Denise Crosby
Mark Simon
Blair Underwood
Eric Vennekor
Dougray Scott
Stuart Caley
Bruce Weitz
Marcus Wolf
Charles Martin Smith
Otis Hefter
Kurtwood Smith

Director
Mimi Leder