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At Theaters: 5/8/1998 On Video: 10/20/1998
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 55 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 059805
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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How would you live today, tomorrow, next week, if you knew the world might end in a year? That is the question faced by a rising young television reporter; by a pair of teenagers just embarking on life, by every person in the world, when scientists discover that a comet is on a collision course with the Earth - a comet so massive that its impact with earth will cause an "E.L.E," an Extinction Level Event, and end life as we know it. It is the question faced by a team of astronauts on a desperate mission to deflect the comet, a mission in which they stake their own futures against the future of the world.

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Action Thriller - Deep Impact is a solid disaster film whose blend of effects, action, suspense, and drama will appeal to a variety of audiences.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Robert Duvall (The Apostle)
Tea Leoni (Flirting With Disaster)
Elijah Wood (The Ice Storm)
Vanessa Redgrave (Julia)
Director: Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker)
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Extras And Special Effects
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PROFANITY: Occasional use of mild profanity
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Structural destruction; non-graphic deaths
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol at restaurants, parties, bars, and the office.
ACTION: Scenes of destruction, outer space explosions.
COMEDY: None
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Good
Deep Impact is in many ways a typical disaster movie, tracing an ensemble of characters as a comet hurtles toward Earth. But unlike recent disaster epics such as Volcano and Dante's Peak, the characters and their plights connect on an emotional level, turning the film into something more than a collection of impressive visual effects.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 205 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
11
High
100%%
13-19Teens (M)
27
Very High
100%%
13-19Teens (F)
19
Very High
100%%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
34
High
97%%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
29
Very High
97%%
30+Adults (M)
42
High
98%%
30+Adults (F)
43
High
91%%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE

Fourteen-year-old Leo Beiderman (Elijah Wood) did not expect to make an earth-shattering discovery when he joined his high school astronomy club. He didn't expect to make any discoveries at all; he simply hoped that classmate Sarah Hotchner (Leelee Sobieski) would discover him. Yet a photograph he takes through his small telescope makes him co-discoverer of Comet Wolf-Beiderman ... a comet that scientists determine is on a fatal collision course with the Earth.

Rising, ambitious newswoman Jenny Lerner (Téa Leoni) thinks she is on the trail of a Washington sex scandal when she confronts a nervous former cabinet secretary and demands answers about a mysterious "Ellie." Instead, she finds herself suddenly whisked away to a secret meeting with President Tom Beck (Morgan Freeman). In turn for her keeping the secret for two days, he offers her the scoop of a lifetime: she is told about E.L.E., an Extinction Level Event, news of the impending catastrophe and of a bold, risky space mission intended to deflect the comet and save the world.

Former astronaut Spurgeon Tanner (Robert Duvall) is brought out of retirement to command the mission, leading an international crew aboard the experimental spaceship Messiah. Their desperate mission: to travel to the comet, land on its violently erupting surface, and plant nuclear charges in hope of either breaking up the comet or changing its orbit away from a collision with the Earth.

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