[16] Visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar felt that coverage of worldwide events would have distracted and detracted from the main characters' stories. | It was the final film by cinematographer Dietrich Lohmann, who died before the film's release.[6]. A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. [15], Director Mimi Leder later explained that she would have liked to travel to other countries to incorporate additional perspectives, but due to a strict filming schedule and a comparatively low budget, the idea was scratched. Directed by Michael Bay. Which blockbuster movie about astronauts digging into a giant space rock in order to blow it up with nuclear weapons was better? A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Difficulty: Tough. CNN rejected this because it would be "inappropriate". The U.S. government keeps the crisis under wraps, but crack reporter Jenny Lerner (Tea Leoni) uncovers the truth -- forcing U.S. President Beck (Morgan Freeman) to announce his plan. Deep Impact debuted at the North American box office with $41,000,000 in ticket sales. Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for Deep Impact (1998) - Mimi Leder on AllMovie - Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker) directed this… Cast: Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood,Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan Freeman, Jason Lerner, James Cromwell, Leelee Sobieski Synopsis: A team of astronauts tries to stop a killer asteroid from hitting earth. A comet is hurtling toward Earth and could mean the end of all human life. Steven Spielberg served as an executive producer of this film. assistant production coordinator: Washington D.C. display graphics supervisor (as Todd Aron Marks), production assistant: additional photography, executive producer assistant (as Lisa Zusmer), production assistant: Washington D.C. (uncredited), extras set coordinator: Edwards AFB (uncredited). assistant location manager: Washington D.C. location projectionist: Washington D.C. (uncredited), orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent), conductor / music producer / orchestrator, music producer / score mixer / score recordist, project officer / technical advisor: military, display graphics coordinator (as Harry Jarvis). In my opinion, 'Deep Impact' is the better of 1998's two 'comet' movies. | In May 1997, at a star party, teenage amateur astronomer Leo Beiderman discovers an unusual object. Leo eschews his safety to find Sarah and takes her and her baby brother to high ground. Deep Impact Movie - Directed by Mimi Leder and written by Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin. Two students at this club are Leo Beiderman (Elijah Wood) and his girlfriend, Sarah Hotchner (Leelee Sobieski). Synopsis. Leo, Sarah, and her baby brother survive on the Appalachian Mountains. Deep Impact was a NASA space probe launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on 12 January, 2005. "[18] Metacritic gave a score of 40 out of 100 based on 20 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews". She subsequently discovers that "Ellie" is actually the acronym "E.L.E. Lerner gives up her evacuation helicopter seat to her friend Beth and her young daughter, reconciling with her estranged father on the beach. Steven Spielberg served as an executive producer of this film. While rigging nuclear bombs on the comet one astronaut is blinded and another flung into space. The website's critical consensus reads, "A tidal wave of melodrama sinks Deep Impact's chance at being the memorable disaster flick it aspires to be. [16], A number of scientists worked as science consultants for the film including astronomers Gene Shoemaker, Carolyn Shoemaker, Josh Colwell and Chris Luchini, former astronaut David Walker, and the former director of the NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Gerry Griffin.[17]. Leo marries Sarah in a vain attempt to save her family, and Sarah refuses to go to the shelter without them. The descriptions of the comet impact are wonderful (if terrifying) and … A year later, journalist Jenny Lerner investigates Secretary of the Treasury Alan Rittenhouse over his connection with "Ellie", whom she supposes to be a mistress. After saying goodbye to their loved ones, they fly the ship into a deep crevasse and use their remaining nuclear warheads to blow Wolf into smaller pieces that burn up in Earth's atmosphere. [19], Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times said that the film "has a more brooding, thoughtful tone than this genre usually calls for",[20] while Rita Kempley and Michael O'Sullivan of the Washington Post criticized what they saw as unemotional performances and a lack of tension. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. MSNBC agreed to be featured in the movie instead, seeing it as a way to gain exposure for the then newly created network. Beck announces the mission's failure, the bombs split the comet into a larger (Wolf) and a smaller (Beiderman) piece, both still headed for Earth. He reveals that the United States and Russia have been constructing the Messiah in orbit, a spacecraft to transport a team to alter the comet's path with nuclear bombs. With Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman. Deep Impact Mimi Leder (1998) 116min. Leder, Mimi and Farrar, Scott. Directed by Mimi Leder. ... DGA … The movie grossed $140,000,000 in North America and an additional $209,000,000 worldwide for a total gross of $349,000,000. At 05:52 UTC on July 4, 2005, the Impactor successfully collided with the comet's nucleus. Despite competition in the summer of 1998 from the similar Armageddon, Deep Impact was still a box office hit and was the higher opener of the two. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Fleeing Pedestrian Landing Next to Guy on Bench, My 90's favorites/Mis favoritas de los 90's, second second assistant director (as Paula J. Harris), first assistant director: second unit, Los Angeles, additional second second assistant director (as Basil Bryant Grillo), second assistant director: second unit, Los Angeles (as Derek Johansen), first assistant director: New York (as Dana Kuznetzkoff), second assistant director: Washington D.C. 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He and his family are selected to go into the underground bunker to survive. In the mid 1990s, they approached director Steven Spielberg, with whom they had made the 1975 blockbuster Jaws, to discuss their long-planned project. ", for "extinction-level event". [21][22], At the 1998 Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, the film was nominated for Worst Supporting Actress for Leoni (lost to Lacey Chabert for Lost in Space) and Worst Screenplay For A Film Grossing More Than $100 Million (Using Hollywood Math) (lost to Godzilla). Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century. Played 3,030 times. Spielberg planned to produce and direct The Hammer of God himself for his then-fledgling DreamWorks studio, but opted to merge the two projects with Zanuck and Brown, and they commissioned a screenplay for what would become Deep Impact. Release Dates Robert Duvall (Spurgeon Tanner) stars in "Deep Impact" as the former Astronaut brought out of retirement by the President to lead a crucial space mission: to break up the comet that's on a direct path to the Earth and minimize its devastation. Two days later, Beck announces that the comet Wolf-Beiderman is headed for Earth and could cause humanity's extinction. Audio commentary. [7] However, Spielberg had already bought the film rights to the 1993 novel The Hammer of God by Arthur C. Clarke, which dealt with a similar theme of an asteroid on a collision course for Earth and humanity's attempts to prevent its own extinction. Deep Impact was released in the same summer as a similarly themed film, Armageddon, which fared better at the box office, while astronomers described Deep Impact as being more scientifically accurate. It was released by Paramount Pictures in North America and by DreamWorks Pictures internationally on May 8, 1998. He sends a picture to astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, who realizes it is a comet on collision course with Earth. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. She is abducted by the FBI to meet President Tom Beck, who persuades her to sit on the story for 48 hours in return for a prominent role in the press conference he will arrange. The origins of Deep Impact started in the late 1970s when producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown approached Paramount Studios proposing a remake of the 1951 film When Worlds Collide. Deep Impact az Internet Movie Database oldalon (angolul) Deep Impact a PORT.hu-n (magyarul) Ez a filmművészeti tárgyú lap egyelőre csonk (erősen hiányos). A comet is hurtling toward Earth and could mean the end of all human life. An end-of-the-world story that exchanges spectacle for scripted authenticity, the film is engrossing and occasionally moving. [7] Not wanting to wait, the producers opted to hire Mimi Leder to direct Deep Impact, with Spielberg acting as executive producer. Deep Impact opens to a starry night sky in Richmond, Virginia. A recognizable cast covers up some issues in the production, and the film offers a satisfying experience. Good luck! It was designed to study the interior composition of the comet Tempel 1 (9P/Tempel), by releasing an impactor into the comet. Among these are students and faculty of the Lee High School Astronomy Club. With Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler. Martial law is imposed and a lottery selects 800,000 Americans to join 200,000 pre-selected individuals in underground shelters. ... but one that hardly registers on the multitudinous cast of the plodding disaster drama "Deep Impact." Company Credits ... second assistant director: second unit, Los Angeles (as Derek Johansen) Dana J. Kuznetzkoff. The film depicts the attempts to prepare for and destroy a 7-mile (11 km) wide comet set to collide with Earth and cause a mass extinction. It was designed to study the interior composition of the comet Tempel 1 (9P/Tempel), by releasing an impactor into the comet. Elijah Wood as Leo Beiderman, a teenager who discovers the comet. Mimi Leder's "Deep Impact" is a dour and measured science fiction drama. [4][5] Both films were similarly received by critics, with Armageddon scoring 39% and Deep Impact scoring 45% on Rotten Tomatoes. Deep Impact, as I mentioned, lacks an A-list star, but it does feature superb performances from two of the best supporting actors of our generation: Robert Duvall (Spurgeon Tanner, captain of the spaceship) and Morgan Freeman (Tom Beck, the U.S. President). For the NASA mission to several comets, see. Let's do Armageddon vs. [13][14], Jenny Lerner, the character played by Téa Leoni, was originally intended to work for CNN. Official Sites On May 8, 1998, Paramount unveiled disaster film Deep Impact, featuring a cast that included Téa Leoni, Robert Duvall and Morgan Freeman.The film … [7] In 1995, the forthcoming film was announced in industry publications as "Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, based on the film When Worlds Collide and The Hammer of God by Arthur C Clarke"[8] though ultimately, following a subsequent redraft by Michael Tolkin, neither source work would be credited in the final film. The camera slowly pans down where stargazers and amateur astronomers are gathered with telescopes. | 5/10 because deep down it does in fact pose some rather interesting questions, questions that at least make Deep Impact worth a revisit on a quiet and boring Sunday evening by the fire, but it's definitely a case of so near and yet so far far away. Deep Impact Cast, Plot and Trailers, In Theaters May 8th, 1998. The crew of Messiah decide to obliterate Wolf by undertaking a suicide mission. Average score for this quiz is 14 / 25. Deep Impact (późniejsza nazwa: EPOXI) – sonda kosmiczna wystrzelona przez NASA 12 stycznia 2005 roku z kosmodromu na przylądku Canaveral, której celem było zbadanie składu jądra komety Tempel 1, a później także obserwacja jądra komety 103P/Hartley.Nigdy wcześniej tego typu misje nie były prowadzone. To draw audiences into the story of the characters at the heart of Deep Impact, Leder cast such accomplished performers as Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman (Amistad) and Vanessa Redgrave, along with newer faces like Téa Leoni (Jurassic Park III), Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens), Leelee Sobieski and Elijah Wood. A good cast is wasted and a brave move is sadly unrealised. te is, hogy igazi szócikk lehessen belőle! Deep Impact is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film[3] directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, and Morgan Freeman. Deep Impact is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, and Morgan Freeman. A last-ditch effort to deflect the comets with ICBMs fails. A good cast is wasted and a brave move is sadly unrealised. The music for the film was composed and conducted by James Horner. After the waters recede, President Beck speaks to a large crowd at the damaged United States Capitol, encouraging them to remember those lost as they begin to rebuild. 5/10 because deep down it does in fact pose some rather interesting questions, questions that at least make Deep Impact worth a revisit on a quiet and boring Sunday evening by the fire, but it's definitely a case of so near and yet so far far away. ... first assistant director: New York (as Dana Kuznetzkoff) Ronan O'Connor. "Dietrich Lohmann; Widely Praised Cinematographer", "When Worlds Collide Anew (On Location for Deep Impact...)", "Deep Impact - Full Cast and Credits - 1998", United States House Science Subcommittee on Space, The threat and the opportunity of asteroids and other near-earth objects, United States Government Publishing Office, Horizon: Asteroids–The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Deep_Impact_(film)&oldid=1000575498, Films about fictional presidents of the United States, Films with screenplays by Bruce Joel Rubin, Articles with dead external links from February 2019, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 18:29. Mimi Leder’s Deep Impact opened May 8, 1998, and was swiftly followed by Michael Bay's Armageddon just weeks later on June 30. The impact excavated debris from the interior of the nucleus, forming an impact crater. [7] Although several screenplay drafts were completed, the producers were not completely happy with any of them and the project remained in "development hell" for many years. As … [2], The film had a mixed critical reception. 'Deep Impact': C'mon Comet! Derek E. Johansen. Meanwhile, only a select few are allowed into shelters as humanity braces for impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. Comet Beiderman creates a megatsunami that destroys much of the East Coast of the United States and later Europe and Africa as well, resulting in millions of fatalities. As of Jan 14 21. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. | A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. [7] Clarke's novel was used as part of the film's publicity campaign both before and after the film's release[9][10][11][12] and he was disgruntled about not being credited on the film. [23], 1998 science fiction film directed by Mimi Leder, This article is about the 1998 film involving a "killer comet". Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. Meanwhile, an astronaut prepares to lead his crew on a do-or-die mission to intercept the danger. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Filming & Production I've watched it dozens of times, so be prepared for some hard questions. Lerner and the Beiderman family are pre-selected, but Leo's girlfriend Sarah and her family are not. Wolf dies in a car crash while racing to raise the alarm. After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet. This book sparks a bit of controversy among fans about its quality, but I liked it quite a bit. The ship is damaged by the blast and loses contact with Earth. Best Quote: "Look on the bright side. Spielberg still planned to direct Deep Impact himself, but commitments to his 1997 film Amistad prevented him from doing so in time, particularly as Touchstone Pictures had just announced their own similarly-themed film Armageddon, also to be released in summer 1998. Deep Impact grossed over $349 million worldwide on an $80 million production budget. Deep Impact was in some ways similar to the classic novel "Lucifer's Hammer", written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Based on 86 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, 45% of critics enjoyed the film, with an average rating of 5.8/10. 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