PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Ellis, and Shawnee Smith appeared in The Island (2005), also directed by Michael Bay.
This is the Earth, at a time when the dinosaurs roamed a lush and fertile planet.
Narrator: A piece of rock just 6 miles wide changed all that.
Narrator: It hit with the force of 10,000 nuclear weapons. A trillion tons of dirt and rock hurtled into the atmosphere, ...
When the Independence crashes, AJ goes over to the dead body of Oscar; when there is a spark in the background,Oscar blinks.
Portions of the video of Grace Stamper and A.J. Frost's wedding are shown during the final credits.
American Television Version deletes a 5-second scene of the World Trade Center, damaged and in flames, after the opening asteroid shower. In addition, a second scene of the World Trade Center Tower 2 being hit by a fragment is cut short.
English, Russian, Indonesian
$36,089,972 (USA) (5 July 1998)
$201,573,391 (USA) (6 December 1998)
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