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.
Billy Bob Thornton told Michael Bay that his backstory for Truman was that he was on track to join N.A.S.A. as an astronaut, but suffered crippling nerve damage as a young man, and was only able to serve as an administrator. Bay loved the idea, and had a scene written that refers to this by showing a metal brace on Truman's leg.
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, ...
A.J. goes down the hole to cut a piece of pipe away. The shot cuts to Harry and Col. William Sharp yelling at him to come out. Meanwhile, A.J. is just starting to cut the same pipe again.
Portions of the video of Grace Stamper and A.J. Frost's wedding are shown during the final credits.
British TV premiere on Channel 5 (March 2002) excluded the wide shot showing the damage caused to New York by the meteor shower.
English, Russian, Indonesian
$36,089,972 (USA) (5 July 1998)
$201,573,391 (USA) (6 December 1998)