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.
N.A.S.A. shows this film during their management training program. New managers are given the task of trying to spot as many errors as possible. At least one hundred sixty-eight have been found.
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, ...
As the two shuttles are approaching the Russian space station, the pilot of one of the shuttles says he is firing the retro-rockets. This would be done so that the shuttles didn't slam into the station. But as the camera cuts to a view of the shuttles nearing the station, both shuttles are still firing their main rear rockets.
All initial UK '12' Certificate videos came with the full promo video for Aerosmith's: "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" before the film started. The video only came with the limited widescreen or even more limited 'double feature' boxed video with 'The Making of Armaggedon' as a bonus video. Also some outtakes (1 per character) were featured at the very end of the credits with text underneath saying 'In loving memory of
The TV version concludes on the runway after the return of the shuttle crew. The wedding scene and related "home movie" footage is not shown.
English, Russian, Indonesian
$36,089,972 (USA) (5 July 1998)
$201,573,391 (USA) (6 December 1998)