PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Romance
A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst.
As an executive producer, and the presumed director, Steven Spielberg initially sought Bruce Joel Rubin as the screenwriter, explaining the project as a remake of When Worlds Collide (1951). This film happened to have been very significant and influential in Rubin's life. When he saw it as a ten-year-old boy, "It was the beginning of the emergence of philosophy in my life", Rubin said in The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin (2007). Immediately after he and a boyhood friend came out of the theater where they'd watched the film, they spent four hours talking about "the end of days".
Jason says "Lie lie lie lie, til death do us part" blah blah blah. And she says yes, and he says yes and it's kissie kissie kissie and congratulations.
Robin Lerner: Jenny, you now have a stepmother who is two years older than you.
On the newscast, they say that the warheads will be drilled 100 meters into the comet; however, while on the comet, the astronauts are working with measurements in feet, including the bomb being drilled 800 feet, which is actually over 290 meters, into the comet.
The opening DreamWorks logo ends with the clouds in the logo fading away to show the stars in space in the background, and the title words DEEP IMPACT are filled with a view of the Earth.
$41,152,375 10 May 1998