PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Romance
A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepare for the worst.
Morgan Freeman wanted his character (President Beck) to be wearing an earring. Director Mimi Leder turned him down. Later, we see the President addressing the nation from the oval office. His sleeves are rolled up, and one of Freeman's tattoos is showing. The director liked this. She felt it gave the President an everyman look.
Now the outgassing has created a vent a half mile wide and at least two miles deep. Comet gets closer to the sun; sun melts the ice, ice turns to steam. We get a big hole, okay? So, how many nukes do we have left in the back?
Mikhail Tulchinsky: Four.
Spurgeon Tanner: Okay. If we can ...
When the President is addressing 'The Nation' on live TV from The White House, he steps away from the lectern and its 2 microphones, to illustrate the course of the comet on a TV monitor away to his left. At this distance, and without a lapel microphone (radio or wired), his voice would not have been picked up by the lectern microphones and would have faded away to a muted level.
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