Deep Impact

Synopsis: Journalist Jenny Lerner is assigned to look into the background of Secretary Alan Rittenhouse who abruptly resigned from government citing his wife's ill health. She learns from his secretary that Rittenhouse was having an affair with someone named Ellie but when she confronts him, his strange reaction leads her to reconsider her story. In fact, a comet, discovered the previous year by high school student Leo Biederman and astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, is on a collision course with the Earth, an Extinction Level Event. A joint US-Russian team is sent to destroy the comet but should it fail, special measures are to be put in place to secure the future of mankind. As the space mission progresses, many individuals deal with their fears and ponder their future.
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Mimi Leder
Production: Paramount Pictures
  5 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

You said... you said "Chlorine."

Her name's Chloe...


Well, it's still a terrible name.

Jason says, "Lie, lie, lie,

till death do us part,

blah, blah, blah,"

and she says yes,

and he says yes,

and it's kissy, kissy, kissy,

and congratulations.

Jenny, you now have a new stepmother

who is 2 years older than you.

The check.

Well, anyway,

as much as I'd like to stay here

and get silly with you, Mom,

I can't. I gotta go.

I know, I know, I know.

I'm sorry about this.

We'll get over it.

I love you.

I love you, too.

Be good.

I was with the secretary

since he's been governor of Connecticut.

I came to Washington with him.

I moved here because I was

dedicated to his career.

I trusted the man...

and then he fucked me.

He what?

No, I didn't have sex with him.

I should say I didn't

have sex with him,

but somebody sure did.

It was about to come out, so he resigned.

But because I was hired from

outside the government pool,

I don't get conveyed

to the next secretary,

so now I'm out a job...

Because he couldn't

keep his hands off women.

Do you have proof?

He thinks he was being so clever.

Get a private phone line

Nobody else could answer it.

I picked it up once.

Said hello, and it's nobody home.

It rings, he shuts the door.

Why not hang a sign?

Do you have a name?

This is what I get for talking to the press.

I'm selling my soul right now.

I can feel it.

I can feel it.

I name a name and get

someone into trouble.

So you do have a name.

Just a first name.

Oh, my God. I'm going to say it.


Ellie. Nothing else?

I think the president knows about it, too.

Overheard the secretary

talking to him about her.

Isn't Washington sick?


How you doing?

Can I help you?

Well, actually,

we're looking for your mom.

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Bruce Joel Rubin

Bruce Joel Rubin is an American screenwriter best known for the supernatural romance Ghost, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 psychological thriller Jacob's Ladder. more…

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