Synopsis: It is just another day at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a few astronauts were repairing a satellite until, out of nowhere, a series of asteroids came crashing into the shuttle, destroying it. These asteroids also decimated New York soon thereafter. Then, NASA discovered that there is an asteroid roughly the size of Texas heading towards the Earth, and when it does hit the Earth, the planet itself and all of its inhabitants will be obliterated, worse, the asteroid will hit the Earth in 18 days. Unfortunately, NASA's plans to destroy the asteroid are irrelevant. That is when the U.S. military decides to use a nuclear warhead to blow the asteroid to pieces. Then, scientists decide to blow the asteroid with the warhead inside the asteroid itself. The only man to do it, is an oil driller named Harry Stamper and his group of misfit drillers and geologists. As he and his drill team prepare for space excavation, the asteroid is still heading towards the Earth. When
Director(s): Michael Bay
Production: Buena Vista
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 35 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
151 min

This is the Earth at a time

when the dinosaurs roamed...

a lush and fertile planet.

A piece of rock just six miles wide

changed all that.

lt hit with the force

of 10,000 nuclear weapons.

A trillion tons of dirt and rock

hurtled into the atmosphere...

creating a suffocating

blanket of dust...

the sun was powerless

to penetrate...

for a thousand years.

lt happened before.

lt will happen again.

lt's just a question of when.

Engineering director-- Engineering--

- Say again, Rudy.

- Houston, affirmative.

l'm gonna try again.

This time why don't we put in a hold

at nine. Cancel the pending resume.

Almost got it.

- Dennis, l'm almost there.

- Houston, Pete's looking real strong.

Okay, Pete. We got that coupling

on the board here now.

We'll give you the go-ahead

from down here when it's in alignment.

Sounds good.

Give me ten seconds.

His heart rate's racing.

- Hey, Pete. lt's Truman.

- Hey.

- How you doing up there, Hoss?

- Pretty good.

Now, listen, Pete.

We got an eye on your meds here.

l'll give you a buffalo nickel

if you'll calm down just a little bit.

- Can you do that for me?

- Whatever you say.

Okay, uh, now we got plenty of time,

buddy, so don't you worry.

- Atlantis--

- Okay. Looking good here.

- He's got it.

- He'll be all right.

- Go ahead, Atlantis.

Roger that, Houston.

Suggest we start reeling Pete in.

- The system's down.

- No.

- What the hell is that?

- My Lord.

We're down.


- We've lost all contact.

- What happened?

Stewart, play that tape back!


Multiple bogeys! Multiple bogeys!

Sector five, niner. l have three.

Now five. Unidentified tracts.

- My screen's full.

- Multiple tracts headed towards

the Atlantic seaboard.

This could be

a surprise missile attack.

Mr President, the shuttle Atlantis

just exploded in space.

Okay, l want three groups!

internal malfunction.

Get the log tape. Start working back.

Maybe it's a glitch.

l want NORAD Space Command and the

junk you track in every orbit.

l want you to check, recheck

and then do it all over again.

Number three:
wild cards,

anything and everything.

All right? Now, big Ross,

l want you to get on the telephone.

- Wake up 11,000 people.

- Right.

- Walt, get 'em going.

- Let's go!

- Karl!

Karl! Karl!

Karl! Your Stouffer's pot pie's

been on the table almost ten hours.

- l want a divorce.

- Dottie, l'm on to something big here.

l-l don't know what this is, but it

looks like something's burning up there.

Go get my phone book, will you?

Get my phone book. Get those names

of those guys from NASA.

Excuse me! Am l wearing a sign

that says, ''Karl's slave''?

Go get my goddam phone book!

Get the book!

Get the book!

Get the book!

Space Command is reporting negative.

That is zero global launches.

- lt might just be pieces of

the shuttle breaking up as it comes in.

- Yeah, it might be Santa Claus.

Until we get definitive, reliable

alternative confirmation, General...

we go to defcon three.

l'm getting ready for the big time

Someday you're gonna say

l'm big time too

Hey, little man! Little Richard!

Me and you, man!

We going to the top, baby! Big time!

Yo, man, l ain't gonna be ridin'

this bike the rest of my life!

You know what l'm sayin'?

l'm gettin' a motorcycle, baby.

We gonna travel in style.

l'm getting ready for the big time

Someday you're gonna say

l'm big time

Watch where you're goin'. l bet you,

none of y'all stop for brothers.

Slow down, Little Richard.

You've been ridin' all morning, man.

You gotta take a dump?

- We interrupt our regularly

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Jonathan Hensleigh

Jonathan Blair Hensleigh (born February 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director, working primarily in the action-adventure genre, best known for writing films such as Jumanji, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Armageddon, as well as making his own directorial debut with the 2004 comic book action film The Punisher. more…

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