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01 May 2006

Remember this Movie?: "Meteor" (1979)

I recently was reminded of this movie. Before the "Deep Impact" and "Armageddon" movies, came this cold-war based thriller/action movie. This movie had a very long cast list including Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Martin Landau, Trevor Howard, Richard Dysart, and Henry Fonda (as the President of the United States, of course). Note: the actual movie premiere took place on the floor of Meteor Crater in Arizona.

From IMDB:

"After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite "Hercules" but discovers soon that it doesn't have enough fire power. Their only chance to save the world is to join forces with the USSR who have also launched such an illegal satellite. But will both governments agree?"

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