Release date: 8 May 1998
Deep Impact - Official Web Site
Paramount / DreamWorks
Robert Duvall -------- Spurgeon Tanner, astronaut/mission leader
Téa Leoni ------------ Jenny Lerner, TV news producer
Elijah Wood ---------- Leo Beiderman, 14 year-old comet discoverer
Vanessa Redgrave --- Robin Lerner, Téa's mother
Maximilian Schell ---- Jason Lerner, Téa's father
Morgan Freeman ---- President Beck
Leelee Sobieski ------ Sarah Hotchner, teenager
James Cromwell ----- Alan Rittenhouse, government official
Mary McCormack --- Andrea Baker, Messiah's Executive Officer
Blair Underwood ----- Mark Simon, Messiah's flight navigator
Dougray Scott -------- Eric Vennekor, TV cameron for Téa
Ron Eldard ----------- Oren Monash, Messiah's Mission Commander
Alexander Baluev ---- Mikhail Tulchinsky, Messiah's Russian Astronaut
Jon Favreau ---------- Gus Partenza, Messiah's medical officer
Len Berdick ---------- Fleeing Pedestrian
W. Earl Brown ------- McCloud
Denise Crosby ------- Vicky Hotchner
Phil Hawn ------------ Refugee
Laura Innes ----------- Beth Stanley
Joel Nater Jr. --------- Astronomy Club Member
Richard Schiff -------- Don Biederman
Bruce Weitz ---------- Stuart Caley
Gary Werntz ---------- Chuck Hotchner
Betsy Brantley --------- Ellen Biederman
O'Neal Compton ------ Morten Entrekin
Rya Kihlstedt ---------- Chloe
Charles Martin Smith -- Marcus Wolf
Joel Nater Jr. ------- Astronomy club Member
Directed by: Mimi Leder
|.||Deep Impact, the movie,
is the first big event of the start of the summer. All about a mile-wide
asteroid traveling through space on a collision coarse with Earth. And
you thought you had a bad day.
Comet Wolf-Beiderman is the comet discovered by the 14 year old Leo Beiderman at high school. Former astronaut Spurgeon Tanner commands a mission aboard the experimental spaceship Messiah to travel to the comet, land on its surface and plant nuclear charges in the hope of breaking up the comet or changing its orbit away from a collision with the Earth.
Day to day life is about to change in a hurry. Scientist have begun to build several caves or "Arks" beneath the earth in order to prevent the extinction of the human race. At random, 800,000 people as well as 200,000 scientists and doctors are selected to stay in the caves in order to survive the "Deep Impact."
And just how would you react to a death sentence?
Budget - Estimated cost of Deep Impact is put at approximately $100 million.
Huge Impact Opening Weekend - Box Office for opening weekend 8-10 May was $41.1 million and arrived in 3,156 theaters. It ties with the tenth largest opening in history, Twister's $41.1 million from two years ago this very weekend.
Box Office 22-25 May - Deep Impact is number 2 far behind Godzilla but still showing a strong $19.43 million gross for the 4-day weekend. Gross to date is $98.9 million.
Year's top boxoffice
1. $577.0 mil Titanic in release 22 weeks 4 daysBox Office 15-17 May - Deep Impact is number 1 for the second week with a weekend gross of $23.3 based on preliminary figures available Sunday 17 May. Cume to date is an estimated $74.0 million.
CBS Deal - CBS has secured six runs of "Deep Impact" from
Paramount over six years, beginning in February 2001. The deal is reported
to be for $25 million plus escalator clauses should the box office take
off. The film is expected to run through the usual home video and
pay-per-view chain first. As reported in the 12-14 June 1998 ussue of the
Impact Movie Review - Movie review by Michael Maynex.
Movies Future - Upcoming movies, release dates, and official links to their web sites.
Movies Past - Links to the official movie web sites for past movies.