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When it is discovered that an enormous comet is on a collision course with Earth, a handful of Americans make different preparations for the end of the world. While Leo Biederman (Elijah Wood), the fourteen-year-old amateur astronomer who discovered the comet, deals with the pangs of first love, an ambitious newswoman (Tea Leoni) attempts to reconcile with her estranged parents. Simultaneously, a former astronaut (Robert Duvall) finds himself in the stars once again in an attempt to prevent the catastrophe from occurring. Mimi Leder (THE PEACEMAKER) directs from a script by Bruce Joel Rubin (GHOST) and Michael Tolkin (THE PLAYER).
Edition: Checkpoint - Collector's Edition
Number of Discs: 1
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
Film Country: USA
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"...It is hard to imagine a better space-trip, all skills at full blast..."
Sight and Sound - Philip Strick (07/??/1998)
"...Oscar-winning special effects..."
USA Today - Mike Clark (05/22/1998)
"Mimi Leder's cautionary comet tale was most unexpected -- the disaster movie as chick flick."
Entertainment Weekly - Joshua Rich (06/04/2004)