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Armageddon 1998

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet...

Release Date:
July 1, 1998
Duration:
151 min
Director:
Michael Bay ...
Cast:
Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Grace Zabriskie, Adam Smith, Owen Wilson, Chris Ellis, Matt Malloy, Keith David, Rudy Mettia, Steve Buscemi, Jim Fitzpatrick, Will Patton, Michael Taliferro, Liv Tyler, Gedde Watanabe, Michael Clarke Duncan, Duke Valenti, Udo Kier, Mark J. Ferreri, Mark Boone Junior, John Aylward, Ben Affleck, Kevin McGuire, Peter Stormare, Jim Ishida, Judith Drake, Shawnee Smith, John Mahon, Eddie Griffin, Vic Manni, Jim Maniaci, Ken Hudson Campbell, Stanley Anderson, Jason Isaacs, Googy Gress, Bodhi Elfman, Peter White, Andy Milder, Erik Per Sullivan, Brian Brophy, Jonathan Aldridge, J. Patrick McCormack, William Fichtner, Christian Clemenson, Dyllan Christopher, Patrick Richwood, Greg Collins, Billy Devlin, Mary Ann Schmidt, Peter Murnik, Sage Allen, Ellen Cleghorne, Aaron J. Patton, Charlton Heston, Le Ann Cheri', Anthony Guidera, Steven Ford, James Harper, Judi Beecher, Albert Wong, Joseph Patrick Kelly, Jessica Steen, John Frazier, Brian Hayes Currie, Judith Hoag, Michael Bay, Will Green, Marshall R. Teague, Harry Humphries, Dwight Hicks, Andy Ryan, Clark Heathcliff Brolly, Frank Silva, Lawrence Tierney, Pope John Paul II, Dan Markham, Rando Thomas, Seiko Matsuda, Joe Allen, Odile Corso, Grant Baciocco, Charles Stewart, Brian Mulligan, Mark Curry, Ian Quinn, Ronald Fox, Grayson McCouch, Christopher J. Worret, K.C. Leomiti, Deborah Nishimura, Kathleen Matthews, J.C. Hayward, Andrew Glassman, Layla Roberts, Alexander Johnson, Kathy Neff, Victor Vinson, Frank Van Keeken, Frederick Weller, Jeff Austin, H. Richard Greene, Andrew Heckler, Michael Kaplan, John H. Johnson, Scarlet Forge, Michael Tuck, Patrick Lander, Anne Varèze, Fritz Mashimo, Dina Morrone, Ruben Olague, Wolfgang Muser, Franky, Andy Gill, Jeff Linnartz, Shannon Lucid, Gary A. Rogers, William T. Smith, Gustavo Perez, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mark Curry, James Harper, Charles Stewart, Adam Smith, Greg Warmoth ...
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Romance, Adventure, Sci-Fi ...
Country:
USA
Languages:
English, Russian, Indonesian

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If anyone still hasn't seen this movie, it's a must see! Great story, actors and just doesn't get boring! It has been one of my top 5 movies still after 15 years!!!
Well... I just learned about Apophis today, so I thought why not watch a movie about a killer Asteroid. Makes the discovery even more exciting. lol
A man that's not willing to die for something isn't fit to live :')
so much better than Deep Impact...
One of the best movies ever ..
Great movie ... and Steve Buscemi is so funny!!!
I find all the anti-Michael Bay trolls hilarious. He makes big budget action movies; if you don't like those kind of movies don't watch. No one is forcing you to. I appreciate a deep meaningful drama as much as the next discerning movie watcher. But if you can't sit back and enjoy a good bit of action you're a loser of magnificent proportions who fancies themselves a film-festival critic.
Just awful. It seems as if the makers of this film have never been in a physics class their entire life. I'm no scientist but..... wow. When normal uneducated Americans can tare your film apart for it's inaccuracies there is something wrong. Not to mention the entire concept of training drillers to be astronauts as opposed to training astronauts to be drillers is not only absurd but now even believable enough to enjoy the movie. Bottom line, great actors (for the most part), terrible story and execution.
All that money gone to waste for a movie with a predictable subpar plot, with mediocre acting at best.
It started with "The Dirty Dozen" and continues to this day: a group of misfits, rejects, outcasts, lowlifes, and undesirables possess a unique skill set required to save humanity from destruction. The situation, as always, elevates the misfits over the mindless bureaucrats who reluctantly have to turn to them.

Bruce Willis is Harry Stamper, the world's best oil driller. He is called upon by NASA, in the persona of Billy Bob Thornton (Dan Truman), the red-tape cutter who assembles our heroes. Keith David (Lt. Gen. Kimsey) plays to type as a Colin Powell clone whose orders are to destroy the mission whenever possible, while William Fichtner is Col. Sharp, a bureaucrat at heart who still thinks when necessary. Stamper's crew includes the men from his oil company, an ensemble of Ben Affleck (A.J., his future son-in-law), Michael Clarke Duncan ("Papa Bear," a jolly black Giant), Ken Hudson "Quiznos Baby Bob" Campbell (Max, a grown up, dumbed down version of Bob), Owen Wilson (Oscar, the space-cadet geologist), Steve Buschemi ("Rockhound," and the guy you know your daughter will talk to despite your warnings), and Will Patton (Chick). These men have worked together for years and are like family.

The "armageddon" project is based on current events, namely the realization that it's only a matter of time before earth is struck yet again, with most life forms not surviving. In the movie, there is 17 days to train the crew, fly them to the asteroid, and have them drill an 800 foot hole, into which a nuclear warhead is detonated, hopefully splitting the asteroid. Along the way, they pick up Peter Stormare (Lev), the Russian space station cosmonaut who gives the mission its international flavor, while reminding us that Russian astronauts are superior to American oil drillers.

The cinematography is what makes the film work. The plot plays out very predictably, as most movies of this type do. You won't be surprised by what you see, but you will be amazed at the visuals and snicker more than occasionally, as the egalitarian message of the film is driven home.

A good, not great, movie, but hardly one you need to avoid.
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