Release Date: July 1, 1998
Michael Bay (The Rock) directed this science fiction action thriller in the When Worlds Collide tradition. After astronomy students discover a comet-asteroid collision, an asteroid fragment "the size of the Super Dome" threatens. It's destroyed by a secret USA defense in space, but a large chunk veers off toward Singapore. With another asteroid "the size of Texas" en route, a plan is devised to send oil drillers to land on the asteroid and drop a nuclear device down a 1000-foot shaft, a scheme calculated to crack the asteroid into two halves, saving Earth. NASA begins a crash program to train beer-besotted oil roughnecks for the mission. During a stopover to refuel at the Mir Station, the space station is accidentally destroyed, so a Russian cosmonaut also joins the team. Produced by Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer (Con Air), and Gale Anne Hurd (The Relic, The Abyss).
Cast: Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton, Will Patton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Owen Wilson, Peter Stormare, Steve Buscemi, William Fichtner, Keith David, Jason Issacs, Jessica Steen, Ken Hudson Campbell
Studio: Touchstone Pictures Director: Michael Bay Screenwriter: Jonathan Hensleigh, J. J. Abrams Genre: Action, Drama
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Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay...