Meteor (1979)

Meteor (1979)
Tagline: There’s No Place On Earth To Hide!
Category: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Martin Landau, Trevor Howard, Richard A. Dysart, Henry Fonda, Joseph Campanella, Bo Brundin, Katherine De Hetre, James G. Richardson, Roger Robinson, Michael Zaslow, John McKinney

plot summary

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?

cast list

Sean Connery Dr. Paul Bradley
Natalie Wood Tatiana Nikolaevna Donskaya
Karl Malden Harry Sherwood
Brian Keith Dr. Alexei Dubov
Martin Landau General Adlon
Trevor Howard Sir Michael Hughes
RichardA. Dysart Secretary of Defense
Henry Fonda The President
Joseph Campanella General Easton
Bo Brundin Manheim
Katherine De Hetre Jan Watkins
James G. Richardson Alan
Roger Robinson Bill Hunter
Michael Zaslow Sam Mason
John McKinney Peter Watson