A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it’s up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.
Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?
Journalist Jenny Lerner is assigned to look into the background of Secretary Alan Rittenhouse who abruptly resigned from government citing his wife’s ill health. She learns from his secretary that Rittenhouse was having an affair with someone named Ellie but when she confronts him, his strange reaction leads her to reconsider her story. In fact, a comet, discovered the previous year by high school student Leo Biederman and astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, is on a collision course with the Earth, an Extinction Level Event. A joint US-Russian team is sent to destroy the comet but should it fail, special measures are to be put in place to secure the future of mankind. As the space mission progresses, many individuals deal with their fears and ponder their future. Written by garykmcd
|Tagline:||Heaven and Earth are about to collide.|
|Cast:||Alimi Ballard, Blair Underwood, Charles Martin Smith, Denise Crosby, Derek de Lint, Dougray Scott, Elijah Wood, James Cromwell, Jason Dohring, Jon Favreau, Kurtwood Smith, Laura Innes, Leelee Sobieski, Mary McCormack, Maximilian Schell, Mike O’Malley, Morgan Freeman, Richard Schiff, Robert Duvall, Ron Eldard, Suzy Nakamura, Téa Leoni, Tucker Smallwood, Una Damon, Vanessa Redgrave, W. Earl Brown|
|Director:||Faith Conroy, K.C. Colwell, Larry Leahy, Mimi Leder|