Rent Meteor (1979)

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A visitor from space... and catastrophe on earth! Somewhere in the far reaches of space a comet swings in its lonely orbit around the sun. It's no danger to anyone... until it sends a gigantic meteor on collision course with our world. Impossible? Don't bet on it. In 1937, an asteroid came within 194,000 miles of earth - closer than our moon. And the impact of a body that size would make all the earthquakes, hurricanes and floods on record look like small potatoes. Meteor is the thrilling tale of mankind's battle to prevent this catastrophe from happening. There's one slim chance to avert disaster - but it means cooperation between the U.S and the Soviet Union...
and neither side will trust the other. Sean Connery heads an all-star cast including Karl Maiden, Martin Landau, Trevor Howard, Henry Fonda and Brian Keith. And Natalie Wood (born Natasha Zakharenko) uses her childhood knowledge of Russian in the role of an interpreter. Meteor fragments begin to rain down upon the Earth. One hits the Alps, triggering an avalanche. Another plunges into the Pacific, sending 100-foot wall of water towards Hong Kong. And the largest fragment of all is headed directly for New York City. The pace is fast, the special effects are fantastic - but the message is sobering. The nations of the earth had better get their act together. Because some day, we may have a close encounter that's too close for comfort!
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Stanley Mann, Edmund H. North
Michael J Kohut, Aaron Rochin, William McCaughey, Jack Solomon
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
Top 10 Films of 1979
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Run Time:
103 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3

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