When NASA's executive director, Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton), realises the Earth has 18 days before it's obliterated by a meteor the size of Texas, he has only one option - land a ragtag team of deep-core drillers, lead by Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), on the asteroid and drop a nuclear warhead into its core.
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Director: Michael Bay
Producer: Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, Gale Anne Hurd
Writer: Robert Roy Pool, Jonathan Hensleigh, Tony Gilroy, Shane Salerno, J. J. Abrams
Music: Trevor Rabin
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures
Release date: 1 July 1998
Time: 150 min.
Bruce Willis as Harry S. Stamper, Billy Bob Thornton as Dan Truman, Ben Affleck as A. J. Frost, Liv Tyler as Grace Stamper and others...
This was the first movie that the cast was allowed to use genuine NASA spacesuits. The cast are the only civilians to ever wear NASA spacesuits, which cost over $3 million each.
Director Michael Bay had the actors write their list of demands on the papers that Bruce Willis read from.
The logo of the Swiss Army Knife manufacturer, Victorinox, is on Harry Stamper's helmet. It is also clearly visible under the windshield of the Armadillos.
The film opened on Liv Tyler's 21st birthday.
Bruce Willis had a picture of his daughters in front of him to help him cry during his goodbye to Grace.