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Meteor (1979)




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Movie Info

After a shower of meteors is discovered to be hurtling toward earth, an American scientist (Sean Connery) and his Soviet counterpart (Brian Keith) work together to save the planet, even after many places are destroyed. The film was Oscar-nominated for "Best Sound."more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Stanley Mann, Edmund H. North, Stanley Mann
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 7, 2000
American International Pictures

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Sean Connery
as Dr. Paul Bradley
Natalie Wood
as Tatiana Donskaya
Karl Malden
as Harry Sherwood
Brian Keith
as Dr. Alexei Dubov
Martin Landau
as Gen. Adlon
Trevor Howard
as Sir Michael Hughes
Richard Dysart
as Secretary of Defense
Henry Fonda
as The President
Joseph Campanella
as Gen. Easton
Bo Brundin
as Manheim
Katherine de Hetre
as Jan Watkins
Roger Robinson
as Bill Hunter
Michael Zaslow
as Sam Mason
John McKinney
as Peter Watson
Sybil Danning
as Girl Skier
John Findlater
as Astronaut Tom Easton
Paul Tulley
as Astronaut Bill Frage...
Allen Williams
as Astronaut Michael Mc...
Bibi Besch
as Helen Bradley
Gregory Gaye
as Russian Premier
Clyde Kusatsu
as Yamashiro
Burke Byrnes
as Coast Guard Officer
Joe Medalis
as Bartender
Henry Olek
as Army Translator
Peter Bourne
as United Nations Presi...
Stanley Mann
as Canadian Representat...
Ronald Neame
as British Representati...
Philip Sterling
as Russian Representati...
Arthur Adams
as Zambian Representati...
Fred Carney
as United States Repres...
Jon Yone
as Siberian Man
Eileen Saki
as Siberian Woman
Carole Hemingway
as Sherwood's Secretary
Read Morgan
as Communications Cente...
Clete Roberts
as Network Newscaster
Osman Ragheb
as Swiss TV Newscaster
Ngan Wing Yu
as Chinese Fisherman
Yai Tsui Ling
as Chinese Fisherman's ...
Rick Slaven
as Canteen Worker
Selma Archerd
as Woman in Subway
Stu Nahan
as Football Announcer
Domingo Ambriz
as Boy with Radio
Christine Baur
as Communications Cente...
James Bacon
as News Reporter
Paul Camen
as Communications Cente...
Dorothy Catching
as Communications Cente...
Peter Donat
as Opening Sequence Nar...
Bill Couch
as Communications Cente...
William Darr
as Communications Cente...
Joan Foley
as Communications Cente...
Paul Laurence
as Communications Cente...
John Moio
as Communications Cente...
Boyd 'Red' Morgan
as Communications Cente...
Conrad E. Palmisano
as Communications Cente...
Tony Rocco
as Communications Cente...
Jesse Wayne
as Communications Cente...
Conrad Palmisano
as Communications Cente...
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Critic Reviews for Meteor

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

Meteor really combines several disasters in one continuous cinematic bummer.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

See it on peril of death by boredom.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The suspense is sludgy and the character development nil; even the inadvertent comedy is spotty. The spectacle of Manhattan's demolition is interesting enough, but there's a lot of time-killing before the city actually goes up in flames.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

If you're ever asked just how bad the disaster movie could get, this is the answer.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
Empire Magazine

An $18 million, star-studded disaster film, which in itself is a major disaster.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A chain reaction in space causes an asteroid field to send out a ton of space rock (and not the Pink Floyd kind) toward Earth.

Full Review… | October 9, 2014

Audience Reviews for Meteor

One of the last disaster movies of the 70s. It has some intense moments, but for the most part it's boring and the story is kinda silly too. Still, it's entertaining.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Junk with a good cast trying to breath some life into a tired script.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

I had never heard of this movie before, it showed up as a suggestion when I looked up Dante's Peak. Godzilla is to Cloverfield as Meteor is to Armageddon. It's 1979 and the special effects are cutting edge at the time. They used scale models against space backdrops and really crude overlays and it looks very crude now but then I'm sure it was amazing. Sean Connery is a scientist for NASA and designed a weapon called Hercules to protect against possible catastrophes like this. The government decides to use it "illegally" to guard against nuclear attack from Russia. When a huge piece of asteroid is sent hurdling toward Earth the government calls on Connery to help them protect Earth, with an unlikely ally, to save the human race.

shane haley

Super Reviewer

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