Meteor (1979)




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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."
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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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 Frager
Allen Williams
as Astronaut Michael McKendrick
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 President
Stanley Mann
as Canadian Representative
Ronald Neame
as British Representative
Philip Sterling
as Russian Representative
Arthur Adams
as Zambian Representative
Fred Carney
as United States Representative
Jon Yone
as Siberian Man
Eileen Saki
as Siberian Woman
Carole Hemingway
as Sherwood's Secretary
Read Morgan
as Communications Center Technician
Clete Roberts
as Network Newscaster
Osman Ragheb
as Swiss TV Newscaster
Ngan Wing Yu
as Chinese Fisherman
Yai Tsui Ling
as Chinese Fisherman's Wife
Rick Slaven
as Canteen Worker
Selma Archerd
as Woman in Subway
Stu Nahan
as Football Announcer
Domingo Ambriz
as Boy with Radio
James Bacon
as News Reporter
Christine Baur
as Communications Center Technician
Paul Camen
as Communications Center Technician
Dorothy Catching
as Communications Center Technician
Bill Couch
as Communications Center Technician
Peter Donat
as Opening Sequence Narrator
William Darr
as Communications Center Technician
Joan Foley
as Communications Center Technician
Paul Laurence
as Communications Center Technician
John Moio
as Communications Center Technician
Boyd 'Red' Morgan
as Communications Center Technician
Conrad E. Palmisano
as Communications Center Technician
Tony Rocco
as Communications Center Technician
Jesse Wayne
as Communications Center Technician
Conrad Palmisano
as Communications Center Technician
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Critic Reviews for Meteor

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (3)

Meteor really combines several disasters in one continuous cinematic bummer.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

See it on peril of death by boredom.

Full Review… | June 23, 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.

May 8, 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

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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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

jay nixon
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
shane haley

Super Reviewer

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