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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Meteor (1979)

Drama/Suspense/Thriller/Science-Fiction · 1h 48m

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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!

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

English, Russian

Countries

United States, Hong Kong SAR

Production Companies

American International Pictures (AIP), Meteor Joint Venture, Palladium Productions

Budget

$16,000,000
Cast
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Bill Couch

Communications Center Technician
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John Findlater

Astronaut Tom Easton
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John McKinney

Peter Watson
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Michael Zaslow

Sam Mason
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Roger Robinson

Bill Hunter
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James G. Richardson

Alan Marshall
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Katherine De Hetre

Jan Watkins
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Bo Brundin

Rolf Manheim
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Paul Tulley

Astronaut Bill Frager
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Joseph Campanella

General Easton
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Richard Dysart

Secretary of Defense
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Trevor Howard

Sir Michael Hughes
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Martin Landau

General Adlon
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Brian Keith

Dr. Dubov
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Karl Malden

Harry Sherwood
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Natalie Wood

Tatiana Donskaya
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Henry Fonda

The President
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Allen Williams

Astronaut Michael McKendrick
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Bibi Besch

Helen Bradley
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Gregory Gaye

Russian Premier (as Gregory Gay)
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Christine Anne Baur

Communications Center Technician (as Chris Baur)
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Eileen Saki

Siberian Woman
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Johnny Yune

Siberian Man (as Jon Yune)
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Meschino Paterlini

Boy Skier
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Sybil Danning

Girl Skier
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Fred Carney

United States Representative
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Arthur Adams

Ghana Representative
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Philip Sterling

Russian Representative
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Ronald Neame

British Representative
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Stanley Mann

Canadian Representative
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Peter Bourne

U.N. President
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Henry Olek

Army Translator
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Raymond O'Keefe

Guard
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Charles Bartlett

Guard
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Joseph G. Medalis

Bartender (as Joe Medalis)
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Burke Byrnes

Coast Guard Officer
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Clyde Kusatsu

Yamashiro
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Paul Camen

Communications Center Technician
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George Tracy

Scientist (uncredited)
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James Bacon

News Reporter
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Ricker Slaven

Canteen Worker (as Rick Slaven)
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Tsui Ling Yu

Chinese Fisherman's Wife (as Yau Tsui Ling)
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Yung Henry Yu

Chinese Fisherman (as Yu Wing)
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Osman Ragheb

Swiss TV Newscaster
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Stu Nahan

Football Announcer
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Clete Roberts

Network Newscaster
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Yani Begakis

News Reporter
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Carole Hemingway

Sherwood's Secretary
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Tony Rocco

Communications Center Technician
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Conrad E. Palmisano

Communications Center Technician (as Conrad Palmisano)
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Read Morgan

Communications Center Technician
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John Moio

Communications Center Technician (as Johnny Moio)
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Paul L. Ehrmann

Communications Center Technician (as Paul Laurence)
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Joan Foley

Communications Center Technician
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William Darr

Communications Center Technician
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Jesse Wayne

Communications Center Technician
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Selma Archerd

Woman in Subway
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Domingo Ambriz

Boy with Radio
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Peter Donat

Opening Sequence Narrator (voice)
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Arthur Tovey

U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
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Bob Templeton

Official (uncredited)
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John Spencer

Control Center Worker (uncredited)
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Hank Robinson

Official (uncredited)
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Frieda Rentie

U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
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Tony Regan

U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
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Monty O'Grady

Reporter (uncredited)
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Wei Tu Lin

Escaping Tenant (uncredited)
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Paul King

U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
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Robert Hitchcock

Official (uncredited)
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George Golden

U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
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Eddie Garrett

Reporter (uncredited)
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Philip Ettington

Boy in Subway (uncredited)
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Roy Edward Disney

Bradley's Yachting Colleague (uncredited)
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Frank Cotolo

Bus Man (uncredited)
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Simon Cadell

BBC News Reporter (uncredited)
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Jack Berle

U.N. Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
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Sean Connery

Paul Bradley
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Dorothy Catching

Communications Center Technician
Crew
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Edmund H. North

Writer
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Stanley Mann

Writer
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Ronald Neame

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Meteor

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

9/16/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

Meteor

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

2/29/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

Meteor

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/16/2014

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