Meteor (1979)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Disaster Film  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The Soviets and Americans combine forces to save the world from a meteor in this science fiction disaster adventure. Bradley (Sean Connery) is an American scientist who teams up with Dubov (Brian Keith), and his translator-assistant Tatiana (Natalie Wood) later falls in love with Bradley. Hong Kong and New York are hit hard by tidal waves as the scientists race against time to prevent global disaster. Although a fine cast is assembled, nobody stands out, and the real star of the film is the special effects. This 18-million-dollar feature faced real economic disaster at the box office, although four engineers received an Oscar nomination for "Best Sound" for this forgettable film.

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asteroid, collision, destruction, disaster, meteor, missile, natural-disaster, Russia, science-runs-amok, scientist, space, tidal-wave