A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.
- Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction
- Studio: Paramount, Zanuck/Brown Productions, Manhattan Project, DreamWorks Pictures
- Keyword: usa president, nasa, metereologist, space mission, comet, natural disaster, tsunami, astronomer, astronaut, tidal wave, woman director, disaster movie
- Cast: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan Freeman, Maximilian Schell