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After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas will impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet.

Just because you're big does not mean you're not brainy, and this smart, polished entertainment crushes the notion that fx/disaster films run only on low-octane dialogue, lowest-common-denominator narrative and the lowliest instincts of tie-in marketeers.

- The Hollywood Reporter

Armageddon is a roller coaster with a crisis at every corner, a crunch at every crest. And there are no valleys -- this rocket ride is an E-ticket escalator that climbs from one peak to the next. You may get a headache, but you will not nod off.

- Tampa Tribune
  • Bruce Willis
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Ben Affleck
  • Liv Tyler
  • Will Patton
  • Steve Buscemi
  • William Fichtner
  • Owen Wilson
  • Michael Clarke Duncan
  • Peter Stormare
  • Keith David
  • Michael Bay

  • Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay/story)
  • J.J. Abrams (screenplay)
  • Tony Gilroy (adaptation)
  • Shane Salerno (adaptation)
  • Robert Roy Pool (story)
Release Date
Jul. 1, 1998
  • 4 Academy Awards Nominations
  • Grammy Awards Nomination