After a series of meteorites rains down onto New York causing major destruction, it is discovered that a massive asteroid is headed straight for Earth. NASA devises a plan to prevent global annihilation using a deep core drilling team to train astronauts in how to destroy it. With time running out, the decision is made to send the colorful crew of drillers into space to save the world. This epic sci-fi disaster film picked up four Oscar nominations, including one for its stunning visual effects as well as Diane Warren’s original song, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" performed by Aerosmith.

DIRECTOR: Michael Bay. WRITTEN BY: Jonathan Hensleigh, J.J. Abrams. ADAPTATION BY: Tony Gilroy, Shane Salerno. STORY BY: Robert Roy Pool, Jonathan Hensleigh. CAST: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck. 1998. 151 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

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