Wednesday, October 19, 2016
"Meteor" released 1979
I actually enjoyed this movie, although it was panned by critics and ignored by audiences. The Oscar-nominated movie Meteor, released October 19, 1979, features a 5-mile diameter meteor "Orpheus" heading toward Earth. The U.S. and the (then) Soviet Union have to work together, using their nuclear weapon satellites in orbit to destroy the meteor before it destroys Earth. Prior to the meteor's arrival, 'splinters' hit first, destroying Hong Kong and New York City.
It had an all-star cast, including Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Karl Malden and Martin Landau.
Pure 70's cheese!