Meteor is an American film of Ronald Neame , released in 1979 .
A huge asteroid fragment , diverted from its orbit by a comet , heads towards the Earth, at a speed of 50 000 km / h. A scientist, Paul Bradley ( Sean Connery ) and his partner Harry Sherwood ( Karl Malden ) and the Russian scientist the D r Alexei Dubov ( Brian Keith ) and his interpreter Tatiana Nikolaevna Donskaya ( Natalie Wood ) struggling against the bureaucrats of state governments States and the USSR to implement their plan of action, realign satellites to launch nuclear rockets towards the meteor, which could prevent the complete destruction of the Earth …
- Original title: Meteor
- French title: Meteor
- Director: Ronald Neame
- Photography: Paul Lohmann
- Budget: $ 85,000,000 (estimate)
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Genre: Catastrophe
- Release dates:
- United States : 19 October 1979
- France : January 9, 1980
- Sean Connery (VF: Jean-Claude Michel ) : Dr. Paul Bradley
- Natalie Wood (VF: Nathalie Nerval ) : Tatiana Nikolaevna Donskaya
- Karl Malden (VF: André Valmy ) : Harry Sherwood, NASA
- Brian Keith : Dr. Alexei Dubov
- Martin Landau (VF: Jacques Thébault ) : Major General Adlon
- Trevor Howard (VF: Serge Nadaud ) : Sir Michael Hughes
- Henry Fonda (VF: René Arrieu ) : The President of the United States
- Joseph Campanella (VF: Robert Party ) : General Easton
- John Findlater (VF: Bernard Murat ) : Astronaut Tom Easton, son of General
- Katherine from Hetre (VF: Annie Sinigalia ) : Jane Watkins
- Bo Brundin ( VF: Philippe Ogouz ) : Rolf Manheim
- Roger Robinson ( VF: Sady Rebbot ) : Bill Hunter
Around the film
Thus begins one of the most plausible disaster films ever made, based on a true story: in 1968, an asteroid grazed our planet and the Earth could have been destroyed. Ronald Neame has exploited this subject in a clever way: anxiety hangs over every sequence.
Much later, Hollywood will again exploit this subject of the asteroidal threat with two “disaster” films released in 1998: Armageddon and Deep Impact .
Comic strip adaptation
The film was the subject of a cartoon adaptation by Marvel Comics in 1979. It was released in France in the Artima Color Marvel Géant collection (21 x 29 cm) as a paperback album at Arédit . The script was signed by Ralph Macchio , the drawings by Gene Colan and inking by Tom Palmer 1 . The American edition is titled: Marvel Super Special No. 14: Meteor .