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Meteor Storm (2010)

San Francisco becomes a target for waves of destructive meteors after a rogue comet orbits around the earth... For astronomer, Michelle Young, what was meant to be a once-in-a-lifetime ... See full summary »

Director:

Tibor Takács (as Tibor Takacs)

Writer:

Peter Mohan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Trucco ... Colonel Tom Young
Kari Matchett ... Dr. Michelle Young
Kirsten Zien ... Kara Young (as Kirsten Prout)
Brett Dier ... Jason Young
Eric Johnson ... Kyle Kemper
Kevin McNulty ... General Brock
Lara Gilchrist ... Lena
Travis Nelson ... Brad
Emily Holmes ... Laura
Viv Leacock ... Colonel Jack Clancy
Carmen Moore ... Harper
Val Cole Val Cole ... Female Newscaster
Jill Morrison ... Pregnant Woman
Emy Aneke ... Sergeant
Anna Mae Wills ... Lieutenant Gray (as Anna Mae)
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San Francisco becomes a target for waves of destructive meteors after a rogue comet orbits around the earth... For astronomer, Michelle Young, what was meant to be a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event, soon turns into her worst nightmare as thousands of meteors break the surface of the atmosphere and bombard the city of San Francisco. Written by The Meteor

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The fury no one saw coming...


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

SyFy

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atak meteorytów See more »

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Trivia

Attempts have been made to produce element 120, designated Unbinilium, but have not been successful. Expectations are that it could be the start of an "island of stability", i.e. have a nucleus with at least one relatively stable isotope. However, the most stable isotope of any element with an atomic number higher than 100 has a half-life of only 101 days. As the element's number increases, the length of the half-life decreases. Element 118 has a half-life of .89 microseconds; unless the theoretical island of stability exists and element 120 is in it, it could not exist long enough to be observed, much less sit at the bottom of San Francisco Bay for thousands or millions of years (current projections suggest a half-life of from 1 to 20 microseconds). Expectations of its chemical properties suggest that it would be highly reactive, oxidizing violently in air and explosively under water. See more »

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The explanation for the strikes concentrating on the San Francisco Bay area is that there is a mass of element 120 magnetically attracting the meteors. If the magnetic attraction were enough to pull chunks of iron out of space, it would draw them directly to the attracting mass rather than peppering the entire region. See more »

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Jack: That might explain the Bay Area's historically bad cell phone service.
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References The Towering Inferno (1974) See more »

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Co-written by Rich Walters and Kevin Rintoul
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Typical SyFy offering
13 March 2011 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

SyFy movies are never going to win awards with their limited budgets and their hastily-written scripts, I realize that. Still, I think that if they had approached this project with some smarts, it could have been a decent time-killer. As it is now, it isn't. For a Canadian production, it looks decent (it doesn't have that "Canadian look"), but it still has a made-for-TV feel to the visuals, and the various British Columbia locations simply can't be passed off as San Francisco. Some of the special effects are okay, but they mostly look cheap and unconvincing, which is probably why long stretches of time go by between special effects shots. But it's the script that really sinks this movie. It's long and drawn out, which is why there is no feeling of tension, and the characters aren't really fleshed out enough. Director Tibor Takács has made some good movies in his career, but "Meteor Storm" is not one of them.


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