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Deadly Skies

Deadly Skies (2006) Movie Poster
  •  Canada / USA  •    •  89m  •    •  Directed by: Sam Irvin.  •  Starring: Antonio Sabato Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Boisvert, Dominic Zamprogna, Michael Moriarty, Rob LaBelle, Hrothgar Mathews, Doron Bell, Kirby Morrow, Sean Whale, Terri Anne Welyki, Holly Eglington, Jerry Cowan.  •  Music by: Peter Allen, Vincent Mai.
       The sky is literally falling in this thriller as one of the nation's leading astronomers, Madison Kelsey believes she is tracking a huge rogue asteroid rocketing toward earth. However, she can't get anyone in authority to take her seriously because the mysterious asteroid exists only in the mathematical calculations of her computer program and it's not yet visible. With only hours remaining until probable impact, Madison enlists the aid of discredited former Air-Force Colonel, Richard Donovan Together they hatch a plan to resurrect a mothballed military laser in order to blast the asteroid out of the sky before it destroys the planet. The only problem with their plan, the laser is under guard in the middle of an Air Force base and the guards have orders to shoot to kill.


Image from: Deadly Skies (2006)
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Madison Taylor (Rae Dawn Chong) at Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Society has discovered a hidden asteroid on course to destroy the world in a day's time. General Dutton (Michael Moriarty) at the US government's Project Safe Skies dismisses her. Her only hope is former air force Major Richard Donovan (Antonio Sabato Jr.) and an asteroid-destroying laser which might be no more than a government boondoggle.

This is Deep Impact without the explosive CGI or the reasonable characters. I like the idea of a government boondoggle and secret weapon. Everything else is less compelling and less well-written. The miniature budget does limit the production. I got bored with Chong and Sabato in a long back and forth. This is cheap TV with one interesting idea among a sea of weak writing and production.

Review by SnoopyStyle from the Internet Movie Database.