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* DeathbedConfession: Played for BlackComedy. Jenny gives up her seat on the escape helicopter to face TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt [[TogetherInDeath with her estranged father]]. She finds him standing on the beach waiting for the tsunami, and the following conversation takes place.
-->'''Jenny Lerner:''' When I was 11, I stole $32 from your wallet.
-->'''Jason Lerner:''' When you were a baby I once dropped you on your head.


* ApocalypseHow: If [[ColonyDrop the comet]] hit in full, it would've caused a ApocalypseHow/Class2 for humanity with select survivors protected by shelters, and a ApocalypseHow/Class4-[[ApocalypseHow/Class5 5]] for the rest of Earth's biosphere due to the ensuing [[TheNightThatNeverEnds impact winter]]. [[spoiler:Though the larger chunk of the split comet is stopped, the smaller chunk does cause a major ApocalypseHow/Class0 to ApocalypseHow/Class1, creating a GiantWallOfWateryDoom in the Atlantic which devastates the eastern U.S., Europe and Africa]].

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* ApocalypseHow: If [[ColonyDrop the comet]] hit in full, it would've caused a ApocalypseHow/Class2 for humanity with select survivors protected by shelters, and a ApocalypseHow/Class4-[[ApocalypseHow/Class5 5]] for the rest of Earth's biosphere due to the ensuing [[TheNightThatNeverEnds impact winter]]. [[spoiler:Though the larger chunk of the split comet is stopped, the smaller chunk does cause a major ApocalypseHow/Class0 to ApocalypseHow/Class1, creating a GiantWallOfWateryDoom in the Atlantic which devastates destroys the eastern U.S., East Coast, Europe and Africa]].Western Africa, and a view from space shows the Caribbean islands having more than a little problem on their hands]].


* ApocalypseHow: If [[ColonyDrop the comet]] hit in full, it would've caused a ApocalypseHow/Class2 for humanity with select survivors protected by shelters, and a ApocalypseHow/Class4-[[ApocalypseHow/Class5 5]] for the rest of Earth's biosphere due to the ensuing [[TheNightThatNeverEnds impact winter]].
have caused a Class 2, the end of global human civilization. [[spoiler: It does cause a Class 0 with a massive localized disruption of the US eastern seaboard and major damage in Europe and Africa as well.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: If [[ColonyDrop the comet]] hit in full, it would've caused a ApocalypseHow/Class2 for humanity with select survivors protected by shelters, and a ApocalypseHow/Class4-[[ApocalypseHow/Class5 5]] for the rest of Earth's biosphere due to the ensuing [[TheNightThatNeverEnds impact winter]].
have caused a Class 2,
winter]]. [[spoiler:Though the end larger chunk of global human civilization. [[spoiler: It the split comet is stopped, the smaller chunk does cause a Class 0 with major ApocalypseHow/Class0 to ApocalypseHow/Class1, creating a massive localized disruption of GiantWallOfWateryDoom in the US Atlantic which devastates the eastern seaboard and major damage in U.S., Europe and Africa as well.]]Africa]].


* ApocalypseHow: If the comet hit in full, it would have caused a Class 2, the end of global human civilization. [[spoiler: It does cause a Class 0 with a massive localized disruption of the US eastern seaboard and major damage in Europe and Africa as well.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: If [[ColonyDrop the comet comet]] hit in full, it would would've caused a ApocalypseHow/Class2 for humanity with select survivors protected by shelters, and a ApocalypseHow/Class4-[[ApocalypseHow/Class5 5]] for the rest of Earth's biosphere due to the ensuing [[TheNightThatNeverEnds impact winter]].
have caused a Class 2, the end of global human civilization. [[spoiler: It does cause a Class 0 with a massive localized disruption of the US eastern seaboard and major damage in Europe and Africa as well.]]


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* TheNightThatNeverEnds: The president explicitly states after the comet splits in two that the larger piece will cause an impact winter that will darken the Earth's skies for two years.
-->"[[ApocalypseHow/Class4 All plant life will be dead within... four weeks. Animal life within... a few months]]."


** Finally, burning up a comet's mass in the atmosphere does nothing to its actual energy and so the friction of that much material entering the atmosphere will still cause the same global firestorm an impact and the resulting high velocity fallout does. Small asteroids burn harmlessly in the atmosphere because they are ''small.''

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** Finally, burning up shattering a comet's mass in the atmosphere is not a viable tactic. It does nothing to its actual energy and so the friction of that much material entering the atmosphere will still cause the same global firestorm an impact and the resulting high velocity fallout does. Small asteroids burn harmlessly in the atmosphere because they are ''small.'' Any fragment left dozens of meters across or larger is at least a large nuclear bomb.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: While a tsunami or wave surge of ''some'' kind would have been likely, the East Coast-flooding megatsunami would be highly improbable, given the angle that Biederman impacted; it would have been more likely to devestate ''Europe and Africa'' than the United States.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Several around the climax.
** A comet the size of Biederman passing so "close" overhead would have at least blinded and more likely incinerated everyone on the highway.
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While a tsunami or wave surge of ''some'' kind would have been likely, the East Coast-flooding megatsunami would be highly improbable, given the angle that Biederman impacted; it would have been more likely to devestate ''Europe and Africa'' than the United States.States.
** Finally, burning up a comet's mass in the atmosphere does nothing to its actual energy and so the friction of that much material entering the atmosphere will still cause the same global firestorm an impact and the resulting high velocity fallout does. Small asteroids burn harmlessly in the atmosphere because they are ''small.''

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* CitywideEvacuation: The Biederman fragment of the comet will impact the Atlantic ocean, causing a massive tsunami that will destroy many coastal cities. New York City (and presumably others) is evacuated once this becomes clear.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Internet-infancy computers and a shot of the World Trace Center place it firmly in the late 90s.


* PrecisionFStrike: The film largely sticks to PG-13 language but a few F-bombs slip through. During Jenny's initial investigation she speaks to Rittenhouse's former secretary who says his sudden retirement (meatphorically) fucked her. Tulchinsky drops another while trying to convince Sturgeon to go after Gus when the latter's blown into space.

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* PrecisionFStrike: The film largely sticks to PG-13 language but a few F-bombs slip through. During Jenny's initial investigation she speaks to Rittenhouse's former secretary who says his sudden retirement (meatphorically) (metaphorically) fucked her. Tulchinsky drops another while trying to convince Sturgeon to go after Gus when the latter's blown into space.


* TogetherInDeath: Jenny gives up her seat on the escape helicoptor to reunite with her estranged father at their beach house, which puts them at the front line when the tidal wave from Beiderman hits. Sarah's parents, having sent her and their baby son off with Leo, spend their last moments looking into each other's eyes rather than trying to outrun the wave themselves. When the Messiah crew are saying goodbye to their families via video link Sturgeon mentions his late wife and how he's going to be seeing her again soon.

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* TogetherInDeath: Jenny gives up her seat on the escape helicoptor helicopter to reunite with her estranged father at their beach house, which puts them at the front line when the tidal wave from Beiderman hits. Sarah's parents, having sent her and their baby son off with Leo, spend their last moments looking into each other's eyes rather than trying to outrun the wave themselves. When the Messiah crew are saying goodbye to their families via video link Sturgeon mentions his late wife and how he's going to be seeing her again soon.



** You would think that the idea to send out an additional spaceship (preferably more than one) tasked with nuking the asteroid in the ''unlikely'' scenario the first ''Messiah'' crew would fail their mission would have occured to somebody involved in putting together the most critical project in the history of mankind.

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** You would think that the idea to send out an additional spaceship (preferably more than one) tasked with nuking the asteroid in the ''unlikely'' scenario the first ''Messiah'' crew would fail their mission would have occured occurred to somebody involved in putting together the most critical project in the history of mankind.

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** It was Stuart Caley (Bruce Weitz), the MSNBC boss from the beginning of the movie who disappeared about halfway through. One can assume that he did indeed decide to FaceDeathWithDignity and go on about his last morning on Earth the way he did every other morning: reading the newspaper in the park.


''Deep Impact'' is a 1998 sci-fi[=/=]drama DisasterMovie released by Paramount Pictures and [=DreamWorks=] SKG in the United States. The film was directed by Mimi Leder, and stars Creator/ElijahWood, Creator/TeaLeoni, Creator/MorganFreeman and Creator/RobertDuvall. It is loosely based on a book by Creator/LarryNiven and Creator/JerryPournelle called ''Literature/LucifersHammer''.

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''Deep Impact'' is a 1998 sci-fi[=/=]drama DisasterMovie released by Paramount Pictures and [=DreamWorks=] SKG in the United States. The film was directed by Mimi Leder, Creator/MimiLeder, and stars Creator/ElijahWood, Creator/TeaLeoni, Creator/MorganFreeman and Creator/RobertDuvall. It is loosely based on a book by Creator/LarryNiven and Creator/JerryPournelle called ''Literature/LucifersHammer''.


* ApocalypseHow: If the comet hit full, it would have caused the end of global human civilization. [[spoiler: It does cause a massive localized disruption of the US eastern seaboard and major damage in Europe and Africa as well.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: If the comet hit in full, it would have caused a Class 2, the end of global human civilization. [[spoiler: It does cause a Class 0 with a massive localized disruption of the US eastern seaboard and major damage in Europe and Africa as well.]]

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* SpottingTheThread: When talking to the President who spells out "E.L.E.", Jenny realizes the spelling of that is off and plays like she knows more than she does. As the President goes on about how they couldn't hide so much spent money in the budget and talks to his Chief of Staff, Jenny looks around the large room and spots that it's stacked with at least a ton of bottled water and various canned foods and it hits her something far more serious is going on.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: While a tsunami or wave surge of ''some'' kind would have been likely, the East Coast-flooding megatsunami would be highly improbable, given the angle that Biederman impacted; it would have been more likely to devestate ''Europe and Africa'' than the United States.

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