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** The [[http://thescriptsavant.com/pdf/DeepImpact.pdf shooting script]] was 188 pages, and in filmmaking, the rule is that each page represents one minute of screen time. The finished film is two hours. Yes, a ''full third of the film'' ended up on the cutting room floor, mostly character scenes such as Leo visiting the White House, Sarah and her family moving to a parking complex that's been turned into a makeshift shelter, and the ''Messiah'' crew drinking vodka once they accept their fates. Quite a few scenes are evidenced in the trailers.

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** The [[http://thescriptsavant.com/pdf/DeepImpact.pdf shooting script]] was 188 pages, and in filmmaking, the rule is that each page represents at minimum one minute of screen time. The finished film is two hours. Yes, a ''full third of the film'' ended up on the cutting room floor, mostly character scenes such as Leo visiting the White House, Sarah and her family moving to a parking complex that's been turned into a makeshift shelter, and the ''Messiah'' crew drinking vodka once they accept their fates. Quite a few scenes are evidenced in the trailers.


* ButIPlayOneOnTV: Morgan Freeman reported that during a press conference for the movie, many of the reporters called him "Mr. President".

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* ButIPlayOneOnTV: Morgan Freeman Creator/MorganFreeman reported that during a press conference for the movie, many of the reporters called him "Mr. President".


* DuelingMovies: Set against ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', a considerably more action-packed movie with nearly twice the budget. They were released the same summer, and both did well at the box office, probably because they took such different approaches to the material that they barely qualified as "dueling". The President's speech originally included the line "There will be no Armageddeon," but it was taken out as test audiences laughed during the line.

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* DuelingMovies: Set against ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', a considerably more action-packed movie with nearly twice the budget. They were released the same summer, and both did well at the box office, probably because they took such different approaches to the material that they barely qualified as "dueling". The President's speech originally included the line "There will be no Armageddeon," Armageddon," but it was taken out as test audiences laughed during the line.



** Creator/MorganFreeman choose to roll up his sleeves during on of his speeches. The director kept it in because she thought it gave him an "everyman" look.

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** Creator/MorganFreeman choose to roll up his sleeves during on one of his speeches. The director kept it in because she thought it gave him an "everyman" look.


** The shooting script was 188 pages, and in filmmaking, the rule is that each page represents one minute of screen time. The finished film is two hours. Yes, a ''full third of the film'' ended up on the cutting room floor, mostly character scenes such as Leo visiting the White House, Sarah and her family moving to a parking complex that's been turned into a makeshift shelter, and the ''Messiah'' crew drinking vodka once they accept their fates. Quite a few scenes are evidenced in the trailers.

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** The [[http://thescriptsavant.com/pdf/DeepImpact.pdf shooting script script]] was 188 pages, and in filmmaking, the rule is that each page represents one minute of screen time. The finished film is two hours. Yes, a ''full third of the film'' ended up on the cutting room floor, mostly character scenes such as Leo visiting the White House, Sarah and her family moving to a parking complex that's been turned into a makeshift shelter, and the ''Messiah'' crew drinking vodka once they accept their fates. Quite a few scenes are evidenced in the trailers.


** The shooting script was 188 pages, and in filmmaking, the rule is that each page represents one minute of screen time. The finished film is two hours. Yes, a ''full third of the film'' ended up on the cutting room floor, mostly character scenes such as Leo visiting the White House and the ''Messiah'' crew drinking vodka once they accept their fates. Quite a few scenes are evidenced in the trailers.

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** The shooting script was 188 pages, and in filmmaking, the rule is that each page represents one minute of screen time. The finished film is two hours. Yes, a ''full third of the film'' ended up on the cutting room floor, mostly character scenes such as Leo visiting the White House House, Sarah and her family moving to a parking complex that's been turned into a makeshift shelter, and the ''Messiah'' crew drinking vodka once they accept their fates. Quite a few scenes are evidenced in the trailers.


* ThrowItIn: The scene at the assembly were the kid tells Leo that now that he's famous, he'll get lots of sex, was improvised by the actor.
** MorganFreeman choose to roll up his sleeves during on of his speeches. The director kept it in because she thought it gave him an "everyman" look.

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* ThrowItIn: ThrowItIn:
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The scene at the assembly were the kid tells Leo that now that he's famous, he'll get lots of sex, was improvised by the actor.
** MorganFreeman Creator/MorganFreeman choose to roll up his sleeves during on of his speeches. The director kept it in because she thought it gave him an "everyman" look.

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** Actually, tsunamis can cause what looks like either an unusually low tide (the old "water retreating rapidly") OR an unusually high tide in the minutes before the wave arrives. It depends entirely on the local geography and the direction the wave arrives in.


** Producer Creator/StevenSpielberg expressed interest in directing early on.

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** Producer Creator/StevenSpielberg expressed interest in directing early on. WordOfGod in the DVD features is that he wanted to adapt the 1930s novel ''Literature/{{When Worlds Collide}}'' but ScienceMarchesOn had marched too far.

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* FollowTheLeader: Part of the disaster movie revival of the 90's.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]] and JoanOfArc got married!
** MorganFreeman is the President and [[Film/{{Babe}} Farmer Hockett]] resigned from being Secretary of the Treasury!
** [[Series/TheWestWing Toby Ziegler]] is [[Film/LordOfTheRings Frodo]]'s dad.
** [[Series/That70sShow Red Foreman]] works for NASA now.
** [[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds1974 Otto]] was the last man to walk on the moon.
** [[Film/IronMan2 Happy Hogan]] was sent drifting into space to die.
*** So was [[Series/AgentsOfShield Andrew Gardner.]]
** [[FunWithDickandJane Jane]] bluffed her way into an anchor spot even though she had no clue what "Ellie" really meant.
** Dantalian from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' works at MSNBC.
** [[Series/DarkAngel Herbal]] makes an appearance at some point.
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Tasha Yar]] seems to have a tendency for being offed by malevolent bodies of liquid.
** Leo's science teacher once hosted ''Series/NickelodeonGuts''.


** So was [[Series/AgentsOfShield Andrew Gardner.]]

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** *** So was [[Series/AgentsOfShield Andrew Gardner.]]


** So was [[Series/MarvelAgentsOfShield Andrew Gardner.]]

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** So was [[Series/MarvelAgentsOfShield [[Series/AgentsOfShield Andrew Gardner.]]

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** So was [[Series/MarvelAgentsOfShield Andrew Gardner.]]

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** Leo's science teacher once hosted ''Series/NickelodeonGuts''.

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** The script also called for appearances from real-world personalities such as [[Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher Bill Maher]] and Creator/DavidLetterman, showing more of how the world would react to an impending comet impact.

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