Deep Impact

Corrected entry: Sara's dad put the key for the motorcycle in the jar 3rd to the right. When Leo "steals" the motorcycle he finds the key in the jar 4th to the right.

Correction: Perhaps the last jar was cut out of the video version, but in the widescreen version you can see him put it in the 4th jar.

Jason Sieberg

Corrected entry: At the end of the film, when Tea Leoni's character and someone are standing on the beach, waiting for the tidal wave to come, the tidal wave seems to make a miraculous stop, right before the beach, where as in reality, tidal waves go so fast, that once you've seen it, it has already hit.

Correction: Just as regular wind waves do, tsunami slow down in shallow water while also gaining height (just as Morgan Freeman explains).

Corrected entry: When the President is making his speech at the press conference he says that the as comet had been seen by a Young Explorer's Astronomy Club on a mountaintop in Arizona. Then when everybody's escaping from the coastal areas and it shows Leo driving down the highway looking for his girlfriend there's a sign for Virginia Beaches. Arizona is a pretty long way to go on a field trip, don't you think?

Correction: One contributor had a field trip to Seattle from Florida once.

Corrected entry: The missile barrage near the end of the movie happens about seven hours before the impact. ICBMs have flight times of no more than 45 minutes and can lift their normal payloads at most a few thousand miles from the Earth. There actually *was* a plan to divert an asteroid once but it would have involved putting a nuclear warhead on a Saturn 5, many times more powerful than any current missile. Fortunately the asteroid missed Earth by a million miles or so.

Correction: Once a missile has broken free of the earth's gravitational pull there is no longer any need for sustained propulsion as the missile will simply coast along.

Corrected entry: When the Messiah mission withdraws from the Comet to remote-detonate its nukes, the implication is that the nukes must be let off NOW to have any chance of success, and the Messiah is thus caught in the blast and damaged, conveniently putting it out of communication with Earth for the duration of its journey home. They are months away from impact and there would be time to fire up the main drive and make the return burn before detonating the nukes, thus putting a safe distance between themselves and the blast. The only argument against this is that if the attempt failed they might go back to the comet with the remaining nukes for a second try - this is never suggested, so why not get out of there?

Correction: Actually, the reason they have to leave the comet is because of a very low fuel tank. They only had enough to get to the comet, land, get off and get back. If they were to land on it a second time they wouldn't had enough fuel to return home, and most of us would remember the scene where they decide to sacrifice themselves? They didn't plan a second launch until the suicide launch.

Continuity mistake: During a scene where the boss of the TV station is talking to his staff, when he finishes he takes off his glasses and starts to move off his chair. Yet in the next shot he gets off the chair still wearing his glasses.

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Alan Rittenhouse: I know you're just a reporter, but you used to be a person, right?

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Trivia: If you happen to have the DVD version of the film, have a look at one of the trailers. In the movie trailer they show the comet hitting the ocean at an almost right-angle. In the actual movie the comet enters the atmosphere at an angle, thus letting the people watch the comet travel to across the sky into the ocean.

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