Trivia: While being strapped in, Rockhound tells Harry they're sitting on "something with 270,000 moving parts all built by the lowest bidder." This is a paraphrase of a quote by Alan Shepherd.


Trivia: The character Freddy Noonan appears in, or is referenced in many scenes yet is more or less an afterthought. This is the same name as Amelia Earhart's navigator, who was involved in one of the most famous real life aerial mysteries, but is also a largely forgotten person.


Trivia: At the beginning of the movie, the dog Reggie, is attacking the vendor's blow-up doll of Godzilla. This is probably due to the fact that the movies Godzilla and Armageddon came out during the summer of 1998, and were in direct competition with each other.

Trivia: In the scene when Bruce Willis is in the Armadillo and says goodbye to Liv Tyler, he actually had a picture of his real daughter in front of him, which helped him to cry. (02:07:30)

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Trivia: When the scientist says to the other man, "We're moving the Hubble," the long-haired man whom he is talking to is Michael Bay, the director of Armageddon.

Trivia: This movie was the first time civilians not involved in the space program wore genuine current NASA spacesuits. They cost over 3 million dollars each. NASA had previous loaned NBC an (obsolete) space suit for the first episode of "The Six Million Dollar Man" shot in 1973.

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Trivia: When they take the nuke of the shuttle, Steve Buscemi rides on it, saying that he's mimicking Slim Pickens, who did the exact same thing (riding the nuke, but also ending with his self sacrifice) in the movie Dr. Strangelove.

Trivia: Ben Affleck once stated in an interview that "I once asked Michael Bay why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts that it was to train astronauts to become oil drillers, and he told me to shut the fuck up, so that was the end of it."

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Suggested correction: He stated it in the Criterion DVD commentary.

Trivia: Roger Ebert, in his original review, declared Armageddon to be "an assault on the ears, the eyes, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained." He later named it the worst movie of the year and one of the worst films of all time. Weirdly, his reviewing partner, Gene Siskel, gave it a positive review.

Factual error: During the scene where it shows people all over the world, just before the shuttles take off, it is daylight everywhere. It would actually be dark or near dark in parts of the world.

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Harry Stamper: The United States Government just asked us to save the world. Anyone wanna say no?

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Question: Would someone please explain why they need a huge Gatling gun on the asteroid? Are they scared of aliens or what?

Answer: If you look at the deleted scenes on the special edition DVD, you will see a deleted scene in which A.J. asks what they needed a gun for, and Max explains that it's for debris elimination, in order to take out small rocks in the way.

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