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.

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Trivia: Armageddon was released on Liv Tyler's (Grace Stamper) 21st birthday.

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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: Just a point of interest, Rockhound and the Russian cosmonaut are played by Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare. They played a duo in crime in Fargo (1996).


Trivia: In the medical testing scene, Max asks the doctor if he's ever seen Pulp Fiction (1994), a movie featuring both Steve Buscemi (Rockhound) in a cameo at the restaurant, and Bruce Willis (Harry S. Stamper).

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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 NASA spacesuits. They cost over 3 million dollars each.

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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."

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.

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Factual error: After crashing on the asteroid, A.J. walks outside surveying the wreckage while debris is strewn out burning on the ground. This is wrong, as oxygen is needed to make something burn, and there is no oxygen on the asteroid. (01:27:40)

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Question: When asked if he had any family, Colonel Sharp replies that he has "2 girls" although there is no mention of a wife. Are there any clues to what happened to his wife in the rest of the film?


Chosen answer: No.

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