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.

Add time

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: This is wrong, the scene is set up as a montage with time lapse, if I recall correctly. Meaning there were days passing and one critical aspect of all Story that this site obviously would miss is time dilation. In books we don't notice how the passage of time is redefined by the brain to have a smooth course even though there are similar problems to describing all day all over the world people looked up at the strange object by the sun...At the same time? No. But your mind reads it in a way that makes sense. With movies, sometimes the bullets switch frames slower to hit the guy in the head when we saw too long a time beforehand the good guy pull his trigger.

The scene is not a time lapsed montage. It's meant to show people listening to the announcement being broadcast throughout the world prior to the launch. It has nothing to do with books or slow motion filming.

Armageddon mistake picture

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.


Other mistake: A.J. gets dirt on his face although he is covered by an astronaut's suit.

Add time

More mistakes in Armageddon

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.

Add time


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.

Add time


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

Add time

Steve Logan

More trivia for Armageddon

Harry Stamper: You got any more bullets in that gun, Sharp?

Add time

General Kimsey: We spend $250 billion a year on defence, and here we are! The fate of the planet is in the hands of a bunch of retards I wouldn't trust with a potato gun!

Add time

Bear: Just for the record, this is a very bad idea.

Add time

More quotes from Armageddon

Question: Why is it that Chick isn't in the wedding scenes at the end?

Chosen answer: Watch the credits, he's there, in the first 30 seconds of the credits.


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.


Question: Does anyone know what the NASA employee says to Lev the cosmonaut the first time we see him? It sounds like "stasveecha"


Chosen answer: It's close to "zdrasveetsya" phonetically, which is a colloquial greeting like: "how are you doing".


More questions and answers from Armageddon

Trailer not working?



Join the mailing list