This is the condensed version of a highly-touted but perfectly disposable two-part disaster miniseries that premiered on American network television in early 1997 as an "event," in huckster parlance.
Government astronomer Lily McKee (Annabella Sciorra) eagerly anticipates the Fletcher Comet's passage through the solar system, which happens only once every 4,000 years. But the comet collided with some planetoids along the way, and now tows along with it two asteroids, dubbed Helios and Eros, on
a collision course with Earth. Dr. McKee duly alerts authorities, and the case falls to rugged Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Jack Wallach (Michael Biehn). P...