This is the Earth at a time[br]when the dinosaurs roamed...
a lush and fertile planet.
A piece of rock just six miles wide[br]changed all that.
It hit with the force[br]of 10,000 nuclear weapons.
A trillion tons of dirt and rock[br]hurtled into the atmosphere...
creating a suffocating[br]blanket of dust...
the sun was powerless[br]to penetrate...
for a thousand years.
It happened before.
It will happen again.
It's just a question of when.
Engineering director-- Engineering--
- Say again, Rudy.[br]- Houston, affiirmative.
I'm gonna try again.
This time Why don't We put in a hold[br]at nine. C.ancel the pending resume.
Almost got it.
- Dennis, I'm almost there.[br]- Houston, Pete's looking real strong.
Okay, Pete. We got that coupling[br]on the board here now.
We'll give you the go-ahead[br]from down here when it's in alignment.
Sounds good.[br]Give me ten seconds.
His heart rate's racing.
- Hey, Pete. It's Truman.[br]- Hey.
- How you doing up there, Hoss?[br]- Pretty good.
Now, listen, Pete.[br]We got an eye on your meds here.
I'll give you a buffalo nickel[br]if you'll calm down just a little bit.
- C.an you do that ffor me?[br]- Whatever you say.
Okay, uh, noW We got plenty off time,[br]buddy, so don't you Worry.
-Atlantis--[br]- Okay. Looking good here.
- He's got it.[br]- He'll be all right.[br]- Go ahead, Atlantis.
Roger that, Houston.[br]Suggest We start reeling Pete in.
- The system's down.[br]- No.
- What the hell is that?[br]- My Lord.
- We've lost all contact.[br]- What happened?
Stewart, play that tape back!
Multiple bogeys! Multiple bogeys!
Sector fiive, niner. I have three.[br]Now fiive. Unidentifiied tracts.
- My screen's full.[br]- Multiple tracts headed towards[br]the Atlantic seaboard.
This could be[br]a surprise missile attack.
Mr President, the shuttle Atlantis[br]just exploded in space.
Okay, I want three groups!
One: internal malfunction.
Get the log tape. Start working back.[br]Maybe it's a glitch.
Two: I want NORAD Space Command[br]and the 50th Tactical comparing all[br]the space junk you track in every orbit.
I want you to check, recheck[br]and then do it all over again.
Number three: wild cards,[br]anything and everything.
All right? Now, big Ross,[br]I want you to get on the telephone.
- Wake up 11,000 people.[br]- Right.[br]- Walt, get 'em going.
- Let's go![br]- Karl!
Karl! Your Stouffer's pot pie's[br]been on the table almost ten hours.
- I want a divorce.[br]- Dottie, I'm on to something big here.
l-I don't know what this is, but it[br]looks like something's burning up there.
Go get my phone book, will you?[br]Get my phone book. Get those names[br]of those guys from NASA.
Excuse me! Am I wearing a sign[br]that says, "Karl's slave"?
Go get my goddam phone book![br]Get the book!
Get the book![br]Get the book!
Space Command is reporting negative.[br]That is zero global launches.
- It might just be pieces of[br]the shuttle breaking up as it comes in.[br]- Yeah, it might be Santa Claus.
Until we get defiinitive, reliable[br]alternative confiirmation, General...
we go to defcon three.
I'm getting ready ffor the big time
Someday you're gonna say[br]I'm big time too
Hey, little man! Little Richard!
Me and you, man![br]We going to the top, baby! Big time!
Yo, man, I ain't gonna be ridin'[br]this bike the rest of my life!
You know what I'm sayin'?[br]I'm gettin' a motorcycle, baby.[br]We gonna travel in style.
I'm getting ready ffor the big time
Someday you're gonna say[br]I'm big time
Watch where you're goin'. I bet you,[br]none of y'all stop for brothers.
Slow down, Little Richard.[br]You've been ridin' all morning, man.[br]You gotta take a dump?
- We interrupt our regularly[br]scheduled programme to bring you[br]this special report.[br]- Hey, man, what happened?
The shuttle Atlantis exploded in space[br]at 3.47 a.m., Eastern Standard Time.
This morning[br]NASA offfficials are denying--
Hey! Hey, get! Get!
- That's my Godzilla. Come on, now.[br]- Yo, fool!
-Don't be kickin' Little Richard.[br]What the hell your problem?[br]-Now that dog's eating my Godzilla, man.
- And what's a little runt like you[br]gonna do about it?[br]- Get him, Richard. Sic him.
If I wasn't a Christian,[br]I'd be throwin' your fat,[br]pineapple-eatin' ass through the window.
- Why we not going, huh?[br]- Well, y-y-you know why?[br]'Cause this is New York City.
Anything could have happened.[br]Look at that. Uh, let's see.[br]It could have been a terrorist bomb.
It could have been[br]a dead body somebody shot, stabbed.[br]And it's Friday. Payday too.
- Somebody probably jumped,[br]didn't get their pay cheque. Yes.[br]- I want to go shopping.
Me too, but we ain't goin' nowhere[br]'cause this is a traffiic jam.
- Little Richard.[br]- Hurry! Right over there![br]- Go!
Yo, Little Richard!
Hang on, Little Richard![br]I'm comin'!
Don't you worry about it.[br]I'm gonna get you outta there!
You okay, buddy?[br]Don't worry about it. Hang in there.
Somebody dial 9 11!
My screen's full![br]They're all over the place!
Bogeys are breachin'[br]the atmosphere from Finland down[br]the North American seaboard.
Look at that!
Oh, we at war!
Saddam Hussein is bombin' us!
Come on! Let's go! Let's go!
Get out of here!
Oh, my God!
Let's stay focused.[br]We need to map the trajectory now.
- That could take a week.[br]-Just fiind it, okay?
- I want to know if the worst is over[br]or if it's on its way.[br]- We've got General Kimsey on the line.
We've got hits from Finland to South[br]Carolina. We know they're not missiles.[br]Now what the hell is it?
It's a meteor shower.[br]That's what took out the shuttle.
- He's waiting for you.[br]- What's the death toll?
I've got the President[br]on Air Force One demanding answers.
Is it over?
General, we've got 11,000 people[br]at NASA trying to fiigure that out[br]right now. When we know, you'll know.
Okay, Karl, listen.[br]I want you to take your time.[br]Yes, sir. You are defiinitely the fiirst.
Okay, fiirst coordinate.[br]One-two-three-nine. 1239, right?
- FBI locked his location.[br]- Saw an explosion in space.
- Okay.[br]- The last one--
- Now, listen, Karl, this is top secret.[br]- Sir, I'm retired Navy.[br]I know all about classifiied.
But one more thing. The person[br]that fiinds her gets to name her, right?
- Yes, that's right. That's right.[br]- I want to name her Dottie,[br]after my wife.
- She's a vicious, life-suckin' bitch[br]from which there's no escape.[br]- That's-- That's sweet, Karl.
S.D.I., this is Flight Director.[br]I want to get that Hubble movin',[br]and I want it now.
Roger that.[br]We're movin' the Hubble!
- It's enormous.[br]- This is the anomaly at 1643.
Here is the anomaly at 1658.
And here is the anomaly at 1700.
Enough with this[br]"anomaly" horseshit!
- What is this thing?[br]- It's an asteroid, sir.
HoW big are We talking?
Sir, our best estimate[br]is 97.6 billion--
- It's the size of Texas, Mr President.[br]- Y-Y-Yes, sir.
Dan, We didn't[br]see this thing coming?
Well, our object collision[br]budget's a million dollars.
That allows us to track[br]about three percent of the sky.
-And begging your pardon, sir,[br]but it's a big-ass sky.[br]- And the ones this morning?
Uh, those are nothing.[br]Uh, they're the size off basketballs...
and, uh, Volkswagens,[br]things like that.
Is this going to hit us?
- We're efforting that as we speak, sir.[br]- What kind of damage are we--
It's what we call a global killer.
The end of mankind.
Doesn't matter where it hits.
Nothing would survive,[br]not even bacteria.
My God. What do we do?
We have 18 days[br]before it hits Earth.
- Have mercy.[br]- Rise and shine!
Stop the drilling![br]Stop the drilling! Stop the drilling!
- Fore![br]- Stop the drilling!
Stop the drilling![br]Stop the drilling!
- Hey![br]- Hey, that was close!
I gave you 50,000 a year in donations![br]What do you think they're[br]so mad about, Chick?
Well, I think they feel that[br]drilling for oil is an evil thing.
Do you know how much diesel[br]that clunker boat pumps out in an hour?
You know, I just found out[br]something interesting.
- Number two chewed 180 feet last night.[br]- Who do we have to thank for this?
Well, I'll give you two guesses,[br]but you're only gonna need one.
Goddam it, A.J.!
A.J.![br]A.J., you in here?
Oh, that's just perfect.[br]In bed. Get up!
- Uh, hey, you wanted to see me?[br]- Yeah, I was lookin' for ya.
You're pissed.[br]Okay, I can see that.
No. You know what, A.J.?[br]I'm not pissed. You've seen me pissed.[br]This is way, way beyond pissed, though.
- You know I shut down number two[br]last night, right?[br]- Yeah, man, I had a hunch on that.
Dude, let me tell you somethin'.[br]Someday, many years from now,[br]when you're all growed up...
and you got your own[br]oil company and $8 million[br]of your own money on the contract...
you can do whatever comes[br]into that little A.J.-idiotin' mind[br]of yours you want...
but as long as it says[br]"Harry Stamper Oil" on the rig[br]you will not disobey my rules.
- You got that?[br]- Yeah, I do got it.
- Right now, I need to hear[br]fiive words from you.[br]- Uh--
- I'll never do that again.[br]- Never do that again.
I'm a fool. That was idiotic.[br]l-I mean, that was stupid.
I'm an idiot. I know what name's[br]on the sign. I'm not-- I can't--
- What's going on here?[br]- What's going on? Well, l-I mean, l--
- I screwed up. I'm a little edgy.[br]- How long you worked for me?[br]- Five wonderful years.
In fiive years, you have never[br]apologized to me this quickly.
- Something's going on here.[br]I'm gonna fiind out what it is.[br]- No, no, no. Well--
l-I'm turning over a new leaf.[br]I'm trying to learn from the man.[br]What would Harry do?
I'm at a loss for words.
- Okay, I can explain this.[br]- You can explain that?
- I can.[br]- I would really like an explanation.[br]You just stay right here.
- Grace?[br]- Hi, Harry.
I have asked you repeatedly[br]to call me Dad.
- Sorry, Harry.[br]- Get up and get your clothes on.
You just stay right there.[br]I'll be right back.
Here's what we're gonna do.[br]I want every strategy we've got[br]on near-Earth object collision, okay?
Any ideas, any programs,[br]anything you sketched[br]on a pizza box or a cocktail napkin.
For 30 years, they questioned[br]the need for NASA. Today[br]we're gonna give them the answer.
You know about this, Rockhound?[br]You knew.
No, l-I had no idea.
Harry! All right! Whoa, whoa, whoa![br]I understand, okay?
You're mad.[br]Who-Who wouldn't be mad?
- But he's gonna shoot you.[br]- Nah. No, he's not. Oh, shit.
- Harry![br]- What's wrong with you?
Make your peace with God, A.J.
- This guy's got a gun, man![br]He's shooting at me![br]- Harry, this is not funny!
- Harry, listen to me![br]We can talk this over![br]- So is this a, uh, serious thing?
- Yeah, pretty serious.[br]- Bear, man![br]- What's up?
He's shooting at me. Uh, you see Harry[br]comin', crack him with that wrench!
You told A.J.'s dad just before he died[br]that you would take care of the boy.
Now, I'm not sure that shootin' him[br]is takin' care of him.
- Why don't you put the gun down, boss?[br]- You don't want none of this, Bear.[br]Get out of my way.
Just trying to give my man[br]a head start, that's all.
Not to mention the fact that I[br]don't think you wanna kill the best man[br]on your crew before we strike oil.
Ah, Chick, I ain't gonna kill him.[br]Just gonna take a foot off.[br]A man can work with one foot.
You remember old Frank Marx who[br]worked with one hand all them years?
- Yeah, but he wasn't very good.[br]- Harry, put the gun down![br]You're acting insane!
Now honey, go get some clothes on[br]and get out of the way.
- You can't control my life.[br]- Fine. Clothes. Now!
All right, stop, all right? It was funny[br]for a minute, it's not funny any more.
- Harry, this is illegal, man.[br]- I'm temporarily insane, Rock.[br]It's all right.
- Do I look like I'm crazy to you?[br]- Well--
Harry, hey, just cool down.
- What are you-- Okay, stop.[br]- All right. All right, Harry.
All right. Now, listen, man to man.
I'm serious. I love her.
Way wrong answer.
- Whoa, whoa, Harry. It's gettin' real.[br]- Harry! Come on, Harry!
- Stop him![br]- You shot him!
Bullet never got close.[br]Just a ricochet.
You know, it's all funny[br]till somebody gets shot in the leg.
Hey, pucker up![br]We got clients incoming!
Uh, b-back in, uh, 197 4...
w-we fiirst got the-the idea,[br]the possibility that a, that a meteor[br]or an asteroid--
I need somebody who's had a little less[br]caffeine this morning. Doc, translate.
Our fiirst feasibility plan was to use[br]a spread-focus laser generator...
to heat the object[br]to the point of fracture.
That's like shooting a B.B. gun[br]at a freight train, Doc.
Uh, some of us have got this idea.
We want to land a craft,[br]deploy solar sails.
You'll have a great big canopy.[br]Solar winds will be caught...
by these mylar sails.
- Okay.[br]- Come on, guys.
We gotta come up with something[br]realistic here. We got 18 days.
That's 431 hours,[br]15 minutes and 18 seconds.
Time's a luxury we don't have.[br]What?
Listen, Harry. A.J. is my choice--[br]my choice and not yours.
He's the only one in your age bracket,[br]Grace. It's not a choice,[br]it's a lack of options.
I don't know what in the world makes[br]you think that you have the right[br]to tell me what to do any more, Harry.
I suppose being your father[br]doesn't count, huh?
- Not really.[br]- Since when?
Since I reached the age of 10[br]and became older than you, Harry.
Since Mom split.[br]Why don't you take your pick?
Look, I understand that you are[br]handicapped by a natural immaturity[br]and I forgive you.
I may be an immature father, okay?[br]But I'm still your employer.
And as your boss I want you[br]on that crew boat tonight[br]and back in the offiice by Monday.
- You got that?[br]- Okay. I quit.
Grace, you can't quit now.[br]I need you to keep on workin'.
- Hi, Harry![br]- What are you smilin' about?
I've been seein' A.J.[br]for more than fiive months, Harry.
You little hypocrite. I ever held you[br]back once from doin' anything?
What about having a life, Harry?[br]The fiirst time I got my period...
Rockhound had to take me[br]into Taipei for Tampax...
and then he had to show me[br]how to use 'em, Harry.
I ju-- No, l-I told her how to use it.[br]I didn't show her, Harry.
I was playing[br]with titanium depth gauges when[br]I should've been playing with dolls.
I mean, I learned about the birds and[br]the bees from Freddie Noonan's tattoos.
Look, I was raised[br]on roughnecks by you...
and now you get all shocked and shaken[br]when I fall in love with one.
- So who is the hypocrite here,[br]Harry, huh? Who?[br]- Look at those nice pipes up there.
- Listen to me, Grace. I want you--[br]- No, you listen to me, Harry.[br]I grew up.
With the proximity of the asteroid...
and no prep time,[br]none of our primary plans can work.
Why don't we just send up 150 nuclear[br]warheads and blast that rock apart?
- Terrible idea.[br]- Was I talkin' to you?
This is Dr Ronald Quincy from research,[br]pretty much the smartest man on the[br]planet. You might want to listen to him.
General, if you consider your target--[br]her composition, her dimensions...
her sheer velocity, you could fiire[br]every nuke you've got at her...
and she'll just smile at you[br]and keep on coming.
You should know that the president's[br]scientifiic advisors...
are suggesting that a nuclear blast[br]could change this asteroid's trajectory.
I know the president's chief scientifiic[br]advisor. We were at M.I.T. together.
And in a situation like this, you--[br]you really don't want...
to take the advice of a man[br]who got a C-minus in astrophysics.
The president's advisors are,[br]um, wrong. I'm right.
Hitting the rock from the outside[br]won't do the job.
Imagine a fiirecracker[br]in the palm of your hand.
You set it off.[br]What happens? Burn your hand, right?
You close your fiist around[br]the same fiirecracker and set it off--
Your wife's gonna be opening your[br]ketchup bottles the rest of your life.
Are you suggesting[br]we blow this thing up from the inside?
- That's exactly what I'm saying.[br]- How?
We drill. We bring in the world's[br]best deep-core driller.
Harry, get up here![br]We're takin' a hit!
- Get A.J. up here! Whoa![br]- Come on!
Send another pipe on down![br]Right now! Full pipe!
- It's a gas pocket.[br]- I told you. Am I lucky[br]or am I just a genius?
I shut it down for a reason, you[br]jackass! The relief valve's fried open.
Shut off the number two valve![br]Grace, get the clients outta here now!
Chick, get 'em outta here![br]Get 'em off the rig now!
Get the hell down![br]This thing is gonna blow!
Get out! Chick, get out now!
Three dozen research calls and every[br]time the same man is recommended.
He's worked on every terrain[br]this planet can offer.
Whenever they said it couldn't be[br]drilled, this guy drilled it.
- Everybody all right?[br]- We struck oil, baby!
Somebody could've got killed out here[br]today. You want that on your conscience?
High thumb. You are man, Harry.
Who's Harry Stamper?
Yeah, I'm Harry Stamper.[br]What's all this about?
Mr Stamper, I'm General Montgomery,[br]commander of the Pacifiic air forces.
I've been sent here[br]by the secretary of defence...
on direct orders from the president[br]of the United States.
It's a matter of urgent[br]national security.
I need you to get on that chopper[br]right now, no questions asked.
- Crazy Willie put you up to this?[br]- Afraid I don't know Crazy Willie.
Sir, I'm dead serious about this.
- Harry.[br]- What?
Man, I swear to God,[br]she never told me her age.
It's all right.[br]Relax. It's about me.
Oh. Forget it.
All right, General.[br]I'll go with ya.
On one condition--[br]we have to take my daughter along.
- What did I do?[br]- Whoa, whoa, whoa. Where you guys[br]takin' her? Wait a minute.
- Sir, stay right here.[br]- Well--
Chick! Get him paid,[br]get him off the rig!
- Mr Stamper?[br]- Yeah, I'm Harry Stamper.
How ya doin'? Miss Stamper.[br]I'm Dan Truman, executive director here.
- Now listen, on behalf of all of us,[br]I'd really like to apologize--[br]- Apologize.
I don't know if we can take[br]any more apologies, Mr Truman.
We've been apologized to[br]for the last 18 and a half hours.
So if you don't mind,[br]how 'bout if we just get on with it...
and you tell us why we're here[br]at the NASA space centre?
- We should probably talk alone.[br]- Mr Truman, I don't keep any secrets[br]from my daughter, Grace.
So whether you tell her now or[br]I tell her later she's gonna fiind out...
one way or the other,[br]so why don't we just get on with it?
So when the rogue comet hit the asteroid[br]belt, it sent shrapnel right for us.
For the next 15 days[br]the Earth's in a shooting gallery.
Even if the asteroid itself hits[br]the water, it's still hitting land.
It'll flash-boil millions[br]of gallons of sea water and slam[br]into the ocean bedrock.
Now, if it's a Pacifiic Ocean impact--[br]which we think it will be--
it'll create a tidal wave three miles[br]high, travel at 1,000 miles an hour...
covering California[br]and washing up in Denver.
Japan's gone. Australia's wiped out.
Half the world's population'll be[br]incinerated by the heat blast...
and the rest'll freeze to death[br]from nuclear winter.
Well, actually,[br]this is as real as it gets.
Well, it's coming, right now--
right for us--[br]at 22,000 miles an hour.
Not a soul on Earth can hide from it.
I take it you're not[br]alerting everyone like this.
Nobody knows.[br]That's the way it stays.
For the next ten days, there are[br]only nine telescopes in the world...
that can spot the asteroid,[br]and we control eight of'em.
The president's classifiied[br]this information top secret.
If news like this got out,[br]there'd be an overnight breakdown...
of basic social services worldwide--[br]rioting, mass religious hysteria.
Total chaos. You can imagine.
Basically the worst parts[br]of the Bible.
Six billion people on the planet--
why'd you guys call me?
- We need you to prep the team[br]we're sending up.[br]- Up?
We'll send 'em to the asteroid,[br]they'll land, they'll drill a hole,[br]they'll drop some nukes...
take off and detonate[br]if we can fiix this equipment problem.
Now, the, uh, drilling unit's[br]a prototype we've been building[br]for the Mars project.
You, uh--[br]you might recognize the rig.
Yeah, well, I guess I should[br]recognize it. It's my design.
What'd you do?[br]Steal a key to the patent offiice?
- Yeah, basically.[br]- Let me get this straight.
I got pulled off an oil rig,[br]flown halfway around the world[br]because you stole my drill design...
couldn't read the plans right[br]and did a piss-poor job[br]of putting it together, is that it?
- Well, technically,[br]patents don't apply to outer space.[br]-Just shut up, Quincy.
It's not going to Mars any more.[br]It's going to try to save this planet.
And we need to know[br]what's wrong with it pretty quick.
You said we did a bad job[br]of putting it together?
No, I said you did a piss-poor job[br]of putting it together.
First of all, you got[br]the flow system all reversed.
Let me guess: you've been tearin' up[br]rotors and you can't fiigure out why.
- Yeah, that's right, actually.[br]- Well, that's because your cams[br]are all wrong, Mr Wizard.
- Who's been operating this thing?[br]- Right there.
W-We've actually-- we've had them[br]training for eight months solid now.
- Eight whole months?[br]- Well, pretty much, yeah.
- Well, gee whiz.[br]- Well, this is the team[br]that has to do the job up there.
We need you to train 'em down here.
Well, Mr Stamper, what do you think?
You know, drilling's a science.[br]It's an art.
I'm a third-generation driller,[br]doin' it all my life...
and I still haven't got it[br]all fiigured out.
I assume you sent for me because[br]somebody told you I was the best.
Well, I'm only the best[br]because I work with the best.
You don't trust the men you're[br]working with, you're as good as dead.
Now, you want to send[br]these boys into space, fiine.
I'm sure they'll make[br]good astronauts.
But they don't know jack[br]about drillin'.
- What's your contingency plan?[br]- Contingency plan?
Your backup plan. You gotta have[br]some kind of backup plan, right?
- No, we don't have a backup plan.[br]This is it.[br]- And this is the best that you could--
that the-the government,[br]the U.S. government can come up with?
I mean, y-you're NASA, for cryin'[br]out loud. You put a man on the moon.
You're geniuses! Y-You're the guys[br]that think this shit up.
I'm sure you got a team of men[br]sittin' around somewhere right now...
just thinkin' shit up[br]and somebody backin' them up.
You tellin' me you don't have[br]a backup plan, that these[br]eight Boy Scouts right here...
that is the world's hope,[br]that's what you're tellin' me?
- Yeah.[br]- Oh, Jesus. Damn it.
We're a little short on time here.[br]Will you help us?
- All they gotta do is drill?[br]- That's it.
No spacewalkin',[br]no crazy astronaut stuff?
How many men were you plannin'[br]on takin' up there?
We're sendin' up[br]two shuttles, two teams.
If I do this,[br]I'm gonna wanna take my own men.
You got it.
So you're saying you'll help us?
I just don't trust anybody else[br]to do it, that's all.
No, Mrs Curlene,[br]it's Harry Stamper.
If you see Bear, you tell him[br]Harry's lookin' for him.
Those guys get off this rig,[br]they scatter.J. Otis Curlene Bear--
probably the only black man[br]on a big hog in Kadoka, South Dakota.
Come and get Papa Bear!
- Uh, Max.[br]- You got a weight limit on the shuttle?
- Max.[br]- Hey, Mama.
- Oh, that's so sweet, Maxie.[br]- Hey, did ya get me one of them[br]yellow jelly bear claws I like?
Maxie, are you in trouble[br]with the law again?
- No, Mama.[br]- Maxie.
I swear, Mama, I'm--
- You know I want Rockhound.[br]- We call him Hound because...
well, um, he's horny.
Well, you might want to start[br]with every bar in New Orleans.
That is a big, shiny mount,[br]isn't it?
- How long you been married?[br]- For two weeks.
- See this diamond?[br]- Yeah?
- It's not a diamond.[br]Would you like another drink?[br]- Yeah.
- Sir, FBI.[br]- She's so cute.
- No, thanks.[br]- We have a national security matter.
- Good for you.[br]- Let's go.
- Now.[br]- How old are you?
Oscar Choice-- spacey[br]but absolutely brilliant geologist.
He owns a horse ranch[br]outside of El Paso.
Mr Chick Chapel, at the craps table,[br]Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Yes! About time.
Charles Chapel, game's over.
Who's gonna run the other rig?
How 'bout Benny? He's good.
The only one knows[br]how to run it as well as I do is A.J.
I thought you said[br]you couldn't trust him.
I thought you said I could.
Yep, you are on your way, A.J.
Well, you know, bein' in business[br]for yourself has its advantages--
make my own hours,[br]nobody shoots me in the leg.
You don't got[br]a gun on ya now, do ya? Oh, good.
'Cause I kinda wanted to get back[br]to this whole thing[br]about you askin' me for help.
Does that mean that there's actually[br]a job that Mr All-Go-No-Quit-Big-Nuts...
Harry Stamper can't handle by himself...
and needs my expert advice?
- Somethin' like that, yeah.[br]- Well, no, no, no.
I mean, is it-it something like that,[br]or is it that?
You know,[br]you and me got a real problem.
You know, Harry,[br]there are only, uh...
fiive words I wanna hear[br]from you right now.
And those words are: "You know, A.J.,[br]I really look up to you.
"You've been a hero of mine[br]for a long time, and...
I'm very impressed with your work;[br]I'm emotionally closed off."
That's like--[br]that's like 11 words or somethin'.
You know what? How about just,[br]"A.J., I'm sorry, and-- and I love ya."
You know, A.J.,[br]there's not a job on the planet...
that I want you[br]to work with me on.
I mean that.
So what are you doin' here?[br]Harry, what's the job?
- Big Daddy![br]- What's up, baby?
Yeah, big Bear.[br]What's up? What's up?
What's up, Harry?[br]Did NASA fiind oil on Uranus, man?
None of you have to go.[br]We can all just sit here on Earth...
wait for this big rock to crash into it,[br]kill everything and everybody we know.
The United States government[br]just asked us to save the world.
- Anybody wanna say no?[br]- Twenty years--
haven't turned ya down once,[br]not about to start now.
- I'm there.[br]- Guess I can't let you[br]go up there alone.
I'm with you.
I mean, this is--[br]this is historic.
Guys, this is[br]like deep blue hero stuff.
- Of course I'm in.[br]- While I don't share his enthusiasm...
you know me-- beam me up, Scotty.
- You all right, Max?[br]- l-I don't-- l-I don't--
Whatever you think.
- What about you?[br]- I'm in.
All right, then.
I don't mean to be the materialistic[br]weasel of this group, but...
you think we'll get[br]hazard pay out of this?
If you're trying to make me feel better[br]about this scenario, give it up.
To tell you the truth, I'm kind of[br]encouraged. This guy Chick here was[br]an Air Force commando for six years.
We got robbery, assault,[br]arrest, resisting arrest.
We got a collection agent[br]for the mob. Two of these guys[br]have done serious time.
-Look, they're the best at what they do.[br]-So am I.
And I'm not[br]so optimistic.
We spend $250 billion[br]a year on defence.
And here we are. The fate[br]of the planet is in the hands...
of a bunch of retards I wouldn't[br]trust with a potato gun.
- So what's the verdict?[br]- They'll do it.
- They've made a few requests though.[br]- Such as?
Just a few things here, uh--
Nothing really big, just--[br]Well, as an example--
Uh, Oscar here's got some[br]outstanding parking tickets.[br]Wants 'em wiped off his record.
- Fifty-six tickets in seven states.[br]- I'll tell him, Oscar. I got it.
- Okay.[br]- Uh, Noonan's got two women friends...
that he'd like to see made[br]American citizens, no questions asked.
Max would like you to bring back[br]eight track tapes.
Not sure if that's gonna work,[br]but let's see what else.
Chick wants a full week's Emperor's[br]Package at Caesar's Palace, um--
Hey, you guys wouldn't[br]be able to tell us who[br]actually killed Kennedy, would ya?
Uh, Bear would like to stay[br]at the...
White Horse, the--
White House.[br]White House.
White House. Yeah, he'd like[br]to stay in the Lincoln Bedroom[br]of the White House for the summer.
- Stuff like that.[br]- Sure, I think we can, uh...
take care of some of that.
Yeah, one more thing. Um--
None of them wanna[br]pay taxes again.
Who's that for?[br]Mr Ed?
You stick that in me, I'm gonna[br]stab you in the heart with it.[br]You ever see Pulp Fiction?
Oh, say can you see
We're losin' him,[br]we're losin' him. Clear! Kaboom!
- Freddie, you all right?[br]- Does this look okay to you?
- Does this look okay?[br]- It's not all bad. It's kinda tingly.
Mr Chapel, you're next!
Oh, gee, lady,[br]I just came here to drill.
Oh, so did I.
Your triglycerides[br]are way high...
and your bad cholesterol[br]is shockingly bad.
- Tell ya to lay off[br]those pork rinds, Pooh Bear.[br]- Yeah, pork rind this.
Pork rinds this![br]Yeah!
Take it off, baby!
Well, at least[br]they're in good spirits.
Piece of cake.[br]Look, you wanna compare brain pans?
I won the Westinghouse Prize[br]when I was 12. Big deal.
Published at 19. So what? I got[br]a double doctorate from M.I.T. at 22.
Chemistry and geology.[br]I taught at Princeton for 2 1/2 years.
You know, I think this might be[br]the most uncomfortable room[br]I've ever been in in my life.
Why do I do this? Because the money's[br]good, the scenery changes...
and they let me use[br]explosives, okay?
Okay, you wanna be[br]all psychological with me, that's fiine.
I'll tell you one thing[br]that really drives me nuts...
is people who think that Jethro Tull[br]is just a person in the band.
Who is Jethro Tull?
My favourite dish is haggis--[br]heart, lungs, liver.
You shove that all in a sheep's stomach,[br]then you boil it.[br]That'll put some hair on your ass.
I am not crazy. I'm just[br]a little emotional right now, okay?
You all throwin' all this stuff[br]at me, man. Look-- get-- I mean--
After this is over, could l, like,[br]get a hug from you or somethin'?
Okay, Cyclops lady's[br]startin' to bug me.
- Can you handle it?[br]- I mean, I can handle what I'm,[br]you know, I'm gonna do.
I can handle that, but I don't know[br]if I can handle this room.
Woman with large breasts.
- Woman with medium breasts.[br]- Here's Harry givin' me a hard time.
And, uh, this is Harry tellin' me[br]it's not good enough.
And, uh, this is Harry tellin' me[br]I can't marry his daughter.[br]Thanks a lot. I appreciate it.
Just let it out.
I suffered a major head injury[br]when I was in high school.
This one looks like you...[br]with breasts.
Yeah, I can handle it.[br]Yeah, I can handle it.
A home run! The Cubs win[br]the World Series!
Fail. Fail.[br]Depressively fail.
One toxicology analysis[br]revealed ketamine.
- That is a very powerful sedative.[br]- Sedatives are used[br]all the time, Doctor.
Well, this one's used on horses.
Some of these guys[br]are pretty big.
It would normally take 18 months[br]to psychologically prepare...
prescreen viable subjects[br]for space travel.
- We have seen evidence of a wide[br]variety of territorial aggression.[br]- Can they physically survive the trip?
- That's all I need to know here, okay?[br]- Personally, I don't know how[br]they survived the tests.
Talk about the wrong stuff.
Good morning.[br]I'm Colonel Willie Sharp.
In addition to flying one of[br]the X-71 teams to that rock...
my job is to train you how to deal[br]with the mental and physical[br]rigors of working in space...
so you don't freak out[br]on the asteroid.
United States astronauts[br]train for years.
You have 12 days.
Do we have any intelligent questions[br]before we get started?
- What's an X-71?[br]- You're the fiirst civilians[br]to ever see her.
We call 'em the X-71s.
It's a top secret joint venture[br]with the Air Force.
She and her sister ship at Vandenberg[br]are leaving tomorrow[br]for launch prep in Florida...
but I thought[br]you oughta take a look.
The two shuttles going up are[br]the Freedom and the Independence.
Her titanium alloy impenetrable skin[br]covers the toughest, meanest...
most sophisticated space vehicle[br]man has ever made.
Okay, Air Force Colonel Davis,[br]NASA pilot Tucker...
will command the shuttle[br]Independence.
Air Force Colonel Sharp,[br]NASA pilot Watts, shuttle Freedom.
Munitions specialist Gruber and Halsey[br]will supervise the nuclear ordnance.
Anyway, uh, I just thought, uh--
thought you guys should meet.
Gentlemen, welcome to our weightless[br]environmental training facility.
So we're going swimming on this[br]asteroid? Is that what this is for?
Here at downtown NASA,[br]we call this the "Monster Armadillo."
Gonna be retrofiitted[br]with your drilling arm. She'll turn[br]800 turbo horses in near zero gravity.
Mind if we take a look at her now?[br]All these rubber hoses gotta go, Max.[br]Count 'em up.
Make sure it's[br]short-throw shiftin'.
Quincy![br]Somebody tell me what this is.
Plastic ice cream scoop?[br]What'd that cost? About $400?
This is about the sorriest group[br]of people I've seen in all[br]my entire military career.
Your space flight's gonna be[br]a brutal assault on your senses.
I'm here to give you a taste[br]of that. NASA's got some of[br]the fiinest pilots in the world.
They're gonna be suckin' your eyes[br]into the back of your heads.
Go easy on me, okay?[br]It's my fiirst time.
I just wanna seriously say[br]I have a small fear of flying.
I'm gonna twist ya.
- And I'm gonna flip ya.[br]- What's the matter with you?
Frap your body[br]till your bones hurt.
When you squeal, I'm just[br]gonna go faster and harder.
No, take me down!
- How's the rest of the crew?[br]- Well, uh--
Sorry about the rib chunks[br]all over your dashboard.
Don't forget:[br]We gotta X-ray all these--
- If you had to say, who would you say?[br]- I don't know, Oscar.[br]Who do you think you are?
- Han Solo.[br]- No. If anybody's anybody, I'm Han.
And you're--[br]you're Chewbacca.
Chewie? Have you even[br]seen Star Wars?
All right, men, let's go.[br]Step it up.
Neil Armstrong, 1969,[br]bouncing on the moon.
He's bouncing because there's[br]less gravity up there than on Earth.
This will be similar[br]to the asteroid, so watch it.
Something gets launched off[br]that asteroid with enough force...
it's gonna keep on going[br]right into outer space.
What is the deal?[br]Is it just me, or is Watts really hot?
So we have these new generation suits[br]with directional accelerant thrusters.
- You won't bounce like Neil Armstrong.[br]- Yeah, think so?
- Bear![br]- Yes?
- Do we have a problem?[br]- No.
'Cause I'm trying to describe[br]to you how these D.A.T.s[br]keep your ass on the ground...
so that if I were to kick you[br]in the balls...
and you don't know how to work them,[br]what happens to you?
- I float away.[br]- Yeah.
And, uh, when do we[br]start training for that?
Gentlemen, I'll give you 30 seconds[br]to put your helmets on...
then the oxygen will be sucked[br]out of this vacuum...
and you will know what it's like[br]to be in space.
Depressed in 30 seconds.
Main valves have been activated.
Vacuum P.S.I.s are open.
Okay, gentlemen,[br]so here's the flight plan.
Now, let's keep the laughter to[br]a minimum. I know this is not to scale.
Both shuttles will take off[br]Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Now, 67 minutes later...
you're gonna dock with the Russian space[br]station to meet cosmonaut Andropov...
who will refuel the shuttles[br]with liquid O2.
That's your fuel.[br]Then you'll release...
and take a 60-hour trip[br]toward the moon.
Now, we only have one shot[br]of landing on this rock...
and that's precisely when[br]the asteroid passes by the moon.
You'll then use lunar gravity[br]and burn your thrusters...
slingshotting you[br]around the moon...
coming up behind the asteroid.
- You'll be upward of 11 Gs.[br]- Yeah, I remember this one.
It's where the, uh, the coyote[br]sat his ass down in a slingshot...
then he strapped himself[br]to an Acme rocket.
- Is-Is that what we're doin' here?[br]- Rockhound.
- No, no, really, because it didn't[br]work out too well for the coyote, Harry.[br]- Hey, Rock.
- Remember that one?[br]- Well, actually, we have a lot better[br]rockets than the coyote.
Now, when you've fiinished[br]your Road Runner thrust move...
you'll be moving[br]at 22,500 miles per hour.
Coming around behind the asteroid,[br]where we're hoping...
that the tail debris'll be[br]cleared by the moon's gravity.
And you'll land right here.[br]That's it.
We got separate landing sites[br]for each team. Softest parts[br]of the rock as we can fiigure.
At NASA, we don't take chances.[br]We double up on everything.
First team[br]that hits 800 feet wins.
Now this rock is big, it's dense, it's[br]got some gravity. You can walk around.
But use your thrusters[br]so you can work easier.
Okay, Mr Truman, let's say that[br]we actually do land on this.
What's it gonna be like[br]up there?
Two hundred degrees in the sunlight.[br]Minus 200 in the shade.
Canyons of razor-sharp rock.[br]Unpredictable gravitational conditions.
Unexpected eruptions.[br]Things like that.
Okay, so the scariest[br]environment imaginable. Thanks.
That's all you gotta say:[br]scariest environment imaginable.
Okay, so you drill,[br]you drop the nuke, and you leave.
Now, here's the key: You're gonna[br]remote detonate the bomb...
before the asteroid[br]passes this plane-- Zero Barrier.
You do that, and the remaining[br]pieces of rock...
should be deflected enough[br]to pass right by us.
Now, if the bomb explodes[br]after Zero Barrier--
Paul, this is Houston.[br]Fire your rockets.
- Okay, your rockets are maximum.[br]Beautiful boost.[br]- Oscar!
Hey, Harry. Hey, how's it goin'?
- Have you seen Grace?[br]-Yeah, she's over in the hangar[br]with A.J.
Harry, wait a second. Did you say Grace?[br]Okay, I thought you said Bear.
Will you marry me?
Grace is old enough[br]to vote, Harry.
She's old enough to have a drink or[br]get married if she wants, get a divorce.
Let me tell you something, fellas. When[br]I get back, when we get this job done...
I will deal with this[br]in my own way.
Come on, Harry. It's not like[br]I'm rootin' for A.J. here.
- I'm just sayin',[br]Grace is not a little girl any more.[br]- Hey, Rock, you know, wait a minute.
Let me get a pencil and[br]a piece of paper. I wanna jot down[br]all your pearls of wisdom here.
Get serious, Harry. Come on. While we're[br]off trottin' the globe, hunting mud...
Gracie grew up to become[br]a full-blown hottie, you know?
- Harry, she is fully hot. She is--[br]- She's a babe.
Max, Max, okay. You're talkin'[br]about my little girl, all right?
I think I know[br]who and what she is, okay?
Okay, but Harry, all we're sayin' is,[br]we're talkin' about a kid who's[br]comin' into her own right now.
And she's gettin' curious about her body[br]and she's exploring her sexuality.[br]And you know what?
- Oscar.[br]- That's a natural thing.
You are about fiive minutes older than[br]Grace is. Why should I listen to you?
And I know what it feels like to have[br]your hormones pullin' you in just, you[br]know, a thousand different directions.
- You don't know which end is up.[br]- Yo, Harry, no disrespect, man,[br]but we all helped to raise her.
- So, in part, we all feel[br]like a bunch of daddies here.[br]- That's true.
I'll be damned if I worked all[br]these years so my little girl[br]can marry a roughneck.
She's better than that.
Better than all of us.
Harry, just sit back, relax.[br]I'm gonna put on a little[br]free Armadillo driving clinic for ya.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, hey![br]Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
Two shuttle teams. A.J.'ll be[br]running the drill team with Oscar,[br]Bear and Noonan on the Independence.
I'll run the drill team on Freedom[br]with Chick, Rockhound and Max.
Once we land, we'll have[br]eight hours to get the job done.
In order to split this rock[br]on the fault line,[br]we're gonna have to drill to 800 feet.
Let's get our game faces on.[br]Now it's time for underwater simulation.
Come on, Independence. Keep it up.[br]Let's go. We're the younger team here.
We're the varsity team.[br]Take it to 11,000.
Okay, gentlemen, we're gonna[br]trick 'em up. My computer[br]will simulate a gas pocket...
at 625 feet and then[br]hard iron ferrite at 635.
I'm gonna draw up some more O2 in.[br]We're takin' her up.
- I'm givin' it more torque right now.[br]- All right, lookin' good, Bear.
Clamp it down. Watch your time,[br]Independence team.
Thanks, Harry. Would you mind[br]lettin' me run my own team?
You're gonna blow the tranny, A.J.[br]Slow it down, baby.
Take it easy, Bear.[br]Just relax. She can handle it.
A.J., you're at 600 feet.[br]Your pipe is long.[br]Let's back the R.P.M.s down to 8,000.
- We don't have time for 8,000![br]- A.J., take it back down.
You're gonna snap the pipe.[br]I don't wanna blow this transmission.
- Damn it, 11,000.[br]- Slow it down, A.J.
Bear, come on.[br]Get on our team for a little bit.
- Whoa, space cowboy.[br]- Harry, are you listenin' to this?[br]- Yeah, I'm listenin', Bear.
Harry? You don't work for Harry[br]any more, okay?
Out there you gotta listen to me.[br]When we're on that rock,[br]you gotta do what I say.
Now send more to the turbine.[br]I'm throttling up to 11,000.
A.J., back it off.[br]You're gonna blow the transmission.
Hey, Harry, would you let me[br]run my team, please?
-R.P.M.s are at red line.[br]-Bear, goddam it, I know what I'm doing.
Come on. She can handle this.[br]She'll be fiine. Trust me.
- A.J., back the R--[br]- Transmission overload.[br]- Number one transmission is down.
Oh, son of a-- The computer's wrong,[br]and you know that.
- We did the right thing.[br]- We're gonna restart the simulation.
If you wanna replace a member[br]of the crew, now is the time.
I'll take care of this.[br]Get him out of the tank, Chick.
- You wanna go home?[br]Is that it? You wanna be fiired?[br]- No, I don't.
- My crew was doing the right thing.[br]- Your crew?
- Yeah.[br]- Your crew just blew[br]the transmission, A.J.!
Listen, that NASA computer is just[br]playin' it safe. The machine you built,[br]the rig, could do it.
Shut up.Just shut up![br]Shut your mouth!
Those men in that room[br]have zero tolerance[br]for showin' off, hot doggin'...
goin' by your gut instinct or[br]you tryin' to be a hero, you got that?
- Say the words, A.J.![br]- I got it!
- I want my men to have[br]tomorrow night off.[br]- What do you mean "off"?
I mean, off. Out of here. For at least[br]ten hours. Then we'll go to Kennedy.
Well, there's no possible way we can[br]do that, Harry. There's a potentially[br]huge security risk. What if they talk?
- What if they get hurt?[br]- What if they're too burned out[br]to do the right thing?
What if they get up there,[br]and they forget what[br]they're fiighting for?
You see what's goin' on up there.[br]These boys are ready to snap.
They didn't ask to be here.[br]They got pulled off the street.
For all we know, tomorrow night could be[br]the last night they ever see Earth.
I don't think it's too much to ask to[br]let 'em spend it with their families.
- Well, listen, there's[br]no possible way we can do that.[br]- You got family, Colonel?
- Two girls.[br]- Wouldn't you like to spend tomorrow[br]night with your little girls?
I'm not askin' ya.[br]I'm tellin' ya.
Make this happen.
This is a pretty big loan.[br]Why don't you count the cash?
Nah, this looks like[br]100 grand to me.
I'm givin' you this at 60 percent.[br]I hope you know what you're doin'...
because I'll bust your head[br]with a sledgehammer.
- You'll get your money back.[br]- You don't look too healthy.
You're not gonna die on me,[br]are ya?
Let's just say,[br]no more than you are. Thanks, Vic.
Don't Wanna close my eyes
I don't Wanna fall asleep
'C.ause I'd miss you, baby
- And I don't Wanna miss a thing[br]- You know what I was thinkin'?[br]- What?
l-I really don't think that the[br]animal cracker qualifiies as a cracker.
- Why?[br]- Well, 'cause it's sweet,[br]which to me suggests cookie.
And, you know, putting cheese[br]on something is sort of[br]the defiining characteristic...
of what makes a cracker[br]a cracker.
I don't know why[br]I thought of that. I just--
Baby, you have[br]such sweet pillow talk.
I got a little animal cracker, Discovery[br]Channel thing happenin' right here.
Watch the gazelle[br]as he grazes through the open plains.
Now look[br]as the cheetah approaches.
Watch[br]as he stalks his prey.
Now, the gazelle's[br]a little spooked...
and he could head north[br]to the ample sustenance...
provided by[br]the mountainous peaks above.
He could go south.
The gazelle now faces man's[br]most perilous question:
Way down under.
Tune in next week.
do you think it's possible[br]that anyone else in the world...
is doing this very same thing[br]at this very same moment?
I hope so.
Otherwise, what the hell[br]are we tryin' to save?
Don't Wanna close my eyes
I don't Wanna ffall asleep[br]'cause I'd miss you, baby
And I don't Wanna miss a thing
- What are you doing here?[br]- I was just passin' by on the, uh--
- Who's he?[br]- That man's a salesman.
Would you go inside?
He got big.
You can't come around like this.
The court says you can't.[br]It confuses him.
No, I know. I just--
I wanted to say[br]that I'm sorry...
about everything, and...
I got somethin' comin' up.
It's something kinda big.[br]You just might be proud of me.
Would you do somethin' for me?[br]Would you just give him this?
You don't have to-- You don't have to[br]tell him who it's from.Just--
Everybody talkin'about[br]What it is, What it ain't
Kiss on the devil[br]and you piss offff a saint
But it can't be love[br]iff you don't have to craWI
You say you don't need nothin'[br]but you got to have it all
- Come back here![br]- Hey, Noonan, you need ten grand?
- Yeah.[br]- We gotta put[br]these girls through college.
- I love this astronaut stuff.[br]- All right![br]- Good work if you can get it.
Yeah, I'm just in town doin'[br]a little astronaut training.
Ah, si.[br]I'm a mission specialist.
- Yes, and what's that mean?[br]- I don't know.
Hey! Who the hell[br]do you think you guys are?
- You're hoggin' all the action.[br]- Hey, pinhead. Why don't you[br]go fiind your own party?
- Why don't you spread the wealth, pal?[br]- Here. Why don't you go[br]buy yourself a neck?
Hey, Mr Clean!
- Man! Call NASA![br]- Get over there.
- They'll confiirm it! We're astronauts![br]- Yeah, yeah.
- Yeah, we're astronauts.[br]- Yeah, we're all astronauts.
You are so messing with national[br]security right now, man.
- Turn around.[br]- You are fiired tomorrow morning.
I'm telling ya.[br]I'll get the CIA and the FBI.
- You'll be working security at Toys[br]'R' Us. Oh, oh, baby. No, no. No, no![br]- Bye-bye, little astronaut.
- Oh, it's time to go now.[br]- Oh, don't leave, baby. No, no.
- You see, I'm goin' into space,[br]and I'm not comin' back.[br]- No, no, no.
-It's coming in at 30,000 miles an hour![br]-Give me a projected impact.
- East Asia, 11 minutes.[br]- We're gonna have to warn--
Warn who?[br]The entire South Pacifiic?
So the whole world knows.
Tell me you've never let[br]anybody down before.
I never quit yet.[br]How's that?
I guess that'll have to do.
You know somethin'?
I still remember the first,[br]middle and last name...
of every guy that qualified[br]for the astronaut programme[br]the first year I was here.
Thanks. I went[br]into the engineering programme.
Kinda had to.[br]But, boy, I wanted to go up there.
I wanted to be one of those guys[br]with a mission patch on my arm.
I tell you, I'd be on that shuttle[br]with you, Harry, if I could.
You don't want to be up in that shuttle[br]any more than I do.
Well, good luck in Florida tomorrow.
The death of 50,000 people in Shanghai[br]yesterday has rattled the na--
A French satellite has tracked[br]an object in space--
Sources are estimating[br]that the tidal wave was fiive--
This is CNN, live in Florida.
We have just learned that NASA[br]is on a full-scale military alert.
They're calling this[br]a global killer.
The government has been[br]very tight-lipped throughout this--
The Pentagon is getting involved[br]at this point with some kind...
of a project involving NASA[br]and perhaps a shuttle mission--
Senior Pentagon offiicials[br]refused comment...
adding fuel to the speculation that[br]there could be a very serious problem.
We have a special team of astronauts[br]that arrived in Florida this evening.
NASA's in emergency launch[br]preparation...
in cooperation with Russian, Japanese[br]and French space agencies...
on the most massive[br]joint space venture in history.
Got your note.
- What are you doing out here, honey?[br]- Um, just thinkin'.
- Yeah.[br]- l, um, want to apologize to you for--
Oh, no, Grace. Stop.[br]You don't have to apologize at all. l--
I shouldn't have dragged you around[br]on all those oil rigs. I just--
I don't think that I did[br]the right thing with you.
- You're wrong.[br]- You see--
I love my life.
I love everything[br]about my life...
and I don't blame you[br]for my mother leaving.
She left us both.
And-And I love you.
And don't talk[br]like you're not comin' back.
Promise me that you'll come back.
- Okay.[br]- Say, "I promise."
I promise, Grace.
It's gonna be all right, Grace.
If it's not too much trouble, can you[br]please bring my fiiancÚ home with you?
The president will be[br]addressing the nation...
and all of you personally[br]within the hour.
I'll see you[br]in a couple days, honey.
All my bags are packed
I'm ready to go
I'm standing here[br]outside your door
I hate to Wake you up
To say goodbye
So kiss me and smile ffor me
Let me knoW you'll Wait ffor me
Hold me like[br]you'll never let me go
'C.ause I'm leavin'
On a jet plane
Don't knoW[br]When I'll be back again
Leavin'on a jet plane
I don't knoW[br]When I'll be back again
- Leavin'on a jet plane[br]- Leavin'on a jet plane
I don't knoW[br]When I'll be back again
- Leavin'on a jet plane[br]- So, Truman, this is who you found[br]to save the planet.
- Don't knoW When I'll be back again[br]- Frost, you good to go?
-Mm-hmm. One-One sec.[br]-Leavin'on a jet plane[br]-That boy don't take anything seriously.
- Yeah. Reminds me of[br]a guy I used to know.[br]- Don't knoW When I'll be back again
Leavin'on a jet plane
- I don't knoW When I'll be back again[br]- I'm marrying you.
- Bet your ass you are.[br]- Leavin'on a jet plane
I don't knoW[br]When I'll be back again
I address you tonight...
not as the president[br]of the United States...
not as the leader of a country...
but as a citizen of humanity.
We are faced with the very gravest[br]of challenges.
The Bible calls this day Armageddon,[br]the end of all things.
And yet,[br]for the fiirst time...
in the history of the planet,[br]a species has the technology...
to prevent its own extinction.
All of you praying with us[br]need to know...
that everything that can be done[br]to prevent this disaster...
is being called into service.
The human thirst for excellence...
every step[br]up the ladder of science...
every adventurous[br]reach into space...
all of our combined[br]modern technologies and imaginations...
even the wars that we've fought,[br]have provided us the tools...
to wage this terrible battle.
Through all the chaos[br]that is our history...
through all of the wrongs[br]and the discord...
through all of the pain[br]and suffering...
through all of our times[br]there is one thing...
- that has nourished our souls...[br]- Mom, that salesman's on TV.
and elevated our species[br]above its origins...
and that is our courage.
The dreams of an entire planet[br]are focused tonight...
on those 14 brave souls...
travelling into the heavens.
That man's not a salesman.[br]That's your daddy.
And may we all, citizens the world over,[br]see these events through.
Godspeed and good luck to you.
Freedom crew.[br]Independence crew.
- How you feelin'?[br]- Uh, good, you know.
I mean, considering I've never been this[br]scared in my entire life. l-- You know--
Listen, once you get up there,[br]you're gonna be on your own.
If anything should happen,[br]I just wanted--
I know, Harry. I'll, uh,[br]try not to disappoint you.
Take care of yourself, kid.
Freedom's on the bridge.
Attention in the ffiring room.[br]The oxidizer loading is complete.
- Independence on the bridge.[br]- Attention all personnel.
We are T minus tWo hours[br]to the programme goal.
- Hey, Harry.[br]- Yeah, Rock?
You know, we're sittin' on four million[br]pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon...
and a thing that has[br]270,000 moving parts...
built by the lowest bidder.
- Makes you feel good, doesn't it?[br]- Yeah.
- How ya doin', Oscar?[br]- Great.
- Yeah?[br]- I got that excited, scared feelin'--
like 98% excited, 2% scared.
Maybe it's more. It could be 2-- It[br]could be 98% percent scared, 2% excited.
But that's what makes it[br]so intense, is it's so confused.[br]I can't really fiigure it out.
Will you make mine really tight,[br]'cause I don't want to fall out.
- Yes, sir.[br]- I mean, almost to the point[br]of cutting off circulation.
- Ow.[br]- It must be a comfort to know...
that if the space programme[br]goes under you can always get a job[br]at Helga's House of Pain, huh?
- All right. Flight directors on[br]with the go/no-go for launch.[br]- Retro.
- Go flight.[br]- Booster.[br]- Go flight.
- Ecos.[br]- Go flight.[br]- Trajectory.[br]- Go flight.
- FIDO.[br]- Go flight.[br]- EVA.[br]- Go flight.
- CAPCOM Freedom.[br]- Go flight.[br]- CAPCOM Independence.[br]- Go flight.
All right, ladies and gentlemen,[br]it's pucker time.
Independence and Freedom,[br]this is Kennedy ffiring room.[br]We're T minus one minute.
All crew members,[br]close and lock your visors.
Independence, this is launch control.[br]Be advised, We're in a smooth count.
T minus 31 . You're go[br]for auto-sequence start.
B.L. T.s, perform[br]your A.D.U. pre-start.
Okay, gentlemen, you're our Warriors[br]up there. God be With you.
- You're already heroes.[br]Just sit back and enjoy the ride.[br]- F. T.D., We're clear to launch.
We're T minus 20 seconds.
Ten, nine, eight, seven...
ffour, three, tWo, one.
We have main engine start.
- We have booster ignition.[br]- We're going.
Freedom, this is flight deck.
Roger, Freedom.[br]You're looking good.
- We have go for Independence.[br]- Three, tWo, one.
-Independence, We have booster ignition.[br]-We have liftoffff.
We are cooking, Houston.
Houston, the tower is clear.[br]They're all yours.
- Heads up, everybody. They're ours now.[br]- All engines are go.
Keep a sharp eye out on both of'em.
Start roll manoeuvre.
- Two good roll programs.[br]- One down.[br]- Independence, we have a max cue.
Roger, Control.[br]We are a max cue.
- We are single-engine, press, demi-go.[br]- C.opy, press, demi-go.
Houston, this is a kick-ass ride!
Freedom, this is Houston.[br]Main engine cut out on schedule. Out.
Freedom, stats are good.
- Independence,[br]telemetry is up and running--[br]- Oh, my God!
This is space! 'Course, we're just[br]in the beginning part of space.
We-We haven't even gotten[br]to outer space yet.
Roger, Houston.[br]We have a visual on the Russian[br]space station. Initiating retro burn.
Gentlemen, remember the Russian space[br]station has been up there for 11 years.
Most off us[br]don't have cars that old.
NoW, the cosmonaut on board has been[br]on that tin can ffor 18 months, alone.
So don't be surprised[br]iff he's a little offff.
- Independence, We're gonna put you--[br]- All right, crew.[br]Let's exit these flight suits.
Hello. This is Russian[br]space station. Can you hear me?
We copy, Russian space station.[br]This is Houston.
I'm ready to fiire[br]my thrusters any time.
- Stand by.[br]- Okay. I'm not going anywhere.
We have a go.[br]Initiate gravitational spin.
You are maxed at 40%spin.
I can feel I'm having gravity.
All right, gentlemen.[br]We're gonna dock in a minute.
Now, the Russian space station has[br]fiired her rockets to simulate gravity[br]and let us work faster.
But it's gonna make you queasy,[br]so prepare yourself.
Well, it's about time.[br]I haven't thrown up in about an hour.
Initiating ffirst phase[br]off docking procedure.
- Switching to manual.[br]- Manual override.
One ffoot per second.[br]Let's take this sloW and[br]do it right, ffolks. T Wenty ffeet.
Ten feet. Looking good on radar.
Locks are engaged.[br]Fuel teams, let's go.
Freedom, telemetry is looking good.
- We have soft dock.[br]- Fuel teams, prepare to unload.
All right, gentlemen, watch your heads.[br]Let's go, Independence.
Where is he? Anybody home?
I am not gas station.[br]This is sophisticated laboratory.
I'm in charge.[br]So do not be touching anything.
I need one-- I need you.
- Go with him.[br]- I need you. Hurry up.[br]Hurry up. Come on. Come on.
It's very important you watch the[br]fuel gauge, okay? Put on cold suit.
- C.ountdoWn clock Will hold at--[br]- C.opy that, Houston.[br]Prepping ffor ffuel transffer.
C.ountdoWn clock Will hold[br]at T minus 20 minutes and--
- Fuel pod is down there.[br]- It's down here, huh? Great.
Let's go. Move it on.[br]Here we go. We go. We go.
Bring it down. Bring it down.
Okay, let's connect[br]these fuel lines.
Freedom on the left,[br]Independence on the right.
All right. We're goin' left here.
To the right is fuel gauge.[br]You watch the fuel gauge. 150, okay.
160, okay. 200, bad disaster[br]for space station.
So if you watch 200,[br]you can call for Lev, on,[br]and you see here number one, on.
You ask for Lev. And you pull[br]this down, all the way down.
- What's Lev?[br]- I am Lev Andropov,[br]colonel of Russian space agency.
In Russia I'm a very big man.
- We're ready to transfer.[br]- I'm coming. No problem.
You. You. You there!
- Hard locked.[br]- Ready for transfusion!
Fuel is pumping.
Hey, Lev, the, uh, the-the pressure's[br]climbing. Is there a problem here?
Houston, we're on[br]fuel transference.
Don't touch my uncle. You know?[br]He's a genius of my family.
Lev! Can anybody hear me?[br]Guys? Hello, guys.
He used to work[br]for a big bomb factory.
He used to make the tip of the bomb,[br]the thing that fiinds, uh...
New York or Washington, you know?
- Ooh.[br]- Check your hoses.[br]We got some thermal variation.
Stamper, let's look at the couplings[br]back on the shuttle.
Okay. Shut down. Uh--
- Guys![br]- Hold on a second.[br]- What's that noise?
Oh, no! God!
- What is it?[br]- Leak! Leak! Leak!
Get your men[br]back to the shuttle! Go!
Go on! Hurry up![br]Get out of there!
Now there's really sparks!
- Pull lever![br]- This is the lever!
- Colonel, we must get him out of there![br]- A.J., come on out!
Emergency! Break away!
We got a fiire[br]in the fuel pod!
- Come on![br]- Come on! Get in here![br]A.J.'s stuck in the fuel pod!
- We're losing it![br]- Come on out of there!
Control, this is Independence.[br]I am seeing vibration--
- Malloy, talk to me![br]- Not good. We got sparks[br]and fiire in the fuel pod.
- Independence, blow those locks[br]and get outta there now![br]- Dump the hoses now! We're going!
- What happened?[br]Let me shut off the O2 feed![br]- Harry, it's burnin' up!
Damn! Max, Rock, get in here! Get down[br]there and crack these pipes over here!
- Harry, no! It's burnin' up![br]- We're goin' back for the other team!
Switch on the personnel locators.
Trackin' A.J. He's climbin'.
- No![br]- Go! Go!
It's too late! Get back to the shuttle![br]This thing's gonna blow!
Colonel, we gotta move now![br]Come on! You're gonna die!
- Wait a minute! Wait a minute![br]We got a man in there![br]- Open that door and we'll all die!
- Fuel leak![br]- Get out of there!
Evac now! Let's go! Let's go!
Come on back![br]No, wait! The door is broken!
- No![br]- They got the fiire[br]sealed in the fuel pod.
- They locked it down.[br]- Tracking 'em back to the shuttle.
They've still got two men[br]trapped in there!
Keep running! The shuttle's another[br]75 feet! Where's the rest of the team?
- Let's get out of here! The pod--[br]- Wait, wait, wait! Where's A.J.?[br]- A.J.'s gone!
- We're not leavin' without A.J.![br]- He's gone! It's too late!
Come on![br]This way is our only chance!
So it's minus 100!
Very cold. Hold breath,[br]or lung freezes!
Get back to the shuttle![br]And lock that door!
- Come on![br]- Hurry, A.J.![br]- Leave him alone! Leave him alone!
- I tried! I tried. But A.J.--[br]- It's on fiire! It's on fiire, Harry!
- It's them or all of us![br]- It's on fiire!
- Full thrust.[br]- We're gonna get hit.
Lev! Lev, the door's gonna blow!
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