Blockbuster Tuesday: Armageddon
Tuesday 22nd September at 8.30pm
Cast: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Peter Stormare, Keith David and Steve Buscemi
Director: Michael Bay
At 4:49 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, the Shuttle Atlantis disappears in space. Hours later, without warning, a meteor shower pummels the Eastern seaboard from Finland to South Carolina.
The damage is only a precursor: an asteroid the size of Texas is headed our way at 22,000 mph. Its impact would mean the end of mankind.
With only 18 days to spare, NASA discovers the "Global Killer" bearing down on Earth. NASA's Director, Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thorton) is left with only one option-send a crew up to destroy the asteroid. Truman enlists the help of Harry S Stamper (Bruce Willis), the world's foremost deep core oil driller.
Harry, along with his roughneck team of drillers, only have 12 days to train and become "astronauts." Provided with NASA's state-of-the-art equipment and the finest military pilots, Stamper and his Dirty Dozen crew must land on the asteroid, drill into its surface and drop a nuclear device into its core.
On this heroic journey, they face the most physically and emotionally trying conditions ever encountered ... to save the world and prevent Armageddon.