Rating: **** Threat: Meteor collision
American International. Written by Stanley Mann & Edmund North; Photographed by Paul Lohmann; Special effects by Margo Anderson, Glen Robinson & William Cruse; Edited by Carl Kress; Music by Laurence Rosenthal; Produced by Arnold Orgolini & Theodore Parvin; Directed by Ronald Neame. 107 minutes.
Sean Connery (Dr. Paul Bradley, astrophysicist); Brian Keith (Dr. Alexei Dubov, top Soviet scientist); Natalie Wood (Tatiana Nikolaevna Donskaya, Dubov's assistant); Karl Maiden (Harry Sherwood, head of NASA); Carole Hemingway (Gladys, his secretary); Martin Landau (Gen. Adlon, head of Project Hercules); Trevor Howard (Sir Michael Hughes, British astronomer); Henry Fonda (U.S. president); Richard Dysart (secretary of state); Joseph Campanella (Gen. John Easton, military liaison officer to NASA); Bo Brundin (Rolf Manheim, chief technician of Hercules); Katherine De Hetre (Jan Watkins, trajectory analysis officer); James G. Richardson (Alan Marshall, Jan's assistant and boyfriend); Roger Robinson (Bill Hunter, tracking technician); Michael Zaslow (Sam Mason, NASA commander); John McKinney (Peter Watson, NASA flight director); John Finlater (Tom Easton, astronaut on ChallengerII and son of Gen. Easton); Paul Tulley (Bill Frager, astronaut on Challenger II); Alien Williams (Michael McKendrick, astronaut on Challenger II); Gregory Gaye (Soviet Premier); Bibi Besch (Helen Bradley, Paul's estranged wife); Clyde Kusatsu (Yamashiro, astro-tracker in Hong Kong); Burke Byrnes, (coast guard officer who tracks down Bradley); Henry Olek (Adlon's translator); Peter Bourne (Security Council president); Stanley Mann (Canadian representative); Ronald Neame (British representative); Philip Sterling (Soviet Representative); Arthur Adams (Ghana representative); Fred Carney (American representative); Sybil Danning (skier at Swiss resort); Meschino Paterlini (her skiing companion); Osman Ragheb (Zurich television reporter); Jon Yune (Siberian man); Eileen Saki (Siberian woman); Yu Wing (Hong Kong fisherman); Yan Tsui Ling (his wife); Joe Medalis (bartender); Selma Archerd (woman in subway); Domingo Ambriz (boy with radio in subway); Clete Roberts (American television announcer); Stu Nathan (British television announcer); James Bacon, Yani Begakis (reporters); Chris Baur, Paul Camen, Dorothy Catching, Bill Couch, William Darr, Joan Foley, Paul Laurence, Johnny Moio, Reed Morgan, Conrad Palmisano, Tony Rocco, Jesse Wayne (communication center technicians); Peter Donat (narrator).