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Night of the Comet -- A huge comet passes near the earth, vaporizing nearly the whole planet.  Only a few teenagers, who were inside a steel movie projection booth, survive--all those outside were turned to dust. In HD.
Night of the Comet -- Featurette: Shooting Christmas Morning

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Director:
Writer:
Thom Eberhardt (written by)
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Release Date:
16 November 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It was the last thing on earth they ever expected. See more »
Plot:
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Totally awesome, for sure! See more (158 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Beltran ... Hector

Catherine Mary Stewart ... Regina

Kelli Maroney ... Samantha

Sharon Farrell ... Doris

Mary Woronov ... Audrey

Geoffrey Lewis ... Carter

Peter Fox ... Wilson
John Achorn ... Oscar

Michael Bowen ... Larry
Devon Ericson ... Minder

Lissa Layng ... Davenport
Ivan E. Roth ... Willy
Janice Kawaye ... Sarah
Chance Boyer ... Brian
Andrew Boyer ... Rogers
Stanley Brock ... Mel
Marc Poppel ... Danny Mason Keener / DMK
Raymond Lynch ... Chuck
Bob Perlow ... TV Reporter

John Stuart West ... Monster Cop

Alex Brown ... Monster in Alley
Dick Rude ... Stock Boy
Chris Pedersen ... Stock Boy
Karl Johnson ... Guard #1
Joel Levine ... Guard #2
Wilson Camp ... Party Guest

Anna Mathias ... Party Guest
Tim Hannon ... Party Guest

Bobby Porter ... Monster Kid
Steve LaBeau ... DJ (voice)
Michael Hanks ... Narrator (voice)
Chris Chesser ... Radio Spot Announcer (voice)
Dale E. House ... Helicopter Pilot (as Dale House)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Kelly ... Girl at the Theater (uncredited)

Directed by
Thom Eberhardt 
 
Writing credits
Thom Eberhardt (written by)

Produced by
Thomas Coleman .... executive producer
Wayne Crawford .... producer
Nancy Israel .... associate producer
Andrew Lane .... producer
Michael Rosenblatt .... executive producer
Sandra Scheik .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Campbell  (as David Richard Campbell)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Albert (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fred Stafford 
 
Casting by
Annette Benson 
 
Production Design by
John Muto 
 
Set Decoration by
David Wasco 
 
Makeup Department
David B. Miller .... makeup effects designer
William Snyder .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Fay .... unit manager
Nancy Israel .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H. Gordon Boos .... first assistant director
H. Gordon Boos .... second unit director
Gary A. Lowe .... second assistant director
John Muto .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Anne H. Ahrens .... assistant art director (as Anne Huntley)
Paul Ahrens .... property master
Don DeSimone .... lead carpenter
Vivianne Bertrand Gelbart .... art assistant
Bernardo F. Munoz .... construction supervisor (as Bernardo Munoz)
Bernardo F. Munoz .... scenic artist (as Bernardo Munoz)
Bernardo F. Munoz .... special props (as Bernardo Munoz)
John Myhre .... assistant property master
Sherry O'Connor .... art assistant (as Sherry Dreizen)
Dave Peltz .... art assistant
Stewart Russell .... construction coordinator
Thierry Verrier .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
John L. Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug Davey .... sound re-recording mixer
Björn Emilsson .... boom operator (as Bjorn Emilsson)
Alfred T. Ferrante .... sound recordist
Lois Freeman .... sound editor
Bill Gentry .... sound editor
Carl Graham .... sound editor
Chris Haire .... sound re-recording mixer (as Christopher L. Haire)
Steve Nelson .... sound mixer
Fred Stafford .... sound editor
Ray Quintana .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Rick Bugental .... motion control camera operator
John O'Connell .... motion control camera operator
Steven Wilzbach .... motion control camera operator (as Steve Wilzbach)
John Eggett .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John Muto .... visual effects designer
Ted Rae .... visual effects
Mark Sawicki .... opticals: CMI
 
Stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Birke .... grip
Bruce Clarke .... grip
Donne Daniels .... key grip
John Esaki .... second assistant camera
Chris Fenney .... best boy
Philip Holahan .... first assistant camera
Steve Jezewski .... best boy grip
Shaun Madigan .... gaffer (as Shaun McClelland)
Austin McKinney .... plate photographer
Tom Richmond .... camera operator: second unit
Diane Roderick .... still photographer
Mike Townsend .... grip
Elizabeth Webber .... electrician (as Beth Webber)
 
Casting Department
Janet Cunningham .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Linn .... key costumer
Deborah Loft .... wardrobe mistress
Regina Wrubel .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Bill Gentry .... assistant editor
Carl Graham .... associate editor
Joseph .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tim Jaquette .... music mixer
Tim Jaquette .... songs mixer
Ross Pallone .... music mixer
Ross Pallone .... songs mixer
Tom Perry .... music mixer
Tom Perry .... songs mixer
Tom Perry .... music supervisor
Bob Summers .... music mixer
Bob Summers .... songs mixer
 
Other crew
Nancy Battaglia .... promotions
Rick Bugental .... slit scan: Lumeni
Thomas Coleman .... presenter
Dulanie M. Ellis .... script supervisor (as Dulanie Ellis)
Gary Etting .... specialist: contact lens (as Dr. Gary Etting)
Diana Galvin .... production coordinator
Ronald Guiley .... specialist: contact lens (as Dr. Ronald Guiley)
Susan Israel .... production coordinator: New York
Richard Jenkins .... neon
Philip Lieberman .... video game consultant
Carla Madison .... craft service
Gary Mascaro .... choreographer
Peter Merwin .... production assistant
John O'Connell .... slit scan: Lumeni
Arthur Payne .... production assistant
Steven Pomeroy .... assistant to production manager
Peter Rosenberg .... specialist: contact lens (as Dr. Peter Rosenberg)
Michael Rosenblatt .... presenter
Peter Rutenberg .... production accountant
Mark Sawicki .... title opticals: CMI
Steven Wilzbach .... slit scan: Lumeni (as Steve Wilzbach)
Harry Hauss .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Chuck Comisky .... special thanks
Carol Geissinger .... special thanks
Dave Hogan .... special thanks
Ken Jones .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #27376) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When cheerleader Kelli Maroney (Samantha Belmont) is playing at the radio station as a disk jockey, she says that she is taking requests from "all you teenage mutant comet zombies". This was the working title of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the initial scene in the projection booth begins, we see a steel shipping reel running at the top of the projector. In all other shots after that one (presumably within the same 20-minute running time of a 2000' 35mm film reel) the reel changes from the steel shipping reel to a cast aluminum house reel.See more »
Quotes:
Samantha:[calling across the street to the others after Regina pushes the crosswalk button] What are you waiting for?
Hector Gomez:We're waiting for the light to change.
Regina Belmont:We DO NOT cross against the light!
Samantha:[looks at the red crosswalk light] Are you nuts, auntie Regina?
Regina Belmont:[sighs] You may as well face the facts Samantha. The whole burden of civilization has fallen upon us.
Samantha:What's that supposed to mean?
Regina Belmont:It MEANS we do not cross against the light!
Samantha:[walks out into the street] That's totally stupid, there's nobody here! See, we're talking ghost town!
[...]
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Movie Connections:
References On the Waterfront (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
Learn to Love AgainSee more »

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50 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Totally awesome, for sure!, 19 August 2004
Author: morgan1976 from Santa Ana, California

Yes, it's a B-movie. Yes, it's a zombie-ish movie. Yes, it's about the end of the world. But it's the mid-eighties, so everything is totally awesome, for sure!

This is one of my favorite horror flicks. There's something about two teenage valley girls from L.A. being the only survivors (well, there are a few others) of an unexpected mass-extinction flyby of a comet, that makes you love this film. It's fun, has a few jumps, and tons of one-liners. It's one of those films that if you watch it more than once, you'll be quoting lines from it. It's all just good fun.

Sadly, I think I've seen this film more than any other film in my life. This used to be my guilty pleasure: I watched this almost every other day for a year when I was a kid and I used to know every line. I just recently watched it after a decade-long absence and I still love it every bit as much.

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