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Class of Nuke 'Em High -- The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.


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12 December 1986 (USA) See more »
It rotted their bodies. It corrupted their minds. And thats's the good news. See more »
The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Janelle Brady ... Chrissy

Gil Brenton ... Warren (as Gilbert Brenton)
Robert Prichard ... Spike
Pat Ryan ... Mr. Finley (as R.L. Ryan)
James Nugent Vernon ... Eddie
Brad Dunker ... Gonzo
Gary Schneider ... Pete
Théo Cohan ... Muffey
Gary Rosenblatt ... Greg
Mary Taylor ... Judy
Rick Howard ... Spud
Lauren Heather McMahon ... Taru (as Heather McMahan)
Chris McNamee ... Joe

Anthony Ventola ... George
Arthur Lorenz ... Dewy
Donald O'Toole ... Mr. Westly
Seth Oliver Hawkins ... Lumpy
Lerae Dean ... Cathy
Reuben Guss ... Mr. Hyde
Jennifer Babtist ... Miss Stein (as Diana DeVries)
Lauraine Austin ... Mr. Austin
Dianna Flaherty ... Denise (as Dianna-Jean Flaherty)
Sloane Herz ... Tromaville Kiddies
Lily Hayes Kaufman ... Tromaville Kiddies (as Lilly Hayes Kaufman)
Don Costello ... Nuclear Worker
Frank Cole ... Mr. Flint
Sam Scardino ... Mr. Hansch
Barbara Ann Missbach ... Barbi
Andy Newton ... Beethoven
Skip Hamra ... Nuclear Worker in Basement
Donnie Reynolds ... Tom
Joe Severino ... Jimmy
Jeffrey Grossi ... Bill
Maezie Murphy ... Mrs. Crabtree

Rick Collins ... Ron Simms
Bob Schenck ... Harry
Belle Maria Wheat ... Mrs. Murphy
Libby Miller ... Mugged Woman
Ronald E. Giles ... Dr. Herz (as Ron Giles)
Donna Nardo ... Girl on Party Steps
Ann McCabe ... Westly's Secretary
Kitty Alson ... Gym Teacher
Thomas Feeney ... Orderly

Richard W. Haines ... Dr. Howard
Leonard Tepper ... Bald Teacher
Nicky Baker ... Bake Sale Person
Seth Kadish ... Bake Sale Person
Louise Edwards ... Bake Sale Person
Ava Kelly ... Bake Sale Person

Elizabeth Lambert ... Bake Sale Person (as Elizabeth [Locky] Lambert)
Gerald Willaidom ... Bake Sale Person
Gersa Arias ... Bake Sale Person
Glaurys Arias ... Bake Sale Person
Brian Quinn ... Monster
Erika Zatt ... Group at Party
Michael Popowitz ... Group at Party
Jon Kurtis ... Muscle Man
Virginia Kurtis ... Muscle Man's Chick
Kevin G. Shinnick ... Nuclear Worker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Binger ... Extra (uncredited)

Tom Bresnahan ... Kid at Party (uncredited)
Jeffrey Gish ... Bake Sale Person (uncredited)
Michael Herz ... Teacher (uncredited)
Kevin Schmidt ... Bob (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard W. Haines 
Lloyd Kaufman  (as Samuel Weil)
Writing credits
Richard W. Haines (screenplay) &
Mark Rudnitsky (screenplay) &
Lloyd Kaufman (screenplay) &
Stuart Strutin (screenplay)

Richard W. Haines (original story)

Graham Flashner (additional material written by)

Produced by
Michael Herz .... producer
Lloyd Kaufman .... producer
Stuart Strutin .... associate producer
James Treadwell .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ethan Hurt 
Michael Lattanzi 
Cinematography by
Michael Mayers (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard W. Haines 
Casting by
Ann McCabe 
Art Direction by
Arthur Lorenz 
Art Skopinksy 
Makeup Department
Leslie Delano .... makeup assistant
Trish More .... makeup assistant (as Trish Moré)
Production Management
Eileen Nad Castaldi .... production supervisor
Sandra Byrd Curry .... production manager
Art Skopinsky .... post-production manager
Elizabeth Whitman .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ann McCabe .... assistant director
Sound Department
Tom Chichester .... sound editor
Mark Pancza .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Wilfred Caban .... pyrotechnician
Scott Coulter .... special effects makeup
Scott Coulter .... special effects
Kay Gelfman .... special effects supervisor
George Giordano .... special effects crew
Tom Lauten .... animatronic creature construction
Tom Lauten .... animatronic creature designer
Brian Quinn .... special effects makeup
Brian Quinn .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Theo Pingarelli .... matte photographer
Theo Pingarelli .... special matte effects
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunt coordinator (as Jeff Gibson)
Andrew Newton .... stuntman
Camera and Electrical Department
Pamela Auditore .... gaffer
Alex Aurichio .... camera assistant: second unit
Donald Bialer .... grip: second unit (as Don Bialer)
Bonnie Blake .... camera assistant: second unit
Denise Brassard .... camera operator: second unit
Geb Byers .... assistant camera
Jim Grib .... associate director of photography
Jim Grib .... lighting director
Lloyd Kaufman .... camera operator
Marc Kroll .... lighting director
Leonard Marks .... gaffer: second unit
Michael Mayers .... camera operator (as Mike Mayers)
Andrew Newton .... assistant grip
Nelson Otero .... key grip
Theo Pingarelli .... camera operator: second unit
Chris Rotter .... grip: second unit
Craig Stockwell .... assistant grip
Victor Taplin .... camera assistant: second unit
Casting Department
Graham Flashner .... associate casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Michael Reefer .... assistant costume director (as John Reefer)
Ivy Rosovsky .... costume director
Editorial Department
Terry Brown .... post-production assistant
Brad Dunker .... assistant editor
Gordon Grinberg .... assistant editor
Ted Knighton .... assistant editor
Nilson Neuschotz .... apprentice editor
Alan J. Polyniak .... associate editor
Justin G. Rosenholtz .... post-production coordinator
James Nugent Vernon .... assistant editor
Location Management
Cinde Berkowitz .... location manager
Music Department
David Barreto .... original songs
David Behennah .... original songs
Biohazard .... composer: nightmare music
Clive Burr .... original songs
Transportation Department
Nicholas Gregory .... transportation captain
Other crew
Carol Claverie .... production office coordinator
Burt Cohen .... accountant: nuclear
Thomas Feeney .... craft service
Debbie Fritz .... bookkeeper: nuclear
Dan Frye .... production apprentice (as Daniel Frye)
Maris Herz .... administrative executive
Michael Herz .... presents
Ira Kanarick .... accountant: nuclear
Charles Kaufman .... creative consultant: nuclear
Lloyd Kaufman .... presenter
Patricia Kaufman .... administrative executive (as Pat Swinney Kaufman)
Ruth Kaufman .... technician: nuclear
Stanley Kaufman .... attorney: nuclear
Susan Kaufman .... creative consultant: nuclear
Roger Kirby .... attorney: nuclear
Kim Meltzer .... craft service
Gary Moscowitz .... accountant: nuclear
Alan J. Polyniak .... production consultant
Milton Zeiberg .... attorney: nuclear
Dennis Souder .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
85 min | Japan:96 min | Sweden:76 min (TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ (re-rating on appeal) (1987) | Australia:RC (original rating) (1986) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (2014) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1998) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1992) | Finland:(Banned) (1987) | France:12 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 (Sky rating) | Italy:VM14 (VHS rating) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Singapore:M18 | UK:18 | USA:R (MPAA rating) | USA:Unrated (director's cut) | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

During the PA announcements at the start of the movie, Warren can be seen dressed in a football jersey talking to a girl, and also in his regular class right before Dewey's freak-out. The scene with Warren in the football jersey is also recycled at the end of the film as well.See more »
Continuity: After MTV is insulted, Gonzo spits out his mouthpiece onto his giant nose-ring. When it cuts to the other character he's talking to, it's gone. When it cuts back to Gonzo, it reappears. This happens several times throughout their conversation.See more »
One of the teachers:Drop that bone!See more »
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A "masterpiece" of crap dedicated for a juvenile audience., 10 February 2007
Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis

I'm glad I was part (I was very young but still) of the Troma boom. Troma is a production company well known for crappy and sometimes cheesy movies. This isn't the exception! Oh no, "Class of Nuke 'Em High" has the winning formula that has given Troma a name in the business. We have cheap but likable f/x, glorious and gratuitous nudity, kick-ass action, cheap music , and campy acting. This is my kind of entertainment. Thank you USA's "Up All Night" for educating me on crap cinema. I got majors thanks for it.

This movie has plenty of good black humor and intense action a la Troma. So you get a sui generis cheap action flick with the occasional mix of blood and boobs.

No, don't expect a typical high school although in my teenager years I expected my school to look like this! A classic in Troma. If you want to get in the ideology of this noble production company, watch "Class of 'Nuke Em High". Jeez, even the title fits with everything.

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