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Nightfall (1988)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Sci-Fi | April 1988 (USA)
Far across the cosmos from our world lies a planet bathed in perpetual daylight. Soon nightfall will come and bring with it tremendous destruction. Science struggles against superstition in... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Birney ...
Aton
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Roa
Alexis Kanner ...
Sor
Andra Millian ...
Ana
Starr Andreeff ...
Bet
Chuck Hayward ...
Kin (as Charles Hayward)
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Architect
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Boffin
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Zol
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Desert King
Ronald R. Burns ...
Aton's Man
Bernard J. Garsen ...
Aton's Man
Dan Wells ...
Architect's Assistant
Bradley Reid ...
Trader
Stephen D. Nathenson ...
City Dweller
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Far across the cosmos from our world lies a planet bathed in perpetual daylight. Soon nightfall will come and bring with it tremendous destruction. Science struggles against superstition in this dramatic portrayal of Isaac Asimov's award winning short story. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Do yourself a favor and avoid this putrid film
18 July 2004 | by (Marlborough, MA) – See all my reviews

Everything about this film is bad: a pathetic adaptation, a boring screenplay, absurd sets, a soundtrack that is worse than my dog's barking and acting that can only be described as perpetrated.

There is not one single redeeming quality in it, and it is completely useless except maybe as a textbook example of how NOT to make a movie.

Bad as it is on its own, it is all the more painful if you are familiar with Isaac Asimov's classic short story, on which this absurdity is allegedly based - even though any similarity... no, there are no similarities.

If IMDb allowed negative scores this film would deserve one. A chimpanzee with a home video camera could (and would) have made a better film than this on the first try. Just skip this junk.


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