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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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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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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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Absolutely Wretched!
9 August 2003 | by (North Charleston, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

Somewhere . . . somehow . . . one of the finest short SF stories ever to be penned was brutally transmorgrified into a mishmosh of New Age symbolism heavily overlaid with bad acting. Asimov's original story was a well crafted tale of slowly consuming fear over a natural event. Mayersberg's film version by rights should have been a major genre event. Instead we find veteran character actors such as Sarah Douglas and Alexis Kanner (who should've known better) trying to shore up one of the worst David Birney performances ever filmed. Only two things can be recommended about this film: an interesting poster, and the fact that it was filmed in and around Paolo Soleri's "Arcosanti" architectural project out in Arizona.


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