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Nightfall (1988)

 -  Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  April 1988 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Aton
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Alexis Kanner ...
Sor
Andra Millian ...
Ana
Starr Andreeff ...
Bet
Chuck Hayward ...
Kin (as Charles Hayward)
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Zol
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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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Watching paint dry captures your attention more than this film...
26 August 2004 | by (Florida, United States.) – See all my reviews

Oh, the humanity!

There must've been a budget for this, but it must've been used for advertising! The sets are boring, akin to filming in someone's backyard with no attention to detail. The acting? Well, it's just not really. Continuity of story? Must've taken a vacation that day. Were the filmmakers ambitious? Maybe, but it was a heartless attempt to tell a story with film.

It's not Asimov's fault, rather these film-makers lacked vision.

The other reviews here I can truly say are valid, since I sat through this turkey in the theater, hoping desperately for it to get better. I mean, it had to didn't it? Alas, it never did...

Skip it, go watch the Georgio Moroder version of Metropolis again instead... Or read Issac's story, either way you'll be happier, trust me.


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