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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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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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A film based on a short story by filmmakers who obviously never read the story in the first place.
10 January 2004 | by (The Imperial Earth State) – See all my reviews

And my summary line sums up this movie. This is easily one of the worst adaptations I have ever heard of.

What was so hard about trying to actually stick with Asimov's classic story? Did they think it would be boring? What they created is not simply boring, it's virtually incoherent as well.

In the world of science fiction, the long night has, metaphorically, always been with us. This film is a Black Hole that extinguishes the light of the original tale, sucks it in and imprisons it.


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