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Night of the Comet (1984)

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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

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Thom Eberhardt

Writer:

Thom Eberhardt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Beltran ... Hector Gomez
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Regina Belmont
Kelli Maroney ... Samantha Belmont
Sharon Farrell ... Doris Belmont
Mary Woronov ... Audrey White
Geoffrey Lewis ... Dr. Carter
Peter Fox ... Dr. Wilson
John Achorn ... Oscar
Michael Bowen ... Larry Dupree
Devon Ericson ... Minder
Lissa Layng ... Davenport
Ivan E. Roth ... Willy
Janice Kawaye ... Sarah
Chance Boyer Chance Boyer ... Brian
Andrew Boyer Andrew Boyer ... Rogers
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Storyline

It's the first comet to buzz our planet Earth in 65 million years, and everyone seems to be celebrating its imminent arrival. Everyone except Regina Belmont, and her younger sister Samantha, two Valley Girls who care more about fashion trends than celestial phenomena. But upon daybreak, when the girls discover that they are the only residents of Los Angeles whom the comet hasn't vaporized or turned into a zombie, they would do what all Valley Girls do - they go shopping. However, with the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save Earth and escape from flesh-eating zombies and blood-seeking scientists in hot pursuit. Written by Jaime Kidwell

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The last time it came, the dinosaurs disappeared. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,580,578, 18 November 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,418,922, 4 January 1985
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie theater featured in the beginning of the movie is the historic El Rey Theatre at 5515 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Sam puts the pistol on the edge of the car's hood. A few seconds later, when the zombie guard attacks the little girl, the pistol has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Guard #2: She's dead.
Hector Gomez: Hell, she ain't dead. This doctor shot her up with sodium pentothal to make this fellow think she was dead. So you wouldn't suck the blood outta her, you bastard.
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Featured in Valley Girls at the End of the World (2013) See more »

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Let My Fingers Do the Talking
Written by Kenny Lee Lewis and Dianne Steinberg (as Diane Steinberg)
Performed by Stallion
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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End of the World Fantasy with Some Laughs
14 December 2000 | by CommieTTSee all my reviews

I originally saw this movie in the theater, and I LOVED it! I had often fantasized about the end of the world where only myself a few others had survived.

Well, I'm 16 years older now, and not quite as misanthropic, but I still got a kick out of watching this again the other night. Sure, the soundtrack was atrocious, and some of the acting was sub-par, but the sheer aplomb that "Samantha" has carries the film, I thought.

Plus, it was fun to see Robert Beltran (ST: Voyager's second in command), so much younger!

Quite a few laughs, and a pretty good plot twist or two to keep you guessing makes this an easy movie to enjoy.

My rating: 7


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