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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 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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$14,418,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,418,922
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes of an empty Los Angeles were filmed in the morning on normal business days. The shots of the barren city were done quickly while the traffic was held up at stoplights. See more »

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(at around 1h 05 mins) When the helicopter is taking off there is a window cleaning crew clearly working on the skyscraper in the background. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Since before recorded time, it had swung through the universe in an elliptical orbit so large that its very existence remained a secret of time and space; but now in the last few years of the 20th century, the visitor was returning. The citizens of earth would get an extra Christmas present this year as their planet orbited through the tail of the comet. Scientists predicted a light show of stellar proportions, something not seen on earth for 65 million years, indeed not since the ...
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Solid 80s Lite Horror Sci-Fi
20 March 2018 | by TheHeadVampireSee all my reviews

This was a fun movie. Robert Beltran is always likable (would rather have seen him as the Captain on 'Voyager'). Catherine Mary Stewart is cute and tough as the protagonist, and has awesome 80s hair. Kelli Maroney, while not as cute, is entertaining and gets to spout some of the funnier dialogue. She would later get to be the heroine of 'Chopping Mall', complete with a villain-vanquishing one-liner at the end. This could have been more entertaining with an R rating and more zombies, along with accompanying gore and T&A. It's still fairly entertaining, and there's e nice pay-off in the very last shot that helps to round things out.


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