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Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.

Directors:

Richard W. Haines, Lloyd Kaufman (as Samuel Weil)

Writers:

Richard W. Haines (screenplay), Mark Rudnitsky (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janelle Brady ... Chrissy
Gil Brenton ... Warren (as Gilbert Brenton)
Robert Prichard Robert Prichard ... Spike
Pat Ryan ... Mr. Finley (as R.L. Ryan)
James Nugent Vernon James Nugent Vernon ... Eddie
Brad Dunker ... Gonzo
Gary Schneider Gary Schneider ... Pete
Théo Cohan Théo Cohan ... Muffey
Gary Rosenblatt Gary Rosenblatt ... Greg
Mary Taylor Mary Taylor ... Judy
Rick Howard Rick Howard ... Spud
Lauren Heather McMahon Lauren Heather McMahon ... Taru (as Heather McMahan)
Chris McNamee Chris McNamee ... Joe
Anthony Ventola ... George
Arthur Lorenz ... Dewy
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Storyline

When Warren and Chrissy notice some strange things happening around their high school, they begin to suspect that something is going on at the nuclear plant next door. Though the plant officials deny that there are any problems, Crissy gives birth to a bloodthirsty mutant who immediately begins eating everyone in the school. Will Warren and Chrissy be able to stop their killer kid? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

Readin'...writin'... and radiation! See more »


Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nuke 'Em High See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Troma Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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The pink lady who gets shot by the cretins is clearly a male stunt double. See more »

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Warren: But what about the Fellini festival?
Chrissy: Warren - fuck the Fellini festival!
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Also available in an unrated "director's cut". See more »

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Funny - Sexy - Gory
19 February 2006 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Funny: The comedy is wittier than you'd expect. Along with the obvious gross gags, there are some deadpan character reactions that made me laugh, like when some of the men checking the plant for radioactivity were dropping like flies and their colleagues, who were standing right beside them, didn't seem to notice or care. Also, you learn a useful lesson here: when you find a barrel full of green slime that smells bad and makes weird noises, DON'T stick your hand into it!

Sexy: The heroine is cute, but the two (or were there three?) bad girls are from another planet!

Gory: Considering the budget they probably had to work with, the gore effects are ingenious. The mutations, mutilations and monsters all look good.

I've not seen enough Troma films to compare this with, but it's fun for at least one viewing. (**1/2)


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