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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:

It rotted their bodies. It corrupted their minds. And thats's the good news. See more »


Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

German | 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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Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Chrissy goes to the hospital, you can hear over the loudspeaker "Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard". These are the names Moe, Larry, and Curly take in certain episodes of the Three Stooges. See more »

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In the cafeteria, the discussion about the college party says it is being held by the Pi Delta Gamma Fraternity. When the Greek letters at the frat house are viewed, they read Phi Gamma Delta. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Crabtree: Haskell? Haskell? Where's Eddie Haskell?
Greg: [laughs] He wanted me to tell you he was sick.
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Warren: Yeah! He's sick of this class!
[Warren and Greg laugh]
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The main theme continues over a black screen for about a minute after the actual end credits have finished. See more »

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Also available in an unrated "director's cut". See more »

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Written, Performed and Produced by Michael Lattanzi
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Back in the day...
24 June 2001 | by rutt13-1See all my reviews

Troma amuses me, no doubt, but I really like the older stuff better. "Class of Nuke 'em High" is a great example. Nowadays it's like Troma's gotten TOO good at what they do, which sort of kills the charm of their special brand of filmmaking (Though I anticipate "Citizen Toxie"). This one's pretty funny in just about every way, completely ridiculous all around. I love that the pot grows right outside the power plant and only 1 or 2 workers notice. I love how all the signs featured look like someone glued cut-out construction paper letters to a piece of poster board. I love the dialogue from the fat guy who runs the power plant. I love the Cretins' incredible overacting, and who couldn't love the monster? The heroine's pretty cute, too, and this is just that special brand of cheezy charm Troma used to bring us....I guess it's tough to recommend it to anybody who doesn't already have a taste for this stuff, but if you do and haven't seen it, rent it! And check out the narrator's voice in the trailer when he announces the title....


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