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


Certificate:

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Trivia

Originally started as a project by Richard Haines called "Atomic High School" in which Gary Schneider would have played the teen-aged son of a family of post-apocalyptic cannibals that would trick his dates into coming over to his house "for dinner". Lloyd Kaufman eventually stepped in, the plot was changed significantly, and Schneider was given the smaller role of Pete. See more »

Goofs

(around 50 min.) When the Cretins are attempting to drown Warren in one of the bathroom stalls, there's a large silhouette on the stall wall that reveals the cameraman's shadow. See more »

Quotes

One of the teachers: Drop that bone!
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Crazy Credits

The main theme continues over a black screen for about a minute after the actual end credits have finished. See more »

Alternate Versions

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


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The Star-Spangled Banner
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Written by Francis Scott Key
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A "masterpiece" of crap dedicated for a juvenile audience.
10 February 2007 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

I'm glad I was part (I was very young but still) of the Troma boom. Troma is a production company well known for crappy and sometimes cheesy movies. This isn't the exception! Oh no, "Class of Nuke 'Em High" has the winning formula that has given Troma a name in the business. We have cheap but likable f/x, glorious and gratuitous nudity, kick-ass action, cheap music , and campy acting. This is my kind of entertainment. Thank you USA's "Up All Night" for educating me on crap cinema. I got majors thanks for it.

This movie has plenty of good black humor and intense action a la Troma. So you get a sui generis cheap action flick with the occasional mix of blood and boobs.

No, don't expect a typical high school although in my teenager years I expected my school to look like this! A classic in Troma. If you want to get in the ideology of this noble production company, watch "Class of 'Nuke Em High". Jeez, even the title fits with everything.


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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

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

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Troma Entertainment See more »
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| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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