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Nightfall (2000)

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When a distant planet's six suns slowly disappear, the population is overwhelmed with fear and superstition.

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Credited cast:
Jennifer Burns Jennifer Burns ... Illyra
Winsome Brown ... Sheerin
Joseph Hodge Joseph Hodge ... Metron
David Carradine ... Gnomen
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Kopton
Pradeep Singh Rawat ... Django
Tony Mirrcandani ... Mecco (as Tony Mirchandani)
Sushant Kumar Sushant Kumar ... Ensinn
Smita Hai Smita Hai ... Darkling Woman
Varun Vardhan Varun Vardhan ... Sand Searcher (as Varun Vaardhan)
Malini S. Paul Malini S. Paul ... Mob Woman
Lalith Sharma ... Vendor
Manosh Sen Gupta Manosh Sen Gupta ... Man in Slums
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
P.K. Iyengar P.K. Iyengar ... Old Man
Sarla Mahidara Sarla Mahidara ... Woman in Street
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When a distant planet's six suns slowly disappear, the population is overwhelmed with fear and superstition.

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USA

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English

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India

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Kopton: Lay waste this temple of sin. BRING BACK THE LIGHT!
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Grave insult to Grand-Master Asimov
30 December 2002 | by cemk-2See all my reviews

As an Isaac Asimov fan, and sharing the idea that "Nightfall One," his SF story is possibly the best SF story ever written with many others, I had hopes on this film. It's nothing like the story, there's nothing in common other than there are six suns around the planet, there's a scientist, and the night surely falls to madden people who had never experienced a night for 1,000 years. The film is totally crap, acting is awful, the script's based on the astronomer's stupid daughter's antics and a shabby love-story between her and a priest/guard, and I simply can't believe how Asimov's estate allowed this piece of crap to be filmed. It's surely an abomination to the works and memory of the great master of Science-Fiction and I am totally appalled by the awfulness, stupidity, shallowness, and total lack of respect to the original script. The characters in the short story then became characters of a novel -not as good- by Asimov and Robert Silverberg, but nothing in it suggested such terrible imagination at the part of the script-writer. I, for one, am ashamed of this whole effort and I hope the video ruts in shelves. It is, in short, a grave insult to a wonderful author who gave us everything modern SF is working with from robots to the main ideas of the Star Wars, Star Trek (even Star Trek's famous insignia is from Asimovian Empire's starship-and-sun sign), and many other films and novels. Pity that Asimov (with the probable exception of Fantastic Voyage) could never be cinematised correctly. I mean, when I watched Bicentennial Man, I had felt betrayed. As to this abomination, I can't find enough words to abhor it. May its producers, actors, and script-writers rot in Hell!


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