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Nightfall (2000)

R | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Video
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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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Gwyneth Gibby

Writers:

Isaac Asimov (story), John William Corrington (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for violence
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22 September 2000 | by FlickJunkie-2See all my reviews

This story was originally a short story by Isaac Asimov that was critically acclaimed. It was next expanded into a novel that received mixed reviews. It has now further deteriorated into a dreadful film.

This film was far below B movie standards. Every element of it was poorly done. I've seen better acting in high school assembly halls. The screenplay was horrible with dialogue so bad it could make you retch. The music was shrill and the sound quality poor. The special effects were below 1960's standards. Even the editing was poor. The whole film was simply pathetic.

Asimov's original theme of the battle between science and religion was almost completely lost in an attempt to make the story into a `Raiders of the Lost Arc' adventure. The explanation of why darkness fell on the planet centered on the eclipse of one sun, but failed to explain what happened to the other five.

This film was abysmal. I rated it a 2/10. Stay away.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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India

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