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Night of the Comet (1984)

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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

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Thom Eberhardt

Writer:

Thom Eberhardt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Beltran ... Hector Gomez
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Regina Belmont
Kelli Maroney ... Samantha Belmont
Sharon Farrell ... Doris Belmont
Mary Woronov ... Audrey White
Geoffrey Lewis ... Dr. Carter
Peter Fox ... Dr. Wilson
John Achorn ... Oscar
Michael Bowen ... Larry Dupree
Devon Ericson ... Minder
Lissa Layng Lissa Layng ... Davenport
Ivan E. Roth ... Willy
Janice Kawaye ... Sarah
Chance Boyer Chance Boyer ... Brian
Andrew Boyer Andrew Boyer ... Rogers
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Storyline

It's the first comet to buzz our planet Earth in 65 million years, and everyone seems to be celebrating its imminent arrival. Everyone except Regina Belmont, and her younger sister Samantha, two Valley Girls who care more about fashion trends than celestial phenomena. But upon daybreak, when the girls discover that they are the only residents of Los Angeles whom the comet hasn't vaporized or turned into a zombie, they would do what all Valley Girls do - they go shopping. However, with the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save Earth and escape from flesh-eating zombies and blood-seeking scientists in hot pursuit. Written by Jaime Kidwell

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The comet's coming, and the world will never be the same. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Horror Comet Zombies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,580,578, 18 November 1984

Gross USA:

$14,418,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,418,922
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Beltran recommended Mary Woronov for the role of Audrey White. See more »

Goofs

In the radio station, Hector takes his gloves off twice. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Since before recorded time, it had swung through the universe in an elliptical orbit so large that its very existence remained a secret of time and space; but now in the last few years of the 20th century, the visitor was returning. The citizens of earth would get an extra Christmas present this year as their planet orbited through the tail of the comet. Scientists predicted a light show of stellar proportions, something not seen on earth for 65 million years, indeed not since the ...
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References Taxi (1931) See more »

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Let My Fingers Do the Talking
Written by Kenny Lee Lewis and Dianne Steinberg (as Diane Steinberg)
Performed by Stallion
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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An EotW classic complete with explanations.
6 November 2004 | by cartattackSee all my reviews

I am horribly fascinated with EotW films. This particular endeavor may very well have been the cause. I was 12 when I first viewed it. It impressed upon my mind the possibility that all could be lost....and then....it could actually get worse. But what distinguishes it as one of the worthy few among films of it's kind is simple. They had a believable reason for the calamity. Moreover, they explained how and why the heroes were spared. Instead of obsessing over the hidden mechanism by which people were elected to survive or die, the viewer could relax and enjoy the rest of the story. Although it's fashion sense is long lost, I believe that lovers of this genre will appreciate it's adventurous spirit.


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