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Night of the Comet

Once again, everyone save a few well-sheltered Californian teens and sinister boffins have been wiped out by the titular celestial encounter (they turn into red dust this time, for the sake of variety). Rather sensibly, with the risible Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome on the horizon, the makers saw the writing on the wall for the post-apocalypse genre, and play it for for none-more-eighties headband-toting teen laffs while Cyndi Lauper provides a rather less haunting musical backing.

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  1. Me

    September 21, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Cyndi Lauper does not sing this rendition of “Girls Just Want to have Fun” for “Night of the Comet”. Watch the credits.

  2. Lee James Turnock

    September 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Very odd film. Turned up once, late at night, when I was on holiday in Devon in the late 1980s, seldom seen since. Too ‘culty’, perhaps?

  3. Morgan

    August 23, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Can some one help me by confirming this film contains the line ‘Mac 10s! Daddy would have got us Uzis!’ Or did I imagine it?

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