Night of the Comet

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Thom Eberhardt
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

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 time...

that the dinosaurs

disappeared, virtually overnight.

There were a few who saw this as more

than just a coincidence,

but most didn't..

I'm showing you the top of the line here.

This is the best we have.

- This is $9.50. Now this...

- $9.50?

But wait, this is $8. Okay?

This is $7.50.

This lady over here,

she's wearing the $7.50.

Yeah, right.

- Let me tell you about this.

Blow on it. See? See how nice that is?

Isn't it great?

Now, I know you got $9.50.

And this spring, look at it.

Isn't that nice?

And the other side. Look at it.

Isn't that great? It's $9.50.

Enjoy the movie.

Excuse me. Where's the men's room?

- In a minute.

- Hey, you work here or not?

Hey, Regina.

Regina, give that thing a rest, will you?

In a minute, Mel.

Look, I don't pay you

to do that kind of stuff around here.

Regina, I want you to clean everything up,

so we can get out of here

in time to watch the comet.

- Everything's cleaned up.


I want you to take this flashlight

and walk the house.

Mel, they throw things at me.

Who cares? Walk the house.

Have you ever been hit with Dots, Mel?

Milk Duds?

Those things hurt.

- I don't...

Oh, how are you, sir?

The refreshments are right over there.

Thank you.

I don't want those weirdoes cutting up

the seats, you understand?

Okay. Okay, okay.

Replacing Reg in third place is Reg.

Third place.

Wait a minute.

Somebody named DMK in sixth place.

When did this happen?

Look, don't be an overachiever. You'll fit in

better with your age group, okay?

- This is really annoying.

- Regina. Regina, look over here.

Regina, look at me!

Read my lips.

Flashlight. Walk house. Now.

Okay, Mel.

- Let me take this for you.

- That's great... There go the profits.

And listen, stay out

of the projection booth.

And stay away from Dupree.

I'm gonna fire that guy someday.

He's been doing to me

what he's been doing to her in the booth.

He's been doing to me

what he's been doing to her in the booth.

- "David, that was a scream.

- "You're right.

I 'il go see. You stay here.

I'm talking about a mint-condition

print of It Came from Outer Space.

In 3D, man. Yeah, right.

Look, you know as well as I do

you got film freaks that'd go down on you

for a bootleg print of that.

Something wrong with the phone here?

Did I hear you say $100?

Look, $100 isn't gonna get it this time.

Because I'm gonna have to

spend the night in here

waiting for you to bring the print back.

Think I'm gonna miss this comet thing

for a lousy $100?

"Help me!

Okay 110's a little better, yeah.

Hey, Reggie, here's the deal.

You leave, I let you in the backdoor.

Okay? I leave, you let me back in.

Mel thinks everybody's gone.

- Larry, do you know anybody named DMK?

- No.

No, you got to have the print back

by 6:
00 in the morning.

You know, if we spend the night in here,

we're gonna miss the comet.

It's not like you can't see it

on television, you know.

all right, hey.

Get your guy here in an hour.

Yeah, well, maybe I want to

see it for real, okay?

Hey, television's real.

Television's very real.

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Thom Eberhardt

Thomas Everett "Thom" Eberhardt (born March 7, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Eberhardt has won two awards and two nominations. He is most noted for his work on Captain Ron, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and the cult classic Night of the Comet. more…

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