Class of Nuke ‘Em High is a misguided attempt to extract grossout humor from the very real concerns about nuclear power plants.
Students at Tromaville High School are exposed to nuclear waste from a nearby power plant. Attractive couple Chrissy (Janelle Brady) and Warren (Gilbert Brenton) are exposed to a mild dose of radiation in the form of tainted reefers.
First effect is to cause them to make love at a party. Next day, both go through temporary physical transformations (expanding stomachs and necks), with Chrissy emitting a small, lizardlike creature.
Level of violence is extreme with slapstick overtures that are intended to be funny.
Class of Nuke 'Em High
TNT/Troma. Director Richard W. Haines, Samuel Weil [= Lloyd Kaufman]; Producer Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Hertz; Screenplay Richard W. Haines, Mark Rudmitsky, Lloyd Kaufman, Stuart Strotin; Camera Michael Mayers; Editor Richard W. Haines; Music Michael Lattanzi
(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1986. Running time: 81 MIN.
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