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On the Air Live with Captain Midnight (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | November 1979 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Sebastian ...
Captain Midnight
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Agent Pierson
Dena Dietrich ...
Mother
Ted Gehring ...
Father
Mia Kovacs ...
Spunky
Barry Greenberg ...
Gargen
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Disc Jockey
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The 'Shrink' (as Rosemary Lovell)
William Flatley ...
Mr. Gressi (as Bill Flatley)
Wendell Baker ...
Scott
Claudia Decea ...
Fat Vicky (as Claudia De Seca)
Ben Sebastian ...
Ziggy's Brother
Lark Geib ...
Sweet Sally
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Corvette Girl (as Kathleen Richards)
Maggie Sebastian ...
Girl at Street Racing
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The Outlaw D.J. That Turned L.A. Everyway But Loose!!!

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

In 1986, a Florida satellite television tech named John R. MacDougall successfully intercepted HBO broadcasting for nearly five minutes with a message of protest regarding their rates. For this event, he referred to himself as "Captain Midnight", inspired by this film (which he'd seen a short time earlier). MacDougall was subsequently prosecuted by the FCC, and slapped with a fine of US$5000 and one year of probation. See more »

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At the party at Magic Mountain, the band performing there is completely out-of-sync with the music being heard, and the singer is often away from the microphone when he is singing. See more »

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References The Goodbye Girl (1977) See more »

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Maggie May
Written by Rod Stewart (uncredited) and Martin Quittenton (uncredited)
Sung by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of Phonogram, Inc.
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pretty cool forgotten teen movie
9 January 2004 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

A typical suburban teen and his friends start their own pirate radio station from the back of a van and become an underground cult hit...John Ireland plays an F.C.C. investigator Hell-bent on pulling the plug, frustrated that he's being outsmarted at every turn.

A very modest production, but still great nostalgic fun for anyone who grew up during the 1970s...contains some super classic rock tunes from Ted Nugent and Rod Stewart. PUMP UP THE VOLUME(1990), a far more "polished" film which starred Christian Slater, had many similar ideas in play, and could almost be seen as a loose remake of CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT.

This film, now forgotten by most, is worth a look regardless of its impoverished origins, and could likely attract a small cult following if it becomes more easily available.

5.5/10


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