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Midnight Madness (1980)

 -  Family | Comedy  -  8 February 1980 (USA)
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Leon planned "The Great Allnighter" by picking college students to participate in his night long scavenger hunt. The five teams, each designated by colors white (nerds who hate green),green... See full summary »

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Adam Larson - Yellow Team Leader
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Laura - Yellow Team
David Damas ...
Marvin - Yellow Team
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Scott Larson (as Michael Fox)
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Harold - Blue Team Leader
Patricia Alice Albrecht ...
Lucille - Blue Team
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Melio - Blue Team
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Barf - Blue Team
Joel Kenney ...
Flynch - Yellow Team (as Joel P. Kenney)
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Blade - Blue Team
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Donna - Red Team Leader
Robyn Petty ...
Berle - Red Team
Betsy Lynn Thompson ...
Peggy - Red Team
Carol Gwynn Thompson ...
Lulu - Red Team
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Wesley - White Team Leader
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Storyline

Leon planned "The Great Allnighter" by picking college students to participate in his night long scavenger hunt. The five teams, each designated by colors white (nerds who hate green),green (meat machine who hate red), red (sorority sisters who hate green), yellow (good guys who play fair), and blue (cheaters who hate yellow) are given clues to solve, leading them to the next clue site hidden in the city. Michael J. Fox plays Scott,the younger brother,in his movie debut. Written by Evan Shenkman <ejs15@cornell.edu>

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The All-Night Treasure Hunt  »

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Trivia

The movie inspired Joe Belfiore, a high school junior in Clearwater, Florida, to create a similar game. He took the game with him to Stanford University, then ultimately to Microsoft. The Game, as it came to be called, in turn, inspired the movie The Game (1997). See more »

Goofs

Leon is clearly frightened when his superintendent threatens to evict him, indicating that he doesn't have a great deal of money. However, he has the resources to (among other things) rig a bank's announcement board, sneak a toy piano exhibit into a museum, pay several workers to arrange a large drawing at a brewery, place a message on a restaurant's announcement board, paint a large sign at a miniature golf course, rent five lockers at an airport, rig a fortune-telling machine and do a complicated reprogramming job on a video-game, and book a room at a midrange hotel. See more »

Quotes

Scott Larson: My brother doesn't know I exist, he didn't even remember my birthday.
Laura - Yellow Team: When's your birthday?
Scott Larson: Today.
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Crazy Credits

Michael J. Fox is listed as Michael Fox in the opening credits and Michael J. Fox in the end credits. See more »

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Features Pong (1972) See more »

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Heart and Soul
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Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser
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The Perfect Cable Flick
10 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All I can say is this is the perfect movie to see on a late Saturday night watching the USA Network or TNT. This movie is a classic for the MTV Generation (I imagine the MTV Generation was the people living at the time the M in MTV stood for "music" instead of "merde"). For those of us who remember the 80's, this is nostalgia a-go-go. Only the early 80's sword-& -Magic fantasy films (the Beastmaster, Krull , Conan and Dragon Slayer) would beat such Saturday nights.


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