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Midnight Madness (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 8 February 1980 (USA)
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
Debra Clinger ...
Laura - Yellow Team
David Damas ...
Marvin - Yellow Team
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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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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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A Wacky College Adventure See more »

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Originally titled "The All Night Treasure Hunt", the title was changed to avoid confusion with Scavenger Hunt (1979) See more »

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The only prize the game players stand to win is bragging rights. The team leaders clearly feel little but contempt for Leon, so it is laughable that any of them would consider winning a game he'd thought up to be worth bragging about. 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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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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Someone New
Written by David Wechter and Julius Wechter
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What great memories!
13 December 1999 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Well I just discovered IMDb from my twin sister, Carol. Carol and I played the "Fat Identical Twin" in Midnight Madness. We didn't have to prepare much for the fat part, that came with us, and well and the rest was natural. ;) It was our first major film role and we had a blast making it. We were 21 at the time and lived about an hour and half from The Disney Studio in Burbank and the Hollywood, California area. We grew up in front of the TV and probably some of the first generation of latch-key-kids. Twenty years later, we still have lots of fun and are still 'heavy' or what ever is politically correct these days. We don't pursue acting any more but have been know to 'come back' when the right opportunity arrives. Carol is a Chiropractor in our home town of Southern California and I am in the Information Technology field in Georgia.

I maybe bias, but I thought the film was cute, clean and fun. We knew it wasn't a master piece or an Oscar nominee, however, it was and still is a movie the whole family can watch and have fun together. It's nice not to have to worry if your young children can watch a video without having to fast forward certain parts. And no one was more exited when it was released on video as Carol and I were. Carol found it at Kmart for $6.99! Now that's an inexpensive way to capture one's memories and share it with others.

Sincerely, Betsy Lynn and Carol Gwynn; The Thompson Twins


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