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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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Cast

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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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The most fun you'll ever have...in the dark See more »

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8 February 1980 (USA)  »

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The All-Night Treasure Hunt  »

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Trivia

In the scene in which Harold's team interrogates Scott in the van, Andy Tennant, who played "Melio," was sick with the flu and had a fever of over 103 degrees F. 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

Lucille: Harold, how long are you gonna keep driving around without knowing where we're going?
Harold: Barf, have you finished unscrambling those letters yet?
Barf: [finishes unscrambling letters] Fagabeefe? Haha. Fagabeefe. Hey, Melio - fagabeefe.
Harold: [shouts] *Shut up*!
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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 »

Connections

References One Million Years B.C. (1966) See more »

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Don't Know Why I Came
Written by David Wechter and Julius Wechter
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Midnight Disney Oddity
15 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Probably the only Disney film to feature extensive Pabst Blue Ribbon product placement and an actress credited at the end as playing "Busty Waitress", Midnight Madness came out in the late 70s/early 80s period of madcap raunchy youth comedies like Animal House and The Hollywood Knights, and its intent was apparently to capitalize on that market while retaining a shiny Disney veneer of innocent fun.

Essentially a more youthful, more superficial It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, but with college kids and the object of their competition being an inexplicably appealing trophy instead of cash, Midnight Madness is similarly silly, fast-paced, and irresistible if you don't take your movie viewing habits too seriously. Adding to its charm is its loose 70s feel, with a cute disco theme song sung by Donna Fein setting the tone for the proceedings.

Among the cast of dweeby dozens you get Animal House's Stephen Furst, a young Michael J. Fox, Dr. Pepper commercial star David Naughton, legendary supernerd Eddie Deezen, and, in a small part, the future Pee Wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens. Catch Midnight Madness tonight and thrill as delinquent arcade dork Michael J. sweats teenage angst and asks in complete earnestness, "What do I look like, a nerd or something?"


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