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Writers:
David Wechter (written by) and
Michael Nankin (written by)
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Release Date:
8 February 1980 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Wacky College Adventure See more »
Plot:
Leon planned "The Great Allnighter" by picking college students to participate in his night long scavenger hunt... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

David Naughton ... Adam Larson - Yellow Team Leader
Debra Clinger ... Laura - Yellow Team
David Damas ... Marvin - Yellow Team

Michael J. Fox ... Scott Larson (as Michael Fox)

Stephen Furst ... Harold - Blue Team Leader
Patricia Alice Albrecht ... Lucille - Blue Team

Andy Tennant ... Melio - Blue Team

Brian Frishman ... Barf - Blue Team
Joel Kenney ... Flynch - Yellow Team (as Joel P. Kenney)

Sal Lopez ... Blade - Blue Team

Maggie Roswell ... Donna - Red Team Leader
Robyn Petty ... Berle - Red Team
Betsy Lynn Thompson ... Peggy - Red Team
Carol Gwynn Thompson ... Lulu - Red Team

Eddie Deezen ... Wesley - White Team Leader
Marvin Katzoff ... Debater #1 - White Team
Christopher Sands ... Debater #2 - White Team
Michael Gitomer ... Debater #3 - White Team
Brad Wilkin ... Lavitas - Green Team Leader

Dirk Blocker ... Blaylak - Green Team
Curt Ayers ... Armpit - Green Team
Trevor Henley ... Cudzo - Green Team
Keny Long ... Gerber - Green Team
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Grimhaus
Alan Solomon ... Leon
Deborah Richter ... Candy (as Debi Richter)
Kirsten Baker ... Sunshine

John Fiedler ... Wally Thorpe
Ceil Gabot ... Mrs. Thorpe
Charlie Brill ... Jerry - Tenant #1
Loretta Tupper ... Mr. Thorpe's Mother
Eddie Bloom ... Game Control Bookie
Dave Shelley ... Harold's Father

Marvin Kaplan ... Bonaventure Desk Clerk
Bert Williams ... Security Captain
Arthur Adams ... Police Sergeant
Thomas Wright ... Cop #1 (as Tom Wright)
Elven Havard ... Cop #2
Ernie Fuentes ... Miniature Golf Dad
Pilar Del Rey ... Miniature Golf Mom (as Pillar Del Rey)
Georgia Schmidt ... Old Lady in Car
J. Brennan Smith ... Bratty Kid
Don Maxwell ... Bratty Kid's Dad

Paul Reubens ... Pinball City Proprietor
John Voldstad ... Bellboy
Jack Griffin ... Tow Truck Driver
Dick Winslow ... Tourist
Emily Greer ... Teenage Girl #1
Paula Victor ... Cashier
Tony Salome ... Irving
Donna Garrett ... Busty Waitress
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Directed by
Michael Nankin 
David Wechter 
 
Writing credits
David Wechter (written by) and
Michael Nankin (written by)

Produced by
Ron Miller .... producer
 
Original Music by
Julius Wechter 
 
Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips (director of photography) (as Frank Phillips)
 
Film Editing by
Norman R. Palmer 
Jack Sekely 
 
Production Design by
John B. Mansbridge 
 
Makeup Department
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Don Henderson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Gossom .... assistant director
David Kahler .... second assistant director
Donald Newman .... second assistant director (as Don Newman)
 
Art Department
Bob McLing .... property master
 
Sound Department
Art Names .... sound mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Danny Lee .... special effects
 
Stunts
Whitey Hughes .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Boles .... gaffer
Mike Sweeten .... additional photographer
 
Other crew
Bill Sheehan .... first aid nurse
 

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USA:112 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Canada:F (Ontario) | Iceland:L | USA:PG
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Trivia:
Disney released this film, its second to be rated "PG" by the MPAA (the first being The Black Hole (1979)), without any mention of its involvement, in hopes that teenage audiences might be more likely to see it if they didn't know that it was a Disney picture. (However, the cover art of the DVD release of the film in 2004 credits the film to Walt Disney Pictures.)See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The elevator in the Bonaventure Hotel shows buttons for 51 floors. The Bonaventure has only 35 stories.See more »
Quotes:
Laura - Yellow Team:[as Adam starts to drive off] And I suppose it was too much of a bother to remember that today's your brother's birthday!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Chillerama (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Know Why I CameSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Midnight Disney Oddity, 15 August 2010
Author: R C from United States

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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