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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 »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Midnight Madness . . . is gonna get to you! See more (62 total) »

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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Runtime:
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Originally titled "The All Night Treasure Hunt", the title was changed to avoid confusion with Scavenger Hunt (1979)See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: 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:
Bratty kid:[looking through telescope at a girl getting undressed in window] If I'm lucky, I may get a view of Venus' two moons.
Adam:[pointing at the sky in the other direction] Hey, Einstein - isn't Venus over there?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Robot Chicken: 1987 (#2.6)" (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Know Why I CameSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Midnight Madness . . . is gonna get to you!, 27 July 2004
Author: InvasionofPALs from Georgia

Somewhere in the dark recesses of my brain cells a song plays in my head. I can't forget it no matter how hard I try. It's MIDNIGHT MADNESS and it's gonna get to you! Wish i could find a copy of this on a 45rpm record. Five disparate teams head out one night in L.A. for a scavenger hunt for clues instead of physical objects. An unkempt game-master with two gorgeous assistants is the mastermind of all this insanity that's about to be unleashed on L.A. All the teams are stereotypes (this movie being from 1980, before political correctness screwed everything up): the "good guys", the "nerds" led by Eddie Deezen, the dumb beer-loving "jocks", the "we-don't-need-a-man-type ladies", especially the redhead. The giggling twins are a scream, too. And finally, the "bad guys" with Stephen Furst as the leader. Furst is hilarious as the overweight slob Harold, whose attempt to use a computer to decipher the various clues leads to a gooey mess. Movies like this aren't made anymore. These days, movies have to have an "edginess" to them with some dark characters and other nonsense. Go back to the days when the "good guys" led by David Naughton were still good and not hopelessly conflicted. So dump all serious pretensions and go back to 1980. It's MIDNIGHT MADNESS . . .

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