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Midnight Madness -- A genius grad student organizes an all-night treasure hunt.

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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:
Meat Machine 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Devis

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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Certification:
Canada:F (Ontario) | Iceland:L | UK:PG (video) | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
Dirk Blocker's film debut.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In Pinball City, there are several mentions of putting quarters into the machines - the yellow team is even shown getting change and putting quarters in the Star Fire game - despite "TOKENS ONLY" signs on all the walls.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:
References One Million Years B.C. (1966)See more »
Soundtrack:
Heart and SoulSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Meat Machine, 22 August 2008
Author: jwatt-4 from United States

What can i say about this movie that hasn't been said hundreds of times before? It's an American Classic. It has spawned dozens of imitators. Or none. Midnight Madness is one of kind. From the ridiculous opening montage/music to the Bonaventure HOtel, I was hooked. Leon made us all feel so young and carefree. One question though, how did he have those two hot hookers with him all the time? And how did have the time/money to arrange such an event? The cast is top notch. David Naughton is at his best here. His tight yellow sweatshirt is disturbing. His little brother Michael J Fox(in his first starring role), is a real brat. There is also Naughton's love interest and a dork and the obligatory black dude in a fisherman's hat on the yellow team. Michael J Fox does bad things like try and steal cups of beer at the Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery and runs away to Flounder's van. Flounder's team gives us the most comedy. What exactly is the deal with the blond on that team? Is she dating Flounder? Or Melio? Or Blade? Yes, the Mexican gentleman's name is blade. The other guy on the Flounder team has the best lines of the movie, i won't pomp them here. The Meat Machine team is a bunch of drunks. My personal favorite is Armpit. But the silent black man is great too. The other two teams are 4 nerds and 4 lesbians(two of which are 450 lb twins).

You know the ending from the start. But that doesn't matter. This is the 80's me-genre at its finest. Don't rent this one, BUY it. and Buy it now.

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