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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 »
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Good clean fun that won't make your brain hurt. 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
 
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Bill Sheehan .... first aid nurse
 

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USA:112 min
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Canada:F (Ontario) | Iceland:L | USA:PG
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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 »
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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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References One Million Years B.C. (1966)See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good clean fun that won't make your brain hurt., 29 August 2002
Author: gjung01 from Waterford, MI

I watched this film for the first time not too long ago. What I found was a nostalgia trip to the early eighties with the extremely "happy" disco laden theme song and the 2 roller skating beauties with nice "smiles" in the opening credits. There was an innocence and sense of fun to this movie that is lacking in today's movies. The film doesn't try to be too clever for it's own good or cynical which I actually found to be refreshing.

The plot centers around a scavenger hunt around L.A. set up by a future Bill Gates type named Leon who is adorned by his lovely assistants. The invitees for this challenge are 5 color coded groups representing every campus comedy stereotype (Jocks, Nerds, Alienated girls, the protagonists and the villains). They find themselves at Griffith Observatory, a Video arcade and the Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery among other places hunting down clues to get them to the next location and ultimately the big prize that awaits them at the end. The film loses its campy momentum when it addresses the big brother-little brother issue between David Naughton and Michael J. Fox, these actors play extremely bland characters compared to the madcap supporting cast.

I found myself smiling and even chuckling in parts although the film was predictable, contrived not to mention, dated but upbeat and entertaining all the same.

It's good to be entertained and not have your brain taxed every now and again in this day and age of cynicism and self-referential smugness which runs in abundance in today's cinema.

This is the perfect antidote to the dark malaise seen in too many films now.

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