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Prom Night (1980)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  18 July 1980 (USA)
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A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom.

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Cast

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Anne-Marie Martin ...
Wendy (as Eddie Benton)
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Michael Tough ...
Robert A. Silverman ...
Sykes (as Robert Silverman)
Pita Oliver ...
David Mucci ...
Lou
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Mary Beth Rubens ...
Kelly (as Marybeth Rubens)
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Melanie Morse MacQuarrie ...
David Gardner ...
Joy Thompson ...
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Storyline

For six long years, Hamilton High School seniors Kelly Lynch, Jude Cunningham, Wendy Richards and Nick McBride have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond the day her broken body was discovered near an abandoned convent. The foursome kept secret of how they taunted Robin - backed her into a corner until, frightened, she stood on a window ledge... and fell to her death. Though an accident, the then-twelve-year-olds feared they would be held responsible and vowed never to tell. But someone else was there that day... watching, and now, that someone is ready to exact murderous revenge on prom night. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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prom | high school | death | killer | revenge | See more »

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For some, it's the end of innocence. For others, it's The End! See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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18 July 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Morte Convida para Dançar  »

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CAD 1,600,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In one of several scenes removed from the theatrical version of the movie, Principal Hammond takes his wife to visit Dr. Fairchild after a visit to Robin's resting place at the cemetery. As Vivian is seated in the office and the men talk privately in the hallway, it is revealed that Robin and Alex are twins. See more »

Goofs

Kim is at the kitchen table with her brother Alex. Kim has a necklace on. Kim asks Alex about having a date for the prom and all that is around her neck is a gold chain. The shot then cuts to Alex and then back to Kim and now there is a gold star hanging from her necklace. See more »

Quotes

Kim Hammond: You seem a little anxious, Wendy. By the way, who are going with tonight?
Wendy Richards: It's not who you go with, honey. It's who takes you home.
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Sung by Gordene Simpson
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Hamilton High Horror
6 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Jamie Lee Curtis once again stars in a teenage horror film, as she plays Kim, a young woman planning to attend her high school prom when a series of murders occurs, which seem to be related to the "accidental" death of Robin Hammond. Her brother Alex is also at odds with some bullies at the school, as someone is trying to crash a most deadly prom night, where no one may go home...

Mediocre slasher film has some effective scares but is mostly predictable and obvious, with an unsatisfying reveal of the killer that is most bizarre. That disco music is also hideously dated! A surprise hit that led to "sequels".


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