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The Allnighter (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 1 May 1987 (USA)
Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she's found.... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Val
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John Terlesky ...
C.J
James Shanta ...
Killer (as James Anthony Shanta)
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Mickey
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Sgt. McLeesh
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Brad
Kaaren Lee ...
Connie Alvarez
Janelle Brady ...
Mary Lou
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Hotel Detective Philip
Will Seltzer ...
Hotel Detective Ted
Denise Dumont ...
Julie
Mary Petrie ...
Anna
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Nancy (as Kelly Lynn Pushkin)
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Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she's found. Gina is too busy videotaping everything to really notice. When the final party at Pacifica College kicks off, things don't go exactly as planned. Written by Lars Skogan

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Who says you can't do it all in one night?

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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1 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cutting Loose  »

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$2,700,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Susanna Hoffs' mother was on set to ensure no nudity was shown during her love making scene. See more »

Quotes

Val: Gina?
Gina: Yeah?
Val: What... what time do you think it is now?
Gina: It's time to ask about Brad again!
Val: Oh just FINE! FINE!
Gina: No, I don't mean that. I just mean, just ENJOY this! I mean Molly's gonna get us out of here. All we have to do is enjoy this. Look at this place... I mean would you look at that toilet? It's the most disgusting toilet I ever saw! What if you had to pee right now?
Val: Just shut up, I DO have to go pee right now!
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Crazy Credits

After the concluding credits have rolled, Gina can be heard saying "and it's dedicated to Val and to Molly and to Killer and to CJ." See more »

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References I Walked with a Zombie (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

NEVER THOUGHT
Performed by Dan Hill
Music and Lyrics by Dan Hill
Courtesy of CBS RECORDS
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Far from a classic, but a must for Bangles fans
7 October 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

The Allnighter is mostly a vehicle for Bangle Susanna Hoffs and she does a good job with it. Hoffs in fact saves this movie, as you get the feeling if she wasn't in it the movie would be pretty hopeless and completely forgotten by now.

Somewhat derivative of many mid-to-late 1980s teen and college comedies, the plot really isn't much new, though it is fun to see the 80s fashion and hear music from that era again. Despite the weak plot, it will remind you of a time before you had to go out into the "real" world, and you can recall many of the desires and hopes put forth.

Hoffs rarely talks about this film in interviews, and critics have not been very kind to it over the years. While not up to the level of films of the same era made by people like John Hughes, The Allnighter is worth a look once, more if you like and/or remember the Bangles.


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