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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 overview, first billed only:
John Terlesky ...
James Shanta ...
Killer (as James Anthony Shanta)
Sgt. McLeesh
Kaaren Lee ...
Connie Alvarez
Janelle Brady ...
Mary Lou
Hotel Detective Philip
Will Seltzer ...
Hotel Detective Ted
Denise Dumont ...
Mary Petrie ...
Nancy (as Kelly Lynn Pushkin)


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?


Comedy | Romance


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

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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A slightly different take on the Where The Boys Are theme. This stars Susanna Hoffs, lead singer of 80's girl band, The Bangles. See more »


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 »


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


Performed by Louis Gutierrez (as Louis & Clark) and Michael Gurley (as Louis & Clark)
Music and Lyrics by Louis Gutierrez and Michael Gurley (as M. Clark Gurley)
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funny, relaxing movie
15 February 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Okay, this might not be an award winning movie but it's sure worth watching! Love the scenery, the eighties style and the obligated happy ending of course! Sometimes it even made me wish I was there! A prep school in a tropical location, lots of pretty people, fun beach parties and lots of cocktails. And hey, mustn't it be wonderful to have a student house at the beach? Susanna did not act that bad and Joan Cusack is her own funny self of course! I saw this movie when I was a teenager, about 15 years ago and loved every second of it, even watched it more than once! Maybe you don't need any brains to understand this movie but must life always be so serious? It most certainly is NOT boring, just watch it with a big bag of popcorn and have fun!

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