Dance 'Til Dawn (1988)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Comedy  |  23 October 1988 (USA)
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It's prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl Shelley ditches her prom and ends up spending the night with unpopular Dan; Popular ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Johnson
Mary Frann ...
Nancy Johnson
Ed Strull
Ruth Strull
Jack Lefcourt
Graham Jarvis ...


It's prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl Shelley ditches her prom and ends up spending the night with unpopular Dan; Popular guy Kevin goes out with nerdy Angela because he heard she was easy; Patrice continues to blame her boyfriend Roger for everything that doesn't go the way she wants it to. The adults also have there problems to contend with: Nancy and Larry must find out a way to patch up their marriage or get a divorce; Jack spends the night tracking down his son Dan to find out why he didn't go to the prom; and overprotective Ed and Ruth keep tabs on their daughter Angela throughout the night. Written by Pat McCurry <>

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23 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Dancing 'Til Dawn  »

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Alyssa Milano and Chris Young dated shortly while filming, according to Milano. She said that they later drifted apart. See more »


Dr. Lefcourt: You are Jack Lefcourt's boy, and the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree!
Dan: That's right, Dad. I'm an acorn.
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Silly but Fun!
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Okay, this movie was made for network television so it's quite censored for the audience anyway. This movie was made as a prom movie starring television child stars like Alyssa Milano as the cool, popular girl who ends up in a movie theater on her prom night. Tracey Gold plays the unpopular girl who gets asked out by the popular boy for prom night. Her parents are played by Kelsey Grammar and Edie McClurg. Back in the day, it was quite normal for network stars to work on television movies like this. Christina Applegate and Matthew Perry play a young couple who push too hard. Her parents are played by Mary Frann. Alan Thicke plays the father of a nerd boy who would rather be watching the stars. He manages to get together with Milano's character. While it was a sweet film, I wished that it was shown more or available. They don't make television movies or comedic movies like they used too.

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