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Writers (WGA):
Andrew Guerdat (written by) &
Steve Kreinberg (written by)
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Release Date:
23 October 1988 (USA) See more »
It's prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl... See more » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
More than just a teen comedy See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christina Applegate ... Patrice Johnson

Tempestt Bledsoe ... Margaret

Brian Bloom ... Kevin McCrea

Cliff De Young ... Larry Johnson
Mary Frann ... Nancy Johnson

Tracey Gold ... Angela Strull

Kelsey Grammer ... Ed Strull

Edie McClurg ... Ruth Strull

Alyssa Milano ... Shelley Sheridan

Matthew Perry ... Roger

Alan Thicke ... Jack Lefcourt

Chris Young ... Dan Lefcourt

Molly Cheek

Graham Jarvis ... Fred

Candice Azzara ... Florist
Hannah Cutrona ... Lori

Bradley Gregg ... Doug
Haynes Thigpen ... Wallace
Michelle La Sean Simms ... Marina

Billy Morrissette ... Salesboy

Lewis Arquette ... Pawnbroker

Kitty Swink ... Caterer

John Apicella ... Waiter
Christopher Carroll ... Maitre d'
Dick Rudolph ... D.J. (as R.J. Rudolph)
Arell Blanton ... Cop

Robert Arthur ... Reverand (sic)
Brent Chalem ... Tubby
Robert Dunlap ... Carl
Erica Gayle ... Kerry

David Glasser ... Kid #1
Chris Hebert ... Kid #2

Susan Mullen ... Linda

Ron Perkins ... Photographer
John DiSanti ... Chauffeur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlin Hadlock ... Granddaughter (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Schneider 
Writing credits
Andrew Guerdat (written by) &
Steve Kreinberg (written by) (as Steven Kreinberg)

Produced by
Jayne Bieber .... associate producer
Louis G. Friedman .... associate producer
Whitney Green .... producer
Frank Konigsberg .... executive producer
Larry Sanitsky .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Stevan Larner 
Film Editing by
Scott K. Wallace  (as Scott Wallace)
Casting by
Susan Bluestein 
Judith Weiner 
Production Design by
William J. Cassidy  (as William Cassidy)
Art Direction by
Sam Gross 
Costume Design by
Taryn De Chellis 
Makeup Department
Deborah Figuly .... makeup artist
Bill Myer .... assistant makeup artist
Candace Neal .... hair stylist
Barbara O'Neill .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Whitney Green .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carey Dietrich .... second assistant director
Peter B. Kowalski .... second assistant director
Paul Moen .... first assistant director
Jeff Rafner .... second second assistant director (as Jeff E. Rafner)
Art Department
Bruce E. Kasson .... property master (as Bruce Kasson)
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser (uncredited)
Kurt V. Hulett .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
James L. Aicholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... post-production sound
John L. Mack .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Mack)
Mark Ulano .... sound mixer
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator (uncredited)
Steve Kelso .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Duffield .... key grip
Owen Marsh .... camera operator
Anna Myers .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Betsy Cohen .... casting associate
Ellen Lubin Sanitsky .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Steve Hicke .... costumer
Patricia Wolfe .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter
Alex Olivares .... assistant editor
Music Department
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Dick Rudolph .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
James Thornsberry .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Kimberly Edwards .... production auditor
Randy Lovelady .... production assistant
Taman McCall .... location manager
Caroline Sax .... script supervisor
Janet Lee Siegel .... production coordinator (as Janet Siegel)
Sandra Vaughan .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Netherlands:AL | USA:Unrated (Parental Discretion)

Did You Know?

Matthew Perry and Christina Applegate would later star together in his sitcom "Friends" (1994).See more »
"Red Hot" Ruth Strull:Hey, I remember you! Look, Ed, it's the weenie!
Ed "Wild Man" Strull:Hey, Weenie, how's it going?
Dr. Lefcourt:I'm a doctor now. It's *Dr.* Weenie - I mean, Dr. Lefcourt.
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Movie Connections:
References Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
More than just a teen comedy, 8 April 2002
Author: TVholic from New York

When I first saw this one late night on a local station, I was already much too old for its target audience. Yet I couldn't help but be drawn into this world. Yes, the kids were somewhat stereotyped and unrealistic. But my own prom was never this much fun. Not to mention a cast that was a Who's Who of late '80s sitcoms from all four networks of the time.

Cut to today, fourteen years after the movie premiered. Hens Tooth Video's new DVD is spartan, with no special features whatsoever, but with a nicely sharp picture. And I'm pulled right back into it. Something has changed now. I'm even older, but it still speaks to me. Then it hits me. I'm not only wishing I was young again, I'm also thinking like the parents in this film, whose age I have, alas, reached. I sympathize with them and all their troubles. They no longer seem simply the addled adults. In the final scene at Huds, we see how the experiences of their own youth shaped and misshaped their adult lives. And in truth, not many of us weren't badly messed up as kids. The movie feels more balanced, now that I've seen it from both sides.

So don't just dismiss this as a lightweight teen flick. It has something for everyone - the young, the old and the young at heart.

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