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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 »
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80s Teen Frenzy 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?

Alyssa Milano and Chris Young dated shortly while filming, according to Milano. She said that they later drifted apart.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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References A Clockwork Orange (1971)See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
80s Teen Frenzy, 17 August 1999
Author: Pat McCurry ( from Wilton, NH

Motion picture companies weren't the only one's cashing in on the success of teen films. NBC tried it's hand at it as well. Some of the films included High School USA with Michael J. Fox, Poison Ivy once again with Fox, Combat High with Keith Gordon, Class Cruise with Billy Warlock, Crash Course with a host of many teen stars, and this little teen gem called Dance 'til Dawn.

This film is not bad at all. It has many of the teen stars from the 80s and early 90s. Many notable adult stars make appearances as well, such as Alan Thicke and Kelsey Grammar. So that makes the film a watchable and enjoyable experience. Unlike many failed made for TV movie comedies, this one has lots of charm and heart. The writing is well done for a teen flick. I must've laughed lots during the film. I remember seeing this back in high school and 11 years later I still love it.

By the way, here is a little bit of fascinating trivia. Some of the music for the film was written and performed by 80s one hit wonder Michael Sembello ("Maniac"). I didn't know that until the movie was on again this past weekend. Billy Morrisette makes a small appearance as a kid who works in the video store.

NBC of course doesn't make TV movie teen comedies like this anymore. Still, if you can find this one in the video store by all means, give it a try. You can see what the Hollywood version of a high school prom is like.

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