The Night Before (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  15 April 1988 (USA)
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Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor does he know where in Los Angeles he is or why he is wearing a beat-up tuxedo. Through... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tara Mitchell
Morgan Lofting ...
Gwil Richards ...
Chris Hebert ...
Michael Greene ...
Capt. Mitchell
Burly Waitress
Danny Boy
Israel Juarbe ...
Attendant (as Israel Jurabe)
Charles Grueber ...
Customer (as Charles Gruber)
Michael Strasser ...
Tuff #1
Tuff #2


Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor does he know where in Los Angeles he is or why he is wearing a beat-up tuxedo. Through a series of flashbacks, he remembers that he was sidetracked on his way to the prom the night before. In the meantime, he has to figure out what happened to his wallet, his car keys, his date, and why a pimp named "Tito" wants him dead. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <>

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You lost your father's car. Sold your prom date. And a guy named 'Tito' wants you dead.




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15 April 1988 (USA)  »

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As xehasoume ti nyhta ekeini  »

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Dylan McDermott auditioned for the role of Winston Connelly. See more »


Winston: I was supposed to have her home by midnight, and instead, I sold her to a pimp!
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A great 'lose yourself' movie. Makes you wonder!
12 January 2004 | by (Manchester, U.K) – See all my reviews

Being that this is my first ever review it is strange that I've picked this particular little 80's treasure!

Now, Keanu Reeves. Not many people rate him as an actor. That much is clear by reading some of the other reviews of this movie (and others of his). Early in his career he starred in this movie about a regular 'geeky' guy who wants the cream of the crop. Miss-High-School-Cheer-Leader-Drop-Dead-Gorgeous-Thing!

Well, he manages to somehow get her on a date. In fact he gets her to go the prom! (No spoilers)

He wakes up in a strange place. Doesn't know what's going on and that's this movie's premise. He wakes up in a dead end place. His date GONE. Keys to a car that's no longer there... He has to find out where his date went? THEN find out why he sold her! And then find the Pimp he sold her to!? Now if that don't make you want to buy/rent this film I don't know what will!

This flick is really great guys honestly. Check it out! It's also a very dark kinda movie in places. Strange and weird. Well directed. Be sure to check out Lori Loughlin. She is truly gorgeous in this film! And Keanu is FUNNY!!!

"Let me tell you a little something' about Tito... The man... is DUMB!"

  • classic.

Watch it and/or pray it comes available on DVD/Blu Ray in USA or UK!!

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