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The Night Before (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 April 1988 (USA)
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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Tara Mitchell
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Tito
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Lisa
Morgan Lofting ...
Mom
Gwil Richards ...
Dad
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Brother
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Capt. Mitchell
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Burly Waitress
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Danny Boy
Israel Juarbe ...
Attendant (as Israel Jurabe)
Charles Grueber ...
Customer (as Charles Gruber)
Michael Strasser ...
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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 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 <sai@mit.edu>

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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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Also Known As:

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One of two theatrical feature films directed by director Thom Eberhardt that were first released in cinemas in the year of 1988. The two pictures, both comedies, were The Night Before (1988) and Without a Clue (1988). See more »

Quotes

Winston: [tries to untie Tara] What have you got to wear?
Tara: All I've got is a tube-top and a mini-skirt.
Winston: It's *better* than nothing!
Tara: Winston, tube-tops are out, and the mini-skirt is vinyl.
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Soundtracks

I Smell Trouble
Written by Don D. Robey (as D. Robey)
Performed by Ike & Tina Turner
Courtesy of MCA Records
Published by Duchess Music Corp. (MCA) (BMI)
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Keanu steps out
1 April 2004 | by (Dubai) – See all my reviews

My fondest memory of this film is of watching Reeves and Laughlin dance to George Clinton's "Baby Boy." Reeves, apparently, really is a ballroom dancer, and he is elegance itself in this sequence--right up to the moment when he slips on a wet spot on the floor and falls into a table. The rest of the film is a pleasant diversion, without giving the brainpan much of a workout. It builds humorously enough on its premise--that a cheerleader can learn to love a nerd--then cruises to its inevitable conclusion. Of course, it helps when the nerd is as handsome as Keanu Reeves. Look for Tiny Lister in a small role as the bartender who slips Reeves a mickey. This one has a great soundtrack, by the way, and it demonstrates once again that Reeves is underused as a romantic lead.


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