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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 1998. The two pictures, both comedies, were The Night Before (1988) and Without a Clue (1988). See more »

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Winston: You know what you are? YOU are an egotistical, self-centered, little BRAT!
Tara: That's terrific!
[Bumps into guy on stairway]
Tara: Excuse me, sir. Now if you'll both pardon me, sir. Do you win over a lot of girls this way, Winston?
[Still can't get past the guy]
Tara: I'm sorry, sir, we'll be out of your way in just one moment.
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Last Night
Written by Floyd Newman (as F. Newman), Gilbert Caple (as G. Caple), Charles Axton (as C. Axton),
Jerry Lee 'Smoochy' Smith (as J. Smith) and Chips Moman (as C. Moman)
Performed by The Mar-Keys
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Irving Music Inc. (BMI)
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G-rated Teen-sexploitation
21 April 2004 | by (The San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

A fairly good film with no real flaws. The film explores the misadventures of a prom couple winding up on the wrong side of the tracks. Think "Sixteen Candles" meets "After Hours" but sanitized for mainstream viewing. White slavery, drugs, grand theft, assault and armed robbery... it's all here, but presented in a way that keeps the spirit of those topics alive without being vulgar.

A good watch, but if you're viewing it expecting explicit scenes and jokes, then you're in for a letdown. A mildly funny film that takes a look at L.A.'s underworld through perspective of a teenage couple.

There's nothing deep about this film, but it's likable all the same, as most good hearted comedies are. There're a couple of tangentially suggestive scenes, but nothing that would prove offensive to the mainstream viewer. The comedy is light here and there, and pretty smart; it's not spoon fed to the audience.

A definite thumbs up for some light viewing.


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