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Midnight Madness (1980)

Leon planned "The Great Allnighter" by picking college students to participate in his night long scavenger hunt. The five teams, each designated by colors: white (nerds who hate green), ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Naughton ... Adam - Yellow Team Leader
Debra Clinger ... Laura - Yellow Team
Joel Kenney Joel Kenney ... Flynch - Yellow Team (as Joel P. Kenney)
David Damas David Damas ... Marvin - Yellow Team
Michael J. Fox ... Scott - Yellow Team
Stephen Furst ... Harold - Blue Team Leader
Patricia Alice Albrecht Patricia Alice Albrecht ... Lucille - Blue Team
Andy Tennant ... Melio - Blue Team
Brian Frishman ... Barf - Blue Team
Sal Lopez ... Blade - Blue Team
Maggie Roswell ... Donna - Red Team Leader
Robyn Petty Robyn Petty ... Berle - Red Team
Betsy Lynn Thompson Betsy Lynn Thompson ... Peggy - Red Team
Carol Gwynn Thompson Carol Gwynn Thompson ... Lulu - Red Team
Eddie Deezen ... Wesley - White Team Leader
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Storyline

Leon planned "The Great Allnighter" by picking college students to participate in his night long scavenger hunt. The five teams, each designated by colors: white (nerds who hate green), green (meat machine who hate red), red (sorority sisters who hate green), yellow (good guys who play fair), and blue (cheaters who hate yellow) are given clues to solve, leading them to the next clue site hidden in the city. Michael J. Fox plays Scott, the younger brother, in his movie debut. Written by Evan Shenkman <ejs15@cornell.edu>

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A Wacky College Adventure See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The All-Night Treasure Hunt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

David Naughton and Stephen Furst were in two movies directed by John Landis. Naughton starred in An American Werewolf in London (1981). Stephen Furst appeared in Animal House (1978). Landis had also directed Paul Reubens in The Blues Brothers (1980). Landis and Eddie Deezen were also in the Steven Spielberg film 1941 (1979). See more »

Goofs

When the green team smashes the plastic beer pitchers together in a toast and they break we hear the sound of glass breaking. Also, the pitcher Dirk Blocker is holding was empty in the previous shot. When was it filled up again? See more »

Quotes

Melio: Ha! It's easy!
Harold: Well, what is it?
Melio: It's like a lookout off a cliff or something.
Melio: It means Cherry Point.
Harold: How'd you get that?
Melio: Well, there's one of a chair... that's a chair. One of an 'E'... that's an 'E'. One of a pin... that's a point. Chair-E-Point: Cherry Point.
Harold: What about the ball?
[Melio knocks the ball off the table]
Harold: [shouts] You idiot!
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Crazy Credits

Michael J. Fox is listed as Michael Fox in the opening credits and Michael J. Fox in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Features Speed Freak (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Know Why I Came
By David Wechter and Julius Wechter
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Midnight Madness . . . is gonna get to you!
27 July 2004 | by InvasionofPALsSee all my reviews

Somewhere in the dark recesses of my brain cells a song plays in my head. I can't forget it no matter how hard I try. It's MIDNIGHT MADNESS and it's gonna get to you! Wish i could find a copy of this on a 45rpm record. Five disparate teams head out one night in L.A. for a scavenger hunt for clues instead of physical objects. An unkempt game-master with two gorgeous assistants is the mastermind of all this insanity that's about to be unleashed on L.A. All the teams are stereotypes (this movie being from 1980, before political correctness screwed everything up): the "good guys", the "nerds" led by Eddie Deezen, the dumb beer-loving "jocks", the "we-don't-need-a-man-type ladies", especially the redhead. The giggling twins are a scream, too. And finally, the "bad guys" with Stephen Furst as the leader. Furst is hilarious as the overweight slob Harold, whose attempt to use a computer to decipher the various clues leads to a gooey mess. Movies like this aren't made anymore. These days, movies have to have an "edginess" to them with some dark characters and other nonsense. Go back to the days when the "good guys" led by David Naughton were still good and not hopelessly conflicted. So dump all serious pretensions and go back to 1980. It's MIDNIGHT MADNESS . . .


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