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Midnight Madness (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 8 February 1980 (USA)
Leon planned "the great all-nighter" by picking college students to participate in an all-night long scavenger hunt. The 5 teams are given clues to solve, leading them to the next clue, ... 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 ... 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 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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Leon planned "the great all-nighter" by picking college students to participate in an all-night long scavenger hunt. The 5 teams are given clues to solve, leading them to the next clue, hidden throughout the city. Making his film debut; Michael J. Fox, as Scott, the younger brother. Written by Evan Shenkman <ejs15@cornell.edu>

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The most fun you'll ever have...in the dark See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The All-Night Treasure Hunt See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,900,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,900,000
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael J. Fox and Eddie Deezen both worked with "the two Bobs": Writer and Director Robert Zemeckis, Writer and Producer Bob Gale, and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg. Deezen worked with them in I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) (which the two Bobs wrote, Spielberg produced, and Zemeckis directed) and 1941 (1979) (written by the two Bobs and directed by Spielberg). Michael J. Fox would work with Zemeckis, Gale, and Spielberg on Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989), and Back to the Future Part III (1990). 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

Leon: See you at the finish line... wherever that may be.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Game (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight Madness
By David Wechter and Julius Wechter
Sung by Donna Fein
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More Cheesy '80s Appeal
28 July 2006 | by ReelCheeseSee all my reviews

It doesn't quite deserve the disproportionate number of "10" votes it's received on this web site, but "Midnight Madness" is still a lot of fun. The eccentric Leon (Alan Solomon) organizes a cross-city scavenger hunt for five groups of college students ranging from nerds and jocks to babes and good guys. Each team must decipher a series of clues ("Mr. Carson's obese male child" leads to Johnny's Fat Boy Restaurant, and so on) before racing to the next location to do it again, all the while battling some occasional dirty tricks from rivals. The actual laughs few and far between, but you can't deny "Midnight Madness" carries heaps of cheesy '80s appeal. Look for Michael J. Fox (billed without the middle initial) in his film debut.


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