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Midnight Madness (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 8 February 1980 (USA)
Leon picks college students to participate in his all night scavenger hunt. Five teams receive clues to solve leading them to the next clue site hidden in the city.




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


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 »




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Did You Know?


Alan Solomon was picked out of a crowd and given the role of "game master" Leon based solely upon his unusual looks. In real life, Solomon went on to supervise and produce a variety of game shows. See more »


Marvin and Adam refer to their yellow vehicle as a Jeep, but it's actually a Toyota Land Cruiser. See more »


Scott Larson: My brother doesn't know I exist, he didn't even remember my birthday.
Laura - Yellow Team: When's your birthday?
Scott Larson: Today.
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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 »


Referenced in Robot Chicken: Badunkadunk (2005) See more »


Don't Know Why I Came
By David Wechter and Julius Wechter
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They just don't make em' like they used to
3 May 2001 | by nincompoop-1See all my reviews

I recently found a copy of this movie on video in the $5 bin at Walmart. Naturally, because I grew up watching this movie, I now proudly own a copy. Yes, it is cliche, campy, and a little silly, but it is a lot of fun. The whole idea of a scavenger hunt around LA is awesome. Some college kids at the University of Central Florida stage a Midnight Madness of their own every year around the city of Orlando. What a shame I go to the University of South Florida in Tampa!

The movie just goes to show that you can watch a movie without gratuitous sex and violence and have a good time, even if you say to yourself, "I saw that coming!" There is something to be said for movies like this and Cannonball Run.. They just don't make em' like they used to. Gees, I sound like my mother! Happy viewing.

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