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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 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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Disney released this film, its second to be rated "PG" by the MPAA (the first being The Black Hole (1979)), without any mention of its involvement, in hopes that teenage audiences might be more likely to see it if they didn't know that it was a Disney picture. However, the cover art of the DVD release of the film in 2004 credits the film to Walt Disney Pictures. See more »

Goofs

When entering the hotel, the landlady is handcuffed with her hands in front of her. When they are in the hotel room, her hands are now behind her back. See more »

Quotes

Lucille: Harold, how long are you gonna keep driving around without knowing where we're going?
Harold: Barf, have you finished unscrambling those letters yet?
Barf: [finishes unscrambling letters] Fagabeefe? Haha. Fagabeefe. Hey, Melio - fagabeefe.
Harold: [shouts] *Shut up*!
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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 Starfire (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart and Soul
(uncredited)
By Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser
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What great memories!
13 December 1999 | by peace2usSee all my reviews

Well I just discovered IMDb from my twin sister, Carol. Carol and I played the "Fat Identical Twin" in Midnight Madness. We didn't have to prepare much for the fat part, that came with us, and well and the rest was natural. ;) It was our first major film role and we had a blast making it. We were 21 at the time and lived about an hour and half from The Disney Studio in Burbank and the Hollywood, California area. We grew up in front of the TV and probably some of the first generation of latch-key-kids. Twenty years later, we still have lots of fun and are still 'heavy' or what ever is politically correct these days. We don't pursue acting any more but have been know to 'come back' when the right opportunity arrives. Carol is a Chiropractor in our home town of Southern California and I am in the Information Technology field in Georgia.

I maybe bias, but I thought the film was cute, clean and fun. We knew it wasn't a master piece or an Oscar nominee, however, it was and still is a movie the whole family can watch and have fun together. It's nice not to have to worry if your young children can watch a video without having to fast forward certain parts. And no one was more exited when it was released on video as Carol and I were. Carol found it at Kmart for $6.99! Now that's an inexpensive way to capture one's memories and share it with others.

Sincerely, Betsy Lynn and Carol Gwynn; The Thompson Twins


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