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Prom Night (1980)

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director:

Paul Lynch

Writers:

William Gray (screenplay), Robert Guza Jr. (from a story by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Mr. Hammond
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Kim
Casey Stevens Casey Stevens ... Nick
Anne-Marie Martin ... Wendy (as Eddie Benton)
Antoinette Bower ... Mrs. Hammond
Michael Tough ... Alex
Robert A. Silverman ... Sykes (as Robert Silverman)
Pita Oliver Pita Oliver ... Vicki
David Mucci ... Lou
Jeff Wincott ... Drew
Mary Beth Rubens ... Kelly (as Marybeth Rubens)
George Touliatos ... McBride
Melanie Morse MacQuarrie Melanie Morse MacQuarrie ... Henri-Anne
David Gardner David Gardner ... Dr. Fairchild
Joy Thompson Joy Thompson ... Jude
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Storyline

For six long years, Hamilton High School seniors Kelly Lynch, Jude Cunningham, Wendy Richards and Nick McBride have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond the day her broken body was discovered near an abandoned convent. The foursome kept secret of how they taunted Robin - backed her into a corner until, frightened, she stood on a window ledge... and fell to her death. Though an accident, the then-twelve-year-olds feared they would be held responsible and vowed never to tell. But someone else was there that day... watching, and now, that someone is ready to exact murderous revenge on prom night. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There's a special night in the lives of all of us. A night to be beautiful. To be desirable. A night we can break all the rules and make our own. Prom night. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror en la noche de graduación See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,796,236
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brock Simpson is the only actor who appeared in all four Prom Night movies. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Lt. McBride as he and Nick leave their apartment, and also in the final scene, McBride's hair is noticeably shorter and in a different style to the way it appears throughout the rest of the film. See more »

Quotes

Jude: Why don't we do it on the Bluff?
Slick: On the Bluff?
Jude: Come on, it'll be fantastic!
Slick: I don't know... I think I need another joint.
Jude: I think so, too.
[giddy]
Jude: Follow me!
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Alternate Versions

Finnish video release was cut by 14 min. 48 sec. in 1983 and still got K18 rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Time to Turn Around
By Paul Zaza and Carl Zitter
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User Reviews

A note about the disco music...
14 July 2000 | by twnycSee all my reviews

Granted, as a horror movie, Prom Night does not succeed (half of the "horror" is obscured by terrible cinematography and lighting, you're kind of guessing what's going on as if it's an abstract painting or something...), but, for disco fans this movie is truly unique. Yes, by 1980 disco as mainstream was pretty much dead, it "sucked." But for anyone who has never lost their like for disco music and enjoys discovering the nostalgia of it all, Prom Night offers something interesting. For anyone who really knows disco (I know, scary thought...) you'll recognize the music as a blatant ripoff of Patrick Hernandez' "Born to be Alive" which was immensely popular by 1980. And also I think it's pretty creative to have the movie's disco love-theme titled, "Love Me Till I Die" playing during the final stalking/killing scene..I mean, come on, it's cheesy but so brilliant! My only question: does a soundtrack exist on vinyl, cassette or CD? I'd love to have it!


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