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The Allnighter (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 1 May 1987 (USA)
Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she's found.... See full summary »

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Tamar Simon Hoffs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susanna Hoffs ... Molly Morrison
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Val
Joan Cusack ... Gina
John Terlesky ... C.J
James Shanta James Shanta ... Killer (as James Anthony Shanta)
Michael Ontkean ... Mickey
Pam Grier ... Sgt. McLeesh
Phil Brock ... Brad
Kaaren Lee ... Connie Alvarez
Janelle Brady ... Mary Lou
Meshach Taylor ... Hotel Detective Philip
Will Seltzer Will Seltzer ... Hotel Detective Ted
Denise Dumont Denise Dumont ... Julie
Mary Petrie Mary Petrie ... Anna
Kelly Lynn Gitter ... Nancy (as Kelly Lynn Pushkin)
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Storyline

Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she's found. Gina is too busy videotaping everything to really notice. When the final party at Pacifica College kicks off, things don't go exactly as planned. Written by Lars Skogan

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Taglines:

Who says you can't do it all in one night?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cutting Loose See more »

Filming Locations:

Whittier, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,700,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song from the film's trailer is "The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades" by the band Timbuk 3. Curiously, the star of the movie, Susanna Hoffs, is a co-founder of another cult 80s band, The Bangles. See more »

Quotes

Val: Gina?
Gina: Yeah?
Val: What... what time do you think it is now?
Gina: It's time to ask about Brad again!
Val: Oh just FINE! FINE!
Gina: No, I don't mean that. I just mean, just ENJOY this! I mean Molly's gonna get us out of here. All we have to do is enjoy this. Look at this place... I mean would you look at that toilet? It's the most disgusting toilet I ever saw! What if you had to pee right now?
Val: Just shut up, I DO have to go pee right now!
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Crazy Credits

After the concluding credits have rolled, Gina can be heard saying "and it's dedicated to Val and to Molly and to Killer and to CJ." See more »

Alternate Versions

The version released in Japan is ruromred to contain a extra scene were Gina talks to Val abought shooting her video. See more »

Connections

References I Walked with a Zombie (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE
Performed by Peter Hix
Music by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
Arranged by Charles Bernstein
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Bad Acting, Bad Script, Bad Film
4 November 2003 | by Meredith-7See all my reviews

I was interested to see Susannah Hoffs in an acting role, however, it was made abundantly clear early in the film that she could not act, but then neither could most of the "performers" in this film. This is the worst of it's kind, the characters are dull & one dimensional, the sub-plots are ridiculous & worst of all it's just not entertaining. It's so bad that it is bad (and could never be good/bad), the filmmakers made it hard to care for the characters early in the film & you will be begging for them to disappear into oblivion by the end of this poor excuse at "grad humour". Stay Away!


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