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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 »

Director:

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

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

A slightly different take on the Where The Boys Are theme. This stars Susanna Hoffs, lead singer of 80's girl 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

Footage on Gina's camera of the characters partaking in various activities is shown throughout the end credits. 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

Salsa Verde
Performed by Louis Gutierrez (as Louis & Clark) and Michael Gurley (as Louis & Clark)
Music and Lyrics by Louis Gutierrez and Michael Gurley (as M. Clark Gurley)
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Far from a classic, but a must for Bangles fans
7 October 2001 | by Hessian499See all my reviews

The Allnighter is mostly a vehicle for Bangle Susanna Hoffs and she does a good job with it. Hoffs in fact saves this movie, as you get the feeling if she wasn't in it the movie would be pretty hopeless and completely forgotten by now.

Somewhat derivative of many mid-to-late 1980s teen and college comedies, the plot really isn't much new, though it is fun to see the 80s fashion and hear music from that era again. Despite the weak plot, it will remind you of a time before you had to go out into the "real" world, and you can recall many of the desires and hopes put forth.

Hoffs rarely talks about this film in interviews, and critics have not been very kind to it over the years. While not up to the level of films of the same era made by people like John Hughes, The Allnighter is worth a look once, more if you like and/or remember the Bangles.


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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,419,581, 3 May 1987

Gross USA:

$2,700,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,700,000
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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