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The Allnighter (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 1 May 1987 (USA)
A Southern California coed parties with her roommates and flirts with a surfer next door.

Director:

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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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

Killer: Love means never having to say you're loaded.
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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

The Girl in a Sweater
Performed by the Hard-Ons
Music and Lyrics by the Hard-Ons
Courtesy of BIG TIME RECORDS
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This 'AllNighter' makes it hard to keep your eyes open...
17 December 2017 | by Howlin WolfSee all my reviews

80's higher education ennui... Like a strange cross between "Reality Bites" and "Adventures in Babysitting" (yet nowhere near as good as either).

Aside from Susanna Hoffs in her underwear, Pam Grier's late single scene cameo is pretty much the only entertaining or amusing thing about it... Otherwise, it's thoroughly mediocre!


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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