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Dance 'Til Dawn (1988)

Unrated | | Comedy | TV Movie 23 October 1988
It's prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl Shelley ditches her prom and ends up spending the night with unpopular Dan; Popular ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Schneider

Writers:

Andrew Guerdat, Steve Kreinberg (as Steven Kreinberg)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Applegate ... Patrice Johnson
Tempestt Bledsoe ... Margaret
Brian Bloom ... Kevin McCrea
Cliff De Young ... Larry Johnson
Mary Frann ... Nancy Johnson
Tracey Gold ... Angela Strull
Kelsey Grammer ... Ed Strull
Edie McClurg ... Ruth Strull
Alyssa Milano ... Shelley Sheridan
Matthew Perry ... Roger
Alan Thicke ... Jack Lefcourt
Chris Young ... Dan Lefcourt
Molly Cheek
Graham Jarvis ... Fred
Candice Azzara ... Florist
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It's prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl Shelley ditches her prom and ends up spending the night with unpopular Dan; Popular guy Kevin goes out with nerdy Angela because he heard she was easy; Patrice continues to blame her boyfriend Roger for everything that doesn't go the way she wants it to. The adults also have their problems to contend with: Nancy and Larry must find out a way to patch up their marriage or get a divorce; Jack spends the night tracking down his son Dan to find out why he didn't go to the prom; and overprotective Ed and Ruth keep tabs on their daughter Angela throughout the night. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the actors were from sitcoms that were popular during that time. See more »

Goofs

When Dan and Shelley are driving around town, it looks like two different people inside of the car. See more »

Quotes

Wallace: Hey, I've got studs on my shirt. You know what that makes me, don't you?
Kevin McCrea: Yeah... a jerk.
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Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Groove Line
Written by Rod Temperton
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Silly but Fun!
6 December 2009 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Okay, this movie was made for network television so it's quite censored for the audience anyway. This movie was made as a prom movie starring television child stars like Alyssa Milano as the cool, popular girl who ends up in a movie theater on her prom night. Tracey Gold plays the unpopular girl who gets asked out by the popular boy for prom night. Her parents are played by Kelsey Grammar and Edie McClurg. Back in the day, it was quite normal for network stars to work on television movies like this. Christina Applegate and Matthew Perry play a young couple who push too hard. Her parents are played by Mary Frann. Alan Thicke plays the father of a nerd boy who would rather be watching the stars. He manages to get together with Milano's character. While it was a sweet film, I wished that it was shown more or available. They don't make television movies or comedic movies like they used too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dancing 'Til Dawn See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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