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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 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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Storyline

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 there 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:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alyssa Milano and Chris Young dated shortly while filming, according to Milano. She said that they later drifted apart. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Margaret: What about Top Gun?
Angela: Oh yeah, my parents wouldn't let me see that one. What's it about?
Margaret: Tom Cruise!
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Connections

References Top Gun (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Written by Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil
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This is the movie some of my childhood memories are made of.
20 December 2005 | by rsaunders-3See all my reviews

This was my absolute favorite movie as a young teen. We taped it on our VCR and my sister and I watched it so much, and drove my mom so crazy with it, that my mom actually had to take it away from us.

We pretty much had it memorized line for line...and when we quoted it, even stretched out our words when Margaret is talking to the guy in the video store...because our tape was so used it stretched out and slurred the words.

We still refer to the movie sometimes. In fact, I know that we have some lingo that we use that came from the movie. I don't think I go through a fast food drive-through without remembering Shelly and Dan at the drive-through ordering all that food. It's a movie that has just really stuck with me as I've grown up.

I'm 30 now and just ordered the DVD and can't wait to see it again -- it'll be like a reunion with old friends!!!


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