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The Night Before (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 April 1988 (USA)
A popular beauty surprisingly asks a nerd to take her to the prom. He wakes up hours later in a sleazy alley. She's missing but he remembers nothing about it.

Director:

Thom Eberhardt

Writers:

Thom Eberhardt, Gregory Scherick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Winston Connelly
Lori Loughlin ... Tara Mitchell
Theresa Saldana ... Rhonda
Trinidad Silva ... Tito
Suzanne Snyder ... Lisa
Morgan Lofting Morgan Lofting ... Mom
Gwil Richards Gwil Richards ... Dad
Chris Hebert ... Brother
Michael Greene Michael Greene ... Capt. Mitchell
Pamela Gordon ... Burly Waitress
David Sherrill ... Danny Boy
Israel Juarbe Israel Juarbe ... Attendant (as Israel Jurabe)
Charles Grueber Charles Grueber ... Customer (as Charles Gruber)
Michael Strasser Michael Strasser ... Tuff #1
Ned Bellamy ... Tuff #2
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Storyline

Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor does he know where in Los Angeles he is or why he is wearing a beat-up tuxedo. Through a series of flashbacks, he remembers that he was sidetracked on his way to the prom the night before. In the meantime, he has to figure out what happened to his wallet, his car keys, his date, and why a pimp named "Tito" wants him dead. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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You lost your father's car. Sold your prom date. And a guy named 'Tito' wants you dead.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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One of two theatrical feature films directed by director Thom Eberhardt that were first released in cinemas in the year of 1988. The two pictures, both comedies, were The Night Before (1988) and Without a Clue (1988). See more »

Quotes

Winston: You know what you are? YOU are an egotistical, self-centered, little BRAT!
Tara: That's terrific!
[Bumps into guy on stairway]
Tara: Excuse me, sir. Now if you'll both pardon me, sir. Do you win over a lot of girls this way, Winston?
[Still can't get past the guy]
Tara: I'm sorry, sir, we'll be out of your way in just one moment.
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Danny Boy
Written and Performed by Mark Davis
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Interesting, fun film
13 August 2003 | by ShackyWackSee all my reviews

I caught this movie on a pay channel over 10 years ago. It begins with a very young Keanu Reeves waking up in an alleyway after a night of heavy drinking. He is wearing a dirty prom tuxedo with no memory of what he did with his prom date. The film unfolds in a series of clue searching and memory flashbacks in which Reeves slowly pieces together exactly what happened.

To my pleasant surprise, I found myself totally engrossed in the film within the first 5 minutes! At the time, I had no idea who Keanu Reeves was, so my interest in the movie was totally unbiased by his fame.

I truly enjoyed this movie for just what it was...a fun movie to watch. Nothing too deep or meaningful here.

I especially enjoyed the cameo by George Clinton.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night Before See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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