ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
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The Perfect Date 

16-year-old student is convinced his upcoming date with the school prom queen will be the perfect date. However it turns out to be anything but the perfect date.

Director:

Kristoffer Tabori (as Kristoffer Siegel-Tabori)

Writer:

Josef Anderson
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Murphy Richard Murphy ... Stephen Sanders
Lycia Naff ... Bernice Sherman
James Sutorius ... Mr. Sanders
Marnie Mosiman Marnie Mosiman ... Mrs. Sanders
Jason Kristofer ... Carl (as Jason Kristopher)
Alison Elliott ... Cindy
Terri Ivens ... Iola
Emily Schulman Emily Schulman ... Anna
James Calvert ... Dewey (as Jim Calvert)
Todd Bryant ... Jimbo
Réal Andrews
Charles Hallahan ... Wrecker
Will Smith ... Hawker
Alyson Sullivan ... Fawn (as Alyson Kiperman)
Art LaFleur
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16-year-old student is convinced his upcoming date with the school prom queen will be the perfect date. However it turns out to be anything but the perfect date.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Will Smith's acting TV debut. See more »

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Hilarious short film about one crazy night out
1 April 2003 | by j1977See all my reviews

Sadly, this wonderful short film will never see the light of day again, since its broadcast on Showtime in 1990. Besides being the film debut of Will Smith, who has a small part as a T-shirt vendor, "Perfect Date" is a comically resonant story about a guy who gets dumped by his girlfriend. In his mopey state, Steve runs into a girl who is dumped by her boyfriend, of course the two dumpees are perfect for each other, but first they stumble into one disastrous situation after another. It's very reminiscent of such 80s comedies as "Sixteen Candles" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", and it's nice to see characters who are smart and really talk to each other. I've seen this film several times in re-run on Showtime, but it's probably hard to catch again these days, who knows maybe they'll release it on video to cash in on Will Smith's fame. If they do, it's worth the watch.


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