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Midnight Madness (1980)

Midnight Madness (1980)





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The crux of this limited, juvenile comedy is a complex game that begins at midnight and ends by morning. Of main interest is the fact that a young Michael J. Fox plays one of the students involved in the game. Leon (Alan Solomon) has spent a year creating the game and practically needs that long to convince his fellow students to play it. Eventually he wins out, and the various teams of classic stereotypes -- the nerd, the well-groomed hero, the obnoxious sorority sister, the easily duped freshman, and others -- all converge on Los Angeles at midnight. Their treks take them through the Griffith Observatory which because of those odd hours astronomers keep, could conceivably be open. Other locales are interestingly open too, apparently Los Angeles never sleeps.
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David Naughton
as Adam Larson
Eddie Deezen
as Wesley
Brad Wilkin
as Lavitas
Stephen Furst
as Harold
Irene Tedrow
as Mrs. Grimhaus
Joel Kenney
as Flynch
Marvin Katzoff
as Dobster #1
Dirk Blocker
as Blaylak
Curt Ayers
as Armpit
Kirsten Baker
as Sunshine
Charlie Brill
as Tennant #1
Loretta Tupper
as Elderly Lady
David Shelley
as Harold's Father
Marvin Kaplan
as Bonaventure Desk Clerk
Bert Williams
as Security Captain
Arthur Adams
as Police Sergeant
Elven Havard
as Cop #2
Ernie Fuentes
as Miniature Golf Dad
Pilar del Rey
as Miniature Golf Mom
Georgia Schmidt
as Old Lady In Car
Don Maxwell
as Bratty Kid's Dad
Paul Reubens
as Pinball Proprietor
John Voldstad
as Bellboy
Dick Winslow
as Tourist
Paula Victor
as Cashier
Tony Salome
as Irving
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Critic Reviews for Midnight Madness

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Bobagem descartável que traz, como grande atrativo, o fato de ter marcado a estréia de Michael J. Fox no Cinema (e de ter emperrado a carreira de seus dois jovens diretores, até então considerados promissores).

June 14, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Midnight Madness


Disney tries its hand at college humor, but it's a disaster. Midnight Madness reeks of stupidity. (First and only viewing - 1/9/2011)

Adam R
Adam R

Eagle...Egypt...Easter Bunny... Easter Parade!! M-E-A-T M-A-C-H-I-N-E...Meat Machine! Meat Machine!

Courtney Wymer
Courtney Wymer

Midnight Madness has been a favorite movie of mine since I was a kid. Ever since seeing this movie, I have thought it would be so awesome to compete in a game like The Great Allnighter. The story here is so cool and I love how they figure out the clues and progress to each place, especially when they show the different teams solving the riddles and cut from group to group as if they are finishing each others sentences. I also really like how each team has their own identity and how each of the team members fit this and add to it. The acting here is pretty good and it's fun to watch Michael J. Fox in such an early role and so young. I highly recommend that everyone sees this movie.

Greg Prather
Greg Prather

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