Midnight Madness

1980

Midnight Madness

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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.

Cast

David Naughton
as Adam Larson
Brad Wilkin
as Lavitas
Irene Tedrow
as Mrs. Grimhaus
Sal Lopez
as Blade
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
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 Volstad
as Bellboy
Dick Winslow
as Tourist
Paula Victor
as Cashier
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Critic Reviews for Midnight Madness

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1) | Rotten (3)

  • It's a pleasant, well-meaning little comedy, and it's obviously trying for the same kind of innocent, sophomoric humor that was so charming in "Junior High School." But it just doesn't have the same magic.

    Nov 13, 2004 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • 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).

    Jun 14, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Midnight Madness

  • Sep 06, 2010
    A fun college themed movie, one of the best from 1980. The story deals with a scavenger hunt, so it's both a comedy and an adventure. I loved it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2008
    A very simple but fun movie that the whole family can enjoy. Severeal recognizable faces, but the acting at times was way over thw top. The interaction between the members of the blue team was hilarious and at times I could not stop laughing at their antics.
    Ken D Super Reviewer
  • Feb 19, 2007
    an awful, cheesy mess...i couldn't stand it when i was 12 & then had an awful flashback about it in college...don't waste your time
    Cindy C Super Reviewer

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