Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness

Director: Michael Nankin, David Wechter Cast: David Naughton, Debra Clinger


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2004
UPC: 0786936233711
Original Release: 1980
Rating: PG
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 21,276

Special Features

Closed Caption; French language track ; Spanish subtitles; Dolby Digital Mono; Fullscreen

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Naughton Adam
Debra Clinger Laura
Eddie Deezen Wesley
Brad Wilkin Lavitas
Maggie Roswell Donna
Stephen Furst Harold
Irene Tedrow Mrs. Grimhaus
Michael Fox Scott
Joel Kenney Flynch
Alan Solomon Leon
Andy Tennant Melio
Brian Frishman Barf
Sal Lopez Blade
Marvin Katzoff Dobster #1
Dirk Blocker Blaylak
Curt Ayers Armpit
Kirsten Baker Sunshine
Charlie Brill Tennant #1
Loretta Tupper Elderly Lady
David Shelley Harold's Father
Marvin Kaplan Bonaventure Desk Clerk
Bert Williams Security Captain
Arthur Adams Police Sergeant
Tom Wright Cop #1
Elven Havard Cop #2
Ernie Fuentes Miniature Golf Dad
Pilar del Rey Miniature Golf Mom
Georgia Schmidt Old Lady In Car
Don Maxwell Bratty Kid's Dad
Paul Reubens Pinball Proprietor
John Voldstad Bellboy
Dick Winslow Tourist
Paula Victor Cashier
Tony Salome Irving
Deborah Richter Candy

Technical Credits
Michael Nankin Director,Producer,Screenwriter
David Wechter Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Richard J. Lawrence Art Director
Danny Lee Special Effects
Louis Mann Production Designer
John Mansbridge Art Director
Ron Miller Producer
Norman R. Palmer Editor
Frank Phillips Cinematographer
Bill Shepard Casting
Roger M. Shook Set Decoration/Design
Herb Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Julius Wechter Score Composer
R. Chris Westlund Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. An Invitation to the Game [7:42]
2. The Teams [11:33]
3. Clue #1 [14:35]
4. Clue #2 [8:37]
5. Clue #3 [11:17]
6. Clue #4 [8:49]
7. Clue #5 [7:23]
8. Clue #6 [11:11]
9. Clue #7 [9:00]
10. The Big Finish [9:32]
11. Winners' Circle [10:19]
12. End Credits [2:15]

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Midnight Madness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An old favorite that has been lost in time. This movie has gone virtually unknown for 2 decades, and is unfortunately unavailable in video rental stores. Last seen on HBO/SHOWTIME in the early part of the 1980's, this movie proved to be a classic eighties film. The old jokes, and crazy styles, as well as those actors we know and love (''Before they were stars'')............. is sure to please young and old. As a child of the 80's I recommend this film with two enthusiastic thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember watching this in the 80s as well and think the whole plot made for good entertainment. Not a Oscar contender but good mindless comedic entertainment. Great for a weekend movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago