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The Allnighter (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 1 May 1987 (USA)
Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she's found.... See full summary »

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Tamar Simon Hoffs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susanna Hoffs ... Molly Morrison
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Val
Joan Cusack ... Gina
John Terlesky ... C.J
James Shanta James Shanta ... Killer (as James Anthony Shanta)
Michael Ontkean ... Mickey
Pam Grier ... Sgt. McLeesh
Phil Brock ... Brad
Kaaren Lee ... Connie Alvarez
Janelle Brady ... Mary Lou
Meshach Taylor ... Hotel Detective Philip
Will Seltzer Will Seltzer ... Hotel Detective Ted
Denise Dumont Denise Dumont ... Julie
Mary Petrie Mary Petrie ... Anna
Kelly Lynn Gitter ... Nancy (as Kelly Lynn Pushkin)
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Storyline

Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she's found. Gina is too busy videotaping everything to really notice. When the final party at Pacifica College kicks off, things don't go exactly as planned. Written by Lars Skogan

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Who says you can't do it all in one night?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cutting Loose See more »

Filming Locations:

Whittier, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,419,581, 3 May 1987

Gross USA:

$2,700,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,700,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Susanna Hoffs' mother was on set to ensure no nudity was shown during her love making scene. See more »

Quotes

Val: Gina?
Gina: Yeah?
Val: What... what time do you think it is now?
Gina: It's time to ask about Brad again!
Val: Oh just FINE! FINE!
Gina: No, I don't mean that. I just mean, just ENJOY this! I mean Molly's gonna get us out of here. All we have to do is enjoy this. Look at this place... I mean would you look at that toilet? It's the most disgusting toilet I ever saw! What if you had to pee right now?
Val: Just shut up, I DO have to go pee right now!
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Crazy Credits

After the concluding credits have rolled, Gina can be heard saying "and it's dedicated to Val and to Molly and to Killer and to CJ." See more »

Alternate Versions

The version released in Japan is ruromred to contain a extra scene were Gina talks to Val abought shooting her video. See more »

Connections

References I Walked with a Zombie (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl in a Sweater
Performed by the Hard-Ons
Music and Lyrics by the Hard-Ons
Courtesy of BIG TIME RECORDS
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Light, 80s beach movie
12 January 2002 | by OKCRaySee all my reviews

I've always enjoyed the Bangles and Susanna Hoffs, and I purchased the DVD not expecting much more than a light, fun 80s throwback to the Bikini Beach movies. That pretty much is The Allnighter in a nutshell, but there's nothing wrong with that. The plot centers on three college roommates (Susanna Hoffs, DeDee Pfeiffer and Joan Cusack) having one last fling before college graduation. Susanna is absolutely gorgeous as Molly, the Pacifica College valedictorian who is still searching for that one earth-shattering romance, and although there's not much to the story, there are some wonderful moments (including the jail scene, featuring what must be the filthiest toilet ever to appear in a major motion picture), and I loved Pam Grier's cameo as Sgt. McLeish. An interesting aspect of this movie is how it went back and forth from film to "camcorder" at least 10 years before Blair Witch came out (and 5 years before MTV hit us with "The Real World"). Speaking of which, how about that primitive, bulky Olympus "camcorder" that Joan Cusack lugged around throughout the movie? Remember when those were "state-of-the-art"? Or how about the huge, clunky answering machine in the girls' beach house? Totally 80s, no doubt about it. If you're expecting Oscar-caliber entertainment here, skip this. However if all you're looking for is a fun movie to watch on a rainy day, check your high expectations at the door and enjoy!


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