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Midnight Madness [DVD] [1980]

  • SKU: 6095263
  • Release Date: 02/03/2004
  • Rating: PG
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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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features


    • French language track
    • Spanish subtitles
    • Dolby Digital Mono
    • Fullscreen
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Midnight Madness
    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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • David Naughton
      David Naughton - Adam
    • Debra Clinger
      Debra Clinger - Laura
    • Eddie Deezen
      Eddie Deezen - Wesley
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      Brad Wilkin - Lavitas
    • Maggie Roswell
      Maggie Roswell - Donna



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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Now THIS is comedic fun!

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      AandJ091108
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      Midnight Madness is a perfect example of how you can do great comedy without having to be overly raunchy, or disgusting, a trait that Hollywood would do well to emulate in current comedies. The teams are all stereotypes but the fun factor is ENORMOUS! Is it realistic? Of course not, but as in other films like it from the same time frame, the joy is in over the top exaggerated situations. Leon's clues are clever, and clever usually isn't a word to be used in conjunction with a college screwball comedy. You get the feeling early in the film that Michael J Fox's role as Scott may have originally been smaller but somebody got smart and gave him more to do to further develop the character and provide some interesting twists. It's super fun seeing Paul Ruebens in cowboy gear as the pinball arcade manager. The pinball arcade war is pretty ridiculous too and while it's unnecessary to the plot of the film, you can't help but love the exuberant energy and slapstick foolishness of it. Cheesy music is predominant in the movie but you'll have a tough time getting the incredibly catchy disco theme song 'Midnight Madness' out of your head. So which team won? Don't look at me because I'm not telling. See it for yourself if you've got a couple hours to laugh and I mean laugh A LOT. It's been a long time since I last saw Midnight Madness, but the wait was worth it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect Gift

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      KCKid
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      Bought this movie as a gift for a relative, who saw and loved the movie when he was young.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

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      Jax51
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      Saw this movie as a kid. Such a goofy, fun time! Love it!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      MICHAEL J FOX FIRST MOVIE

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      300john
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      LOVE THIS MOVIE. SAW IT BACK IN EARLY 80"S. FUNNY.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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