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The Night Before (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 April 1988 (USA)
A geek takes Tara to the prom but ends up in the wrong side of LA. He wakes up in a dark alley and slowly remembers what happened to them. He "sold" Tara to a pimp. A night to remember.

Director:

Thom Eberhardt

Writers:

Thom Eberhardt, Gregory Scherick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Winston Connelly
Lori Loughlin ... Tara Mitchell
Theresa Saldana ... Rhonda
Trinidad Silva ... Tito
Suzanne Snyder ... Lisa
Morgan Lofting Morgan Lofting ... Mom
Gwil Richards Gwil Richards ... Dad
Chris Hebert ... Brother
Michael Greene ... Capt. Mitchell
Pamela Gordon ... Burly Waitress
David Sherrill ... Danny Boy
Israel Juarbe Israel Juarbe ... Attendant (as Israel Jurabe)
Charles Grueber Charles Grueber ... Customer (as Charles Gruber)
Michael Strasser Michael Strasser ... Tuff #1
Ned Bellamy ... Tuff #2
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Storyline

Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor does he know where in Los Angeles he is or why he is wearing a beat-up tuxedo. Through a series of flashbacks, he remembers that he was sidetracked on his way to the prom the night before. In the meantime, he has to figure out what happened to his wallet, his car keys, his date, and why a pimp named "Tito" wants him dead. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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You lost your father's car. Sold your prom date. And a guy named 'Tito' wants you dead.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night Before See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Dylan McDermott auditioned for the role of Winston Connelly. See more »

Quotes

Winston: Hey, give me a break here!
Tara: Gee, am I overreacting? Well, I guess being sold into prostitution has made me a little edgy; or maybe it's the thought of almost losing my virtue to the Goodyear blimp - and then again it could be simply the sleazy feeling of vinyl against my skin.
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Soundtracks

Baby Boy
Written by George Clinton and Bootsy Collins (as William Collins)
Performed by The P-Funk All-Stars
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Great fun
22 March 2007 | by LuxnSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Cute beyond words. The scenes in the bar are nothing short of hysterical as this poor kid staggers around getting himself in more and more trouble...and the dance routine is soooo freaky/cool lol.

Most of the minor roles are really great and its easy to miss some of the one liners and characters peppered throughout this film.

I wouldn't recommend this as a typical brat packer movie - although on the surface, it could be mistaken for one.

On the negative side, it takes a little while to get the flow of the movie and Keanu's character but it is worth it. Once you have tuned in to the humour, its a very funny movie.

This film has an amazingly young (and cute) Keanu, plus some really side splitting moments. The awful fashion and great music makes this trip back into the late eighties great fun.


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