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Allnighter, The (1987)

It is graduation time at California’s surf-side Pacifica College – the culmination of four years of sun, sea, surf and occasional study.

Before donning their caps and gowns, though, these gilded youths plan one final dusk-to-dawn party. For roommates Molly, Val and Gina, this is the first night of the rest of their lives.

An attempt to turn singer Susanna Hoffs from The Bangles into a movie star, that failed because she’s not a very good actress, and the film isn’t that great either.

Hoffs and co-star Dedee Pfeiffer (Michelle’s sister) are out of their depth, but the performances of the more experienced Joan Cusack and Michael Ontkean help make this a passable, slightly saucy comedy.

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Molly
Susanna Hoffs
Val
Dedee Pfeiffer
Gina
Joan Cusack
CJ
John Terlesky
Killer
James Anthony Shanta
Mickey Leroi
Michael Ontkean
Sgt MacLeish
Pam Grier
Brad
Phil Brock

Director
Tamar Simon Hoffs