The Allnighter (film)

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The Allnighter
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tamar Simon Hoffs
Produced by James L. Stewart
Written by Tamar Simon Hoffs
M.L. Kessler
Music by Charles Bernstein
Cinematography Joseph D. Urbanczyk
Edited by Dan M. Rich
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
May 1, 1987
Running time
108 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.7 million

The Allnighter is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Tamar Simon Hoffs, released on May 1, 1987 and starring her daughter Susanna Hoffs, Dedee Pfeiffer, Joan Cusack and Pam Grier.


Molly (Hoffs), Val (Pfeiffer) and Gina (Cusack) 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 has found. Gina is too busy videotaping everything to really notice. When the final party at Pacifica College kicks off, things do not go exactly as planned.



The film was popularly and critically panned, receiving a 0% on the Internet review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.[1]

The film, according to motion picture-historian Leonard Maltin, was "...grotesque in the AIDS era, although it would be a stinker in any age."[citation needed]

DVD releases[edit]

On August 24, 1999, Universal Studios Home Entertainment released The Allnighter on DVD.[2]


  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Sound Mix: Dolby

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