The Night Before (film)

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This article is about the 1988 film. For the 2015 Seth Rogen comedy, see The Night Before (2015 film).
The Night Before
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Directed by Thom Eberhardt
Produced by Marty Hornstein
Written by Thom Eberhardt
Gregory Scherick
Story by Gregory Scherick
Starring Keanu Reeves
Lori Loughlin
Music by Mark Davis
Cinematography Ronald Víctor García
Distributed by Kings Road Entertainment
Release dates
  • April 15, 1988 (1988-04-15)
Language English

The Night Before is a 1988 film starring Keanu Reeves and Lori Loughlin. Reeves plays Winston Connelly, the so-called high school nerd and vice president of the Astronomy club. Loughlin plays Tara Mitchell, the pretty and popular head cheerleader who also happens to be the local police chief's daughter. The Tagline was: "You lost your father's car, sold your prom date and a guy called 'Tito' wants you dead. It's a date that's the time of your life." It was filmed and set entirely in Los Angeles, California.

Plot summary[edit]

The storyline is told through a series of flashbacks. The movie opens with Winston regaining consciousness in an alley in the middle of the night with no idea of how he got there.

Through a series of flashbacks, he remembers that he was waylaid 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 prom date, and why a pimp named "Tito" wants him dead.

After losing a bet on a football game, Tara has to go to prom with the flattered but clueless Winston. In the hijinks that follow, Winston manages to get them lost in the ghetto, befriend a hooker named Rhonda (Theresa Saldana), and accidentally sell Tara to a diminutive pimp named Tito (Trinidad Silva). Winston spends the remainder of the evening searching for Tara whilst seeking to avoid Tito's wrath after Tito discovers the identity of Tara's father. In the end, Winston gets the girl, escapes from the pimp and even recovers his dad's car from a car thief named "Danny Boy".

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