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Do You Remember…? The Night Before (1988)

The Night Beforeby Joel G. Robertson

Take a stroll with us through the Armchair Theater Video store. You know the one. It’s where you went with mom or dad or whoever lugged you to the strip mall on a Saturday afternoon.

Join us as we help you remember the movies you always wanted to see, but never did. Or maybe you did and forgot all about them.

Regardless, that video store is now memory lane, so travel back with us as we pluck a title from the shelf and ask, do you remember…?

The Night Before


From the writer/director of the 80’s sci-fi, cult classic Night of the Comet, comes The Night Before, a movie that’s sort of like Memento meets After Hours told by way of Adventures in Babysitting.

Starring Keanu Reeves (pre-Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) and 80’s teen movie queen Lori Loughlin, The Night Before tells the tale of Winston Connelly (Reeves), a high school nerd and vice president of the Astronomy club, who gets to take the beautiful and popular Tara Mitchell (Loughlin) to the senior prom.

As it turns out, Tara lost a bet, which led to the prom date; however, while en route to the big dance the twosome gets a sidetracked. But what begins as a simple mistake soon snowballs out of control, causing Winston to wake up in an inner-city alle, unable to remember most of the night’s events. Searching for the now missing Tara, Winston begins putting the pieces of the night before back together again.

Film Stats:

Release Date: April 15, 1988 Director: Thom Eberhardt Screenplay: Thom Eberhardt and Gregory Scherick Starring: Keanu Reeves and Lori Loughlin Genre: Comedy Running Time: 85 minutes MPAA Rating: PG-13 Where you can find it: Currently available on Netflix!

The Night Before Trailer