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The Night Before (1988)

Keanu Reeves , Lori Loughlin , Thom Eberhardt  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Keanu Reeves, Lori Loughlin
  • Directors: Thom Eberhardt
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: LIONSGATE
  • DVD Release Date: April 14, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001Q8MMBK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,410 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Night Before" on IMDb

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You lost your father's car, you sold your prom date, and a guy named "Tito" wants you dead!

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming Romantic Comedy September 23, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
This is a really funny, feel good movie with a happy ending. Lori Loughlin's character loses a bet with friends and has to take nerdy Winston Connelly (Keanu Reeves) as her prom date. Through a chain of events -- including getting lost, a broken down car, a bar in a bad neighborhood, a pimp, and the girl's policeman father -- they NEVER reach the prom at all. Winston proves to be a hero instead of a nerd and earns Lori's character's devotion by the end. Keanu Reeves is charming and not the airhead character he protrayed many times in his early career. He and Lori Loughlin have a nice chemistry.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just Another Teen Movie? September 13, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
It is known to many, that to find a good teen movie, you must look further than the video shelves of your local Video Hire. Sure, there is 'Pretty In Pink', 'The Breakfast Club' and more recently 'Get Over It', but they all rely on the love triangle's to boost thier plot. 'The Night Before' is different, not only in the conventional, but the unconventional. Creating laughs from the twisted love match of Reeves & Loughlin, the seedy going-ons that run the streets at night, to slapstick escapades that adorn the closing sequences. This is a must for any lover of films, or the Weird and Wonderful that fill studio backlists to the brim. Deleted in the UK, buy quick from America, a minor masterpiece of Hollywood legends.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Comedy Lacking Widescreen May 22, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Originally I got this great 80's comedy from an HD rip online, but this is just as good and with a decent cover. Sadly, like all of the "Lost Collection" series, it is in full screen and has a fake 5.1 soundtrack. For those who want to know, all of the "Lost Collection" films are supposed to be in 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. This is not true. Every channel sounds the same as track 3, which is all of the music, dialog and special effects mixed together. A perfect 5.1 DVD has music in the first channel, sound effects with some dialog in the second, everything mixed together in the third, track 4 is base, and the last two channels are for rear sounds, sometimes containing a clearer isolated music track. None of the "Lost Collection" discs are like this, making them fake 5.1 audio and that really hurts my view of Lionsgate. "The Night Before" is still a must-have comedy, but don't look for awesome sound or anamorphic widescreen.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Digital Noise on the picture March 19, 2010
By dvd dj
I watched this dvd on my lcd flat panel , and the picture is full of what i would call 'digital noise' meaning it has lots of 'micro' pixelation, especially in darker areas of the movie. Even the VHS version of this movie is better than this. Also it seems that it was transferred not from the master tapes, but from Vhs stockpile with bad digital noise at times. But since its finally on DVD , I'll take it, but I'm not very happy with the digital noise artifacts, it makes the movie look , almost cartoonish in darker areas. I'm hoping for a second better release (though i doubt it) and hopefully a blu ray release that is done right. I don't really mind that its full screen, that doesn't bother too much. I'm more concerned with the picture quality. Also there is no trailer for this movie, but trailers for other movies. Also the case it came in is very flimsy. It has that recycle logo hole on the case. I don't know if they want you to throw it out afterwards and recycle it. But the movie itself is one of my favorites of all time.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Yes, love it, but FULL SCREEN??? April 29, 2009
Can't believe some studios foist full-screen hatchet jobs this late in the game. Especially this one, was looking forward to this finally coming out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not an Oscar winner... but fun! May 2, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Just a fun movie with a very young Keaneau Reeves. Lori Loughlin is also in it. I always liked her. Wish Hollywood would have had sense enough to put her in more movies.

Basically about a prom night that goes really bad. Good laughs and cameos.

I waited a LONG time for this to be release on DVD. Was worth the wait.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Over Looked 80's Gem April 17, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I was happy to get my hands on The Night Before on dvd (My VHS Version is beat-up)
I have mixed thoughts on the DVD
Lionsgate has done such a Great job in the past on both DVD's & BR's
This dvd on the other hand is a Poor dvd Digital Transfer (The print looks worn I'd guess they took the VHS Version and transferred it to dvd) The 5.1 Audio is also a bit hinky
The trivia track is more of a lame gimmick (Why no Audio Commentary???)
This DVD would be fine if It was made 10-12yrs ago when The dvd Format first came out (But, Now to have such a Poor Official Copy is unacceptable
There are a number of Other Titles in there "Lost Collection" I'd like 2 add to my Collection but, after watching this dvd I'm not sure
Shame on Lionsgate for putting out Such a Bootleg/Poor DVD of a Great Rarely Seen Film
They dropped the ball on putting this out on dvd
The Film itself is so Good and over looked . I'd say it's one of the Best PG-13 of the 1980's!
I'm sure it gained a Cult type Following thanks to the VHS Era
Starring Two Young up and coming stars Keanu Reeves & Lori Loughlin
The two are both extremely good in it. They both play it straight in a Crazy Over-the top world!
The Music/Score also is top notch (Doesn't sound like a typical 1980's Movie) The Great King of Funk George Clinton wrote the Score
the score/music was and still to this day Fresh and ahead of it's time for a teen flick!
For those who have never seen it (which I'm sure is allot of people) It's a Must see Treasure
The Film itself 9.5/10
The DVD along with the Laserdisc are the only two Digital Copies
Hopefully this dvd gets word of mouth maybe One day A Studio will put out a Cleaned-up Special Edition
Cause this Film Deserves a Special Edition
It's a Odd Classic to say the least
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great old movie
Published 2 months ago by B. Waters
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
realy loved it
Published 2 months ago by phillip
5.0 out of 5 stars funny
It's great. Note to self. Don't take your prom dateinto east la, get drugged by debo, and sell her to a pimp for 1500$.
Published 4 months ago by low talker
4.0 out of 5 stars salvaging the worst first date ever
reeves plays a nerdy high schooler who takes out one of the hottest girls in school due to a bet she lost. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Bobrox
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see
This movie is brilliant! It reminds me of that movie Mystery Date with Ethan Hawke which is also another good movie. Keanu Reeves and Lori Loughlin work really well together. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rich
4.0 out of 5 stars my review
a very flick, loved it since I watched it back in the '80s! this is where I knew Keanu could really act.
Published 6 months ago by Tina Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Uproariously Funny
I saw this movie when I was younger. Loved it! Wanted a copy of my own n now I have it :) Cost was decent, shipping and packaging was good.
Published 7 months ago by Cadia Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best "unknown" movies out there!
Love this movie! Has a lot of flashes forward and flash backs and over all hilarious! Reeves and his co-star were brilliant!
Published 7 months ago by Lynn Ferrell
4.0 out of 5 stars liked the movie
the movie was funny, interesting, I liked Keanu and Lori in it. they both performed well in the movie. Awesome
Published 8 months ago by Samia Tillu
5.0 out of 5 stars goood movie
I am a big Keanu Reeves fan . So I went on a spending frenzy ordering his movies left and right. This movie was very good. It arrived on time. and the packaging was good. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Pen Name
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