Kelsey Grammer steals the show!
Knyte | New York, NY | 11/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw "Dance Til Dawn" in 1990 on NBC -- it originally aired in 1988. This 'made-for-TV' film starred a virtual pantheon of 1980s T.V. pop culture icons like Tempest Bledsoe, Tracy Gold, Alyssa Milano, Alan Thicke, and Christina Applegate. Since then, it has become an obscure, much sought-after piece of 80s nostalgia. I've seen it sell for a lot of money (I've lost two auctions on this one, and I bid high - trust me). Future "Friends" star Matthew Perry is a featured cast member in this film as well; was probably his first or second role in Hollywood (besides "Married with Children", and "Just the Ten of Us").The basic gist of the storyline is this: the most popular guy in school (played by a then seemingly destined-for-fame actor, Brian Bloom) decides he doesn't want to go to the prom with the most popular girl in school (played by a stunningly cute Alyssa Milano), so he asks the not-so-popular girl (Tracey Gold) to the prom [the day of, mind you] because he hears [not true] that she's "easy". The fun starts here, within the first ten minutes.BUT, the funniest character by far (please believe me!) is the man who plays Tracey Gold's dad...the one and only Kelsey Grammer. Kelsey's character is understandably concerned that his daughter (Tracey) is going to the prom with the most popular guy (Brian Bloom) in school. Let's put it this way: Kelsey's character is a pharmacist at the drugstore. Brian Bloom's character walks in to obtain a necessary 'drugstore' product to enjoy his prom night "safely". Later that night when Brian Bloom's character shows up at the doorstep of Kelsey's house to pick up Tracey??? Uh-oh.Of course there is another major subplot (Alyssa Milano's character) but I will leave that for you to discover for yourselves. Also note the great music by Richard (Dick) Rudolph, a great 70s and 80s producer (New Edition, his late [great] wife Minnie Riperton for example). Heatwave's "Grooveline" makes an appearance at the dance as well. What an awesome movie folks...especially if you don't mind a little 'star-studded' cheese every now and then. By the way...I rented this film at a video outlet close to where I live. I couldn't believe my eyes when I found it. All I can say is that if you remember loving this movie when you were younger, and laughing out loud...I can almost guarantee that you will still laugh out loud today. I did - especially at Kelsey Grammer's character...he's the best. Thanks for reading!C.H.R."
Gina | California | 04/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...Dance til' Dawn was a good movie... It was basically centered around the Prom. Kevin McCrae (Brian Bloom) asked Angela Strull (Tracy Gold) out on a date because his friend lied and said that she was "easy". He ended up falling for her, but she had already found out why he asked her out in the first place so she dumped him. The whole time Angelea's father (Kelsy Grammar)was following them. Meanwhile Shelley Sheridan (Alyssa Milano), Kevin's ex-gf ends up spending time with Leftcourt (Chris DeYoung), the geek of the school and she ends up falling for him.I really enjoyed this movie because it was funny. I highly recommend it for a good laugh."
AngieW | NY | 03/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's about time this late-eighties gem was released to DVD. Loved the movie then (back in my junior-high and high-school days), still love it. Accidentally taped over my VCR-from-TV copy; am glad it's being reissued, this time to a better format. So many big names in one hilarious movie - and folks, this doesn't happen very often! :)"
Dance 'til Dawn
Teena Graham | 03/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow!!! What a great movie. Still remember it just the same as in the 80's. Great movie to watch with your 17 years old. Great seeing the 80's sitcom stars back in the day..."