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On the Air Live with Captain Midnight (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | November 1979 (USA)
A teenager has a mobile broadcast transmitter in his van that allows him to take over the airwaves as a renegade disc jockey.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Sebastian Tracy Sebastian ... Captain Midnight
John Ireland ... Agent Pierson
Dena Dietrich ... Mother
Ted Gehring ... Father
Mia Kovacs Mia Kovacs ... Spunky
Barry Greenberg Barry Greenberg ... Gargen
Jim Ladd ... Disc Jockey
Rosemary Alexander ... The 'Shrink' (as Rosemary Lovell)
William Flatley William Flatley ... Mr. Gressi (as Bill Flatley)
Wendell Baker Wendell Baker ... Scott
Claudia Decea Claudia Decea ... Fat Vicky (as Claudia De Seca)
Ben Sebastian Ben Sebastian ... Ziggy's Brother
Lark Geib Lark Geib ... Sweet Sally
Kathy Hilton ... Corvette Girl (as Kathleen Richards)
Maggie Sebastian Maggie Sebastian ... Girl at Street Racing
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Storyline

A teenager has a mobile broadcast transmitter in his van that allows him to take over the airwaves as a renegade disc jockey.

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Taglines:

The Outlaw D.J. That Turned L.A. Everyway But Loose!!!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Midnight See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In 1986, a Florida satellite television tech named John R. MacDougall successfully intercepted HBO broadcasting for nearly five minutes with a message of protest regarding their rates. For this event, he referred to himself as "Captain Midnight", inspired by this film (which he'd seen a short time earlier). MacDougall was subsequently prosecuted by the FCC, and slapped with a fine of US$5000 and one year of probation. See more »

Goofs

As Ziggy/Captain Midnight and his girlfriend walk away at the end, they say something but their mouths don't move. See more »

Connections

References Flash and the Firecat (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Wang Dang, Sweet Poon Tang
Written, Arranged and Performed by Ted Nugent
Recorded on Epic Records
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wish this would come out to dvd or vhs
25 July 2002 | by TheChaddSee all my reviews

I saw this movie years ago as a kid and loved it. I want to see it again but cant seem to find it anywhere. The music in it is great. Probably not a good movie but I am dying to see it again just for memories. It was a dreamy movie that I saw myself living out. I have literally watched it about 50 times (I used to have it on vhs but now its gone). If anyone has this on tape or anything e-mail me please with a link to buy. The character (Captain Midnight) was someone in the movie that I could see myself being like back in the day but never had the bravery to go through with it.


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