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Blame It on the Night (1984)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 2 November 1984 (USA)
When his unmarried mother dies, custody of 13-year-old Job is assumed by his alleged father, Chris, whom he has never seen. Job is an enthusiastic cadet at a military academy, and Chris ... See full summary »

Director:

Gene Taft

Writers:

Gene Taft (from a story by), Mick Jagger (from a story by) (as Michael Philip Jagger) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Mancuso ... Chris Dalton
Byron Thames ... Job Dalton
Leslie Ackerman ... Shelley
Richard Bakalyan ... Manzini
Leeyan Granger Leeyan Granger ... Melanie - Terry's Wife
Rex Ludwick Rex Ludwick ... Animal
Michael Wilding Jr. Michael Wilding Jr. ... Terry
Dennis Tufano Dennis Tufano ... Leland
Stephen John Hunter Stephen John Hunter ... S.G.
Gary Chase Gary Chase ... Buster
Merry Clayton ... Merry Clayton
Billy Preston ... Billy Preston
Ollie E. Brown Ollie E. Brown ... Ollie E. Brown
Mark J. Goodman Mark J. Goodman ... Mark Goodman (as Mark Goodman)
Melissa Prophet Melissa Prophet ... Charlotte
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Storyline

When his unmarried mother dies, custody of 13-year-old Job is assumed by his alleged father, Chris, whom he has never seen. Job is an enthusiastic cadet at a military academy, and Chris turns out to be a top-grossing rock star who removes Job from his beloved school to keep him company on tour. Getting acquainted is fraught with culture shock for both father and son. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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He's the idol of 50 million fans. And the father of a boy he's never met.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Culpa é da Noite See more »

Filming Locations:

Carefree, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$201,096, 4 November 1984

Gross USA:

$201,096
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Delphi II Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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A "Night" to remember....
9 October 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

Though you may not be familiar with it, "Blame It on the Night" is a fairly well-told story about a rock star (Mancuso) who finds out he has an illegitimate son (Thames), a military school cadet, and how he tries every trick in the book to buy his love.

There are familiar elements in this movie: father and son trying to get to understand each other, father is obsessed with his work, son is distant at first, etc. But there is also an authentic air of a rock star being out on the road and what a nomadic life they lead and how the only true family they know is the band members the roadies and such.

Good music by Neeley, best remembered as Jesus in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar". In fact, the whole cast does well and by the end, you appreciate they went to all the trouble.

No "Blame" here: "Blame It on the Night" is great.

Eight stars. Family values rock!


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