One More Saturday Night (film)

One More Saturday Night is a 1986 comedy film written by Al Franken and Tom Davis and directed by Dennis Klein.

One More Saturday Night
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byDennis Klein
Written byAl Franken
Tom Davis
Produced byJonathan Bernstein
Robert Kosberg
Tova Laiter
StarringTom Davis
Al Franken
Moira Harris
Frank Howard
Bess Meyer
Meshach Taylor
CinematographyJames Glennon
Edited byGregory Prange
Music byDavid McHugh
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • August 22, 1986 (1986-08-22)[1]
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$32,279 (USA)


The film is about life on a Saturday night in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Russ Cadwell is ready to have sex with his girlfriend, Diane Lundahl. Doug, a petty thief, decides to become a burglar, and his friend Traci suggests they burglarize a nearby house. Mr. Lundahl, father of Diane, Karen, and Kevin, goes on a date with a woman named Peggy. They have sex in a car at the park.

Karen is babysitting for Bill and Lynn Neal as they go out to eat. Karen's boyfriend comes over to the house and talks her into having a party there. Russ gets into an argument with Diane. She and her friend, Tobi, go to the local bar, drink, and watch Bad Mouth, the band playing there. The lead band members, Larry Hays and Paul Flum, are both hoping to score. Things get crazier but also better as time goes by.


Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide says the film "suffers from trying to explore a variety of situations, and ultimately gets nothing said at all. The situations are routine, lacking wit or originality. Director Dennis Klein's pacing is slack and reveals no flare [sic] for comedy."[2]


Franken appeared on the 1985-86 season finale of Saturday Night Live during Weekend Update and announced that Columbia Pictures was test-marketing the film in Sacramento, California in June 1986; he also displayed a map depicting the locations of movie theaters showing the film, and provided directions to the nearest theater for viewers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The movie's title is taken from the Grateful Dead song of the same name. Franken and Davis were big Grateful Dead fans.


Portions of the movie were filmed in Glenview, Illinois and at the Chateau Louise Resort in West Dundee, Illinois.

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