One More Saturday Night (film)
|One More Saturday Night|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Dennis Klein|
|Produced by||Jonathan Bernstein|
|Written by||Al Franken|
|Music by||David McHugh|
|Edited by||Gregory Prange|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|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, who is a petty thief, decides to become a burglar. Traci, Doug's friend, suggests that 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.
- Al Franken as Paul Flum
- Tom Davis as Larry Hays
- Moira Harris as Peggy
- Frank Howard as Eddie
- Bess Meyer as Tobi
- David Reynolds as Russ Cadwell
- Chelcie Ross as Mr. Lundahl
- Nan Woods as Diane Lundahl
- Nina Siemaszko as Karen Lundahl
- Jonathan Singer as Kevin Lundahl
- Eric Saiet as Doug
- Meshach Taylor as Bill Neal
- Dianne B. Shaw as Lynn Neal
- Jessica Schwartz as Traci
- Rondi Reed as Mrs. Becker
- Ann Coyle as Night desk clerk
- Steve Pink as Dogman
- John Cameron Mitchell as Drunk Teen
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."
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.