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Mischief (1985)

1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a ... See full summary »

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Gene Harbrough
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Kenny
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Claire Miller
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Mr. Miller
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Claude Harbrough
Darren Ewing ...
Ted
Dennis L. O'Connell ...
T.J.
Bob McGuire ...
Mr. Hewitt
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Robbie
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Harry Horner
Julie Noble ...
Mrs. McCauley
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1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one girl: his girlfriend Bunny. But since his father is poor, her parents don't accept him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The first time seems like the worst time, but it's the one time you'll never forget!

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8 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Heart & Soul  »

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$8,700,000 (USA)
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Screenwriter Noel Black has said this movie is "somewhat autobiographical". See more »

Goofs

Before the final car chase, Jonathan is shown against a brick wall near the store front. Right behind his head is at least one blue plastic masonry wall anchor. These weren't available in the '50s. See more »

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Gene Harbrough: [Referring to Kenny] Who's he, the town asshole?
Jonathan Bellah: Yeah. And he's really good at it, too.
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References Teenage Rebel (1956) See more »

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It's All in the Game
Written by Carl Sigman, Charles Dawes (as Gen. Charles G. Dawes)
Performed by Tommy Edwards
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Worth a look, as long as one has realistic expectations
8 December 2003 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

There is just about an entire genre of coming-of-age-in-the-'50's movies. Boomer self-absorption/nostalgia, I guess. This is a pretty good one. Kelly Preston was the only cast member I was at all familiar with, and she was lovely. (And naked!) Everyone did a pretty good job here, and all of the cliches were present. A general note for people making films about the '50's. Those beautifully restored vintage '50's cars look great, and I'm sure the filmmakers salivate over photographing them. But for a touch of realism, there should be some '40's vintage cars that look like they have some miles on them, and maybe even one or two beat-up '30's cars. Not everyone has a brand new car, particularly in a small town. Anyway, this film is worth a look. Grade: B


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