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Mischief (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 February 1985 (USA)
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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 highschool. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Nash ...
Gene Harbrough
Claire Miller
Graham Jarvis ...
Mr. Miller
Claude Harbrough
Darren Ewing ...
Dennis L. O'Connell ...
Bob McGuire ...
Mr. Hewitt
Bryce Kasson ...
Andrew Ream ...
Harry Horner
Julie Noble ...
Mrs. McCauley


1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of highschool. 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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

8 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heart & Soul  »

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Box Office


$8,700,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original title of the film was "Heart and Soul". It was then changed to "Getting Lucky". Finally, just prior to release they chose "Mischief". See more »


In the fight scene at the drive in, hamburgers on the menu on the wall are 95 cents - a little steep for 1955, or 1965 as far as that goes. See more »


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 The Deep Blue Sea (1955) See more »


Peggy Sue
Written by Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
Performed by Buddy Holly (uncredited) and The Crickets (uncredited)
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A movie that did not get a fair chance

I first saw this movie in 1997 on FOX..Unfortunately I saw it when it was almost to the end..I didn't see the film again until 2 years later.That time I saw it in it's full presentation..Definitely a good movie.The movie is set in 1956 in a small town in Ohio.This is where we see a moving truck headed up a dirt road leading to a small town..This is where we meet Jonathon(played by Doug McKeon)He is a senior in high school and is just the typical,average,high school kid..Who wants to make it with one of the most popular girls in school Marilyn (who is played wonderfully by the beautiful Kelly Preston a.k.a. Mrs. John Travolta)After a "accidental" encounter with Marilyn,Jonathon arrives home and this is where Gene enters the picture.Gene(played by Chris Nash) is the bad ass with a conscience and a heart of gold.He befriends Jonathon and helps him out with Marilyn while making enemy's with the town prep Kenny..Whose "girlfriend" Bunny, Gene has his sights on.While after getting into some mishap the story finally plays out where boys get girls ,Boy dumps girl,Girl runs away with boy..The movie is definitely a must see. Aired on television every once in a while ,I must stop and tell everyone to stop and give this movie the fair chance it deserves...

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