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Mischief (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 February 1985 (USA)
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Chris Nash ...
Gene Harbrough
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Kenny
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Claire Miller
Graham Jarvis ...
Mr. Miller
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Claude Harbrough
Darren Ewing ...
Ted
Dennis L. O'Connell ...
T.J.
Bob McGuire ...
Mr. Hewitt
Bryce Kasson ...
Robbie
Andrew Ream ...
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 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 <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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$8,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Screenwriter Noel Black has said this movie is "somewhat autobiographical". See more »

Goofs

In the car ramming scene the 55 rams the right door of the Studebaker twice, when he pulls up to Roselie the door isn't damage. See more »

Quotes

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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Features Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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That'll Be the Day
Written by Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
Performed by Buddy Holly and The Crickets
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decent coming-of-age drama
21 July 2001 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable tale of a likable geek(Doug McKeon) trying to snag the girl of his dreams with the help of his cool new friend. Unlike the bulk of teen sex comedies from this era, MISCHIEF comes off as slightly less hyperactive and slighty more reflective(come on, the kid learns something about the nature of sexual infatuation at the end, something most of the kids in these films never approach). The inclusion of some great 50's tunes(Ivory Joe Hunter's "Since I Met You Baby" is simply exquisite)goes along way towards heightening this film's charm. On his way to manhood, Jonathan learns, sometimes poignantly and sometimes humorously, about friendship, sex, girls, and his own insecurities. What we see is a coming-of-age story, much more realistically portrayed than the horny hijinks of flicks like PORKY'S. Seek it out.


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