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Mystic Pizza (1988)

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.

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Storyline

Sisters Kat and Daisy work along with Jojo at the pizza parlour in Mystic, Connecticut. Kat, shortly off to Yale, finds herself drawn to a local architect she is babysitting for, while her more tearaway sister starts dating a guy from the money side of the tracks. Jojo leaves her man at the altar; she loves him but shies away from commitment. Meanwhile the fame of the pizza continues to spread; it seems to contain something almost ..... mystic. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Discover a movie which hits home about love, friendship, dreams and life. A movie that you'll be talking about long afterwards. Experience something special, something romantic, something honest. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pizza Pizza - Ein Stück vom Himmel  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,793,213 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was the third major feature film for all of the movie's three leading ladies - Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts and Lili Taylor - who had only previously appeared in only two features each - they being Desert Bloom (1986) & Hiding Out (1987); Firehouse (1987) & Satisfaction (1988); and Night of Courage (1987) & She's Having a Baby (1988) respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie offers Daisy a beer while having dinner at his parent's house, she says, "No, thank you," but her mouth isn't actually moving. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jojo: You know what I wonder?
Daisy: What?
Jojo: What the hell do you think Leona really puts in that pizza?
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Connections

Features Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

SERIOUS
Written by Ashley Hall and Stephanie Tyrell
Published by Tyrell Music Co. (BMI) / Special Friendship Music (BMI)
Performed by Steve Tyrell
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Spend some time in Mystic.
16 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Simply put, it is easy to get into this movie. The characters are diverse, and each has the chance to tell her part of the story, so there is plenty for the audience to relate to. It is very refreshing that the characters have individual values and standards, as opposed to many more recent movies who assign characters generic standards of conduct, and it gives the characters and the film depth. Each of the girls has these standards challenged, making it a rich coming-of-age story. The film is not about the ending, but rather about every moment of the girls' lives that the viewer is there to see. It is worth the extra bit of concentration that it takes to untangle all of the different plot lines.

Incidentally, Mystic Pizza is a real pizzeria and much of the filming was done on location, so if you find yourself vacationing in the area, you can stop by and pick up one of the trademark t-shirts that the girls wear in the movie, and of course taste some of the famous fare. The home-grown feeling of the restaurant in the movie is part of the fun, and it's even more fun to see it in person.


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