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Mystic Pizza (1988)

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

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Jojo
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Bill (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
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Tim Travers
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Mrs. Arujo
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Phoebe Travers
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Jake
Gene Amoroso ...
Mr. Barboza
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Mrs. Barboza
Janet Zarish ...
Nicole Travers
Louis Turenne ...
Everyday Gormet
Lauren O'Brien ...
Serena
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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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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,793,213 (USA)
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A sequel called "Return to Mystic Pizza" was in development in the early 90s, with a script by Albert Innaurato and Jenny Tripp. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Kat has brought her mom pizza down at the docks Mrs. Araujo asks, "Hey, Sylvio, you got a job for my smart kid?" Sylvio shakes a dead octopus at her and replies something along the lines of, "Yeah, right here" but is smiling broadly the whole time and does not move his lips. See more »

Quotes

Daisy: Jesus Christ, these shoes are killing me.
Leona: Daisy, do you have to talk like that?
Daisy: I'm sorry, I meant to say 'These fucking shoes are killing me.'
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DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of RCA Records
Written by Slim Willet
Published by Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.
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One of my favorites
14 July 2004 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

What makes this movie so very charming is the incredible ensemble acting. Watch Vincent D'Onofrio in an early role, as well as Julia Roberts. Annabeth Gish is completely enchanting as Kat, and William R. Moses very believable as the flirting husband. Most wonderful, however, is Lili Taylor as JoJo. Sometimes known as the queen of B movies (I think that was Ebert's title), here she shows the range and talent that indicate she deserves superstardom.

Unlike the misleading re-release that features Julia's face prominently, this is NOT a star vehicle, but depends on the interaction of all the players. A wonderful coming-of-age film that has been one of my favorites for 15 years.


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