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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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Kat
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Bill (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
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Tim
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Mrs. Arujo
Porscha Radcliffe ...
Phoebe
Bucky Walsh ...
Manny (as Arthur Walsh)
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Jake
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Mr. Barboza
Sheila Ferrini ...
Mrs. Barboza
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Nicole Travers
Louis Turenne ...
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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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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pizza Pizza - Ein Stück vom Himmel  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,163,939, 23 October 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,793,213
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Julia Roberts originally auditioned for the part of Jo-Jo, which was in the end cast with Lili Taylor, with Roberts getting cast as Daisy Arujo instead. See more »

Goofs

Incorrectly regarded as a goof, The business license next to the phone at Mystic Pizza reads that the establishment as being in Groton CT. Mystic is a village withing the town limits of Groton. See more »

Quotes

Katherine: [almost runs into Daisy, while holding a hot pizza] Watch it, Daisy!
Daisy: What? Think I got eyes in my butt?
Katherine: That's where your brains are!
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Connections

References The Hustler (1961) See more »

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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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Nice Romantic Comedy
7 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was 17 and enjoyed it; more than 10 years later I still do. It does have some predictability to it, particularly in the relationship between Kat and the Yale alumnus. However, there are also some priceless scenes --- one of my favorites is how Jojo's parents react when they catch her and Bill in a "compromising" pose in the dining room. I thought the acting was well done, especially from Julia Roberts and Conchatta Ferrell.


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