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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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(story) (as Amy Jones), (screenplay) (as Amy Jones) | 3 more credits »
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Kat
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Bill (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
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Tim
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Porscha Radcliffe ...
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Manny (as Arthur Walsh)
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Sheila Ferrini ...
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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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A romantic comedy with the works. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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)

Gross:

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

At Jojo's first "wedding" Kat's hair is down and Daisy's hair is up. At the second wedding Kat's hair is up and Daisy's hair is down. 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

[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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Referenced in Kingdom of the Vampire (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Laughably phony...
28 November 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Tired, cutesy-poo romantic comedy-drama concerning the love lives of three young Connecticut women who work in a homey little pizza parlor. "Mystic Pizza" begins with a shot of fabricated group photos featuring the central characters in happy times, the faces of the actresses clearly cut out and pasted on other bodies. It's an immediate sign that not much know-how, cleverness, or talent was used in conceptualizing this picture, which is strictly an underachiever lucky enough to gain attention after Julia Roberts' career picked up. Young, impressionable girls might find something emotionally tangible here, but seasoned moviegoers should quickly detect the artificial flavoring. Amy Holden Jones co-wrote the screenplay (based on her original story) with help from Alfred Uhry and Perry and Randy Howze, all of whom seemed to have been raised on TV. *1/2 from ****


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