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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
Porscha Radcliffe ...
Sheila Ferrini ...
Louis Turenne ...
Lauren O'Brien ...


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 »


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Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pizza Pizza - Ein Stück vom Himmel  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)


$12,793,213 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Liam Neeson, who had co-starred with Julia Roberts whilst making Satisfaction (1988), visited the set of this picture. The pair had allegedly had a personal relationship on that earlier movie. Roberts then allegedly started seeing one of the grips whilst filming Mystic Pizza (1988). See more »


In the scene where Charlie takes Daisy back to his parents' summer home for the first time, her hair goes from curly when they are outside to flat-ironed when they are indoors. See more »


Bill: [to Jojo] I'm tellin you I LOVE YOU, and all you love is my *dick*! Do you know how that makes me feel?
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Referenced in I Really Hate My Job (2007) See more »


Music by Franke Previte and Brad Fiedel
Lyrics by Franke Previte
Published by Samuel Goldwyn Music Co. (ASCAP) / Knockout Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Jill Colucci
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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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