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Mystic Pizza (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  21 October 1988 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
Porscha Radcliffe ...
Sheila Ferrini ...
Janet Zarish ...
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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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

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3 Girlfriends  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)


$12,793,213 (USA)

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"Mystic Pizza" is a real pizza parlor, located at 55 West Main St. in Mystic, Connecticut. Writer Amy Holden Jones was vacationing in Mystic one summer, saw the pizza parlor and was inspired to write the story. After the movie came out, the real Mystic Pizza shop became so popular, lines would stretch to the sidewalk and patrons would regularly steal mementos from the restaurant. See more »


In the opening restaurant scene, the pitcher Daisy gives to the three men at the table changes from half full when she picks it up to nearly full when she sets it down on the table. 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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Written by Barry Coffing and Mark Heyes
Published by Tyrell Music Co. (BMI) / Special Friendship Music (BMI)
Performed by Renée Geyer (as Renee Geyer)
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Taylor and D'Onofrio: The Real Show
16 March 2003 | by (Hardwick, Vermont) – See all my reviews

This film was unique for its time. There is actually a place called Mystic, Connecticutt. It's a beautiful town and the director used it well.

Julia Roberts is fresh and sexy. Thank God that this film was made before, Pretty Woman or else there would be no record of Julia's pure beauty before she became a 'star'. The reason to watch this film however are the performances given by Lili Taylor and Vincent D'Onofrio. They film could have been about the relationship between characters. Taylor is 'real' sexy. I'm a big fan. She also delivers one of the most emotionally honest monologues in cinematic history. D'Onofrio delivers a down-to-earth performance of a sensitive male who values love over sex. Also the performance given by the actress who plays the pizzeria's owner is very lovable.

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