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A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer. Jennie falls in love with the owner of the bar, Martin. ... See full summary »

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Jennie Lee
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Martin Falcon
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Mooch
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Nickie
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Frankie
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Girl at Campfire
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A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer. Jennie falls in love with the owner of the bar, Martin. They get an offer to play in Europe and perhaps become famous. But are they ready for it? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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bar | teenager | summer | love | female bonding | See more »

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One Band. One Dream. One Summer. See more »

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12 February 1988 (USA)  »

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$8,253,123 (USA)
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Julia Roberts film debut. See more »

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Mooch: What do I look like? The Shell Answer Man...
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Referenced in Grosse Pointe: Satisfaction (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Been Down Before
Performed by Jerry Knight
Composed by Antonina Armato & Jerry Knight
© 1986 Irving Music, Inc. (BMI) Anta Music/Rare Blue Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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A bubblegum movie that makes bubblegum seem like a bad idea
5 August 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

The rock-loving teens in this movie don't seem to know anything about making music. We get no information about their musical backgrounds, and their idea of jamming is to feign a version of "Iko Iko" while driving in their stolen van (I say 'feign' because the sound of their unison vocals is distinctly studio-enhanced). There's one guy in the otherwise all-girl band, and they make him sleep behind a sheet--out of modesty?--and yet the girls themselves are sexually active and think nothing of having sex in that van until the damn thing just about topples over. The movie wants to have it both ways: be a modern look at streetwise teens and yet also be an old-fashioned musical. Justine Bateman works hard in the leading role, but she seems to suffocate under the plastic handling; newcomer Julia Roberts shows off a nice sense of sarcastic humor, but the movie is an underachiever, with oldies-rock tunes given '80s makeovers that wouldn't pass muster on Star Search. ** from ****


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