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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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Billy
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Tina (as Debbie Harry)
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Frankie
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Bunny Slotz
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Hubba
Kevin Haley ...
Josh
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Mig
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Sal
Sheryl Ann Martin ...
Bunny's Girl
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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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12 February 1988 (USA)  »

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Femmine sfrenate  »

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

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Billy talking to the dog on the beach: Wanna know what it's like to be me dog? No? Well, I'm gonna tell you anyway. Being me is like... being me is like... ah geez I forget
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The Mystery performs "Satisfaction" on stage through most of the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Grosse Pointe: Satisfaction (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

C'mon Everybody
Performed by Jennie Lee & The Mystery
Composed by Eddie Cochran & Jerry Capehart
© 1958 Courtesy of SBK Unart Catalog Inc. (BMI)
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Blech!
24 April 2004 | by (St. Cloud, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

One thing I would like to do before I die is find out who it was that told Justine Bateman she could sing and slap that person into a coma.

If this stunningly mediocre attempt at a "teen comedy" didn't actually kill the subgenre it at least delivered it a mortal wound. It looks like it was filmed through a dung lens and sounds like it was written by a team of gently retarded clams. And what Hollywood studio cretin thought Liam Neeson and Justine Bateman would be a good romantic pair? I've seen more sparks coming from a thoroughly wet sparkler!

Lets see, in "Satisfaction" we've got the usual group of teen girl stereotypes with Julia Roberts in her first credited roll as Daryle, (the Loose Girl), Trini Alvarado as Mooch (the Tough Girl) and Britta Phillips as Billy (the Crazy Girl). Throw them into a retreaded plot from "Where The Boys Are" and set it all on the ugliest beach on either coast and you've got a good idea what this mess is like.

Or better yet, just hit yourself in the face with a cookie sheet for 92 minutes. Gah!


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