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Satisfaction (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  12 February 1988 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennie Lee
Martin Falcon
Tina (as Debbie Harry)
Chris Nash ...
Bunny Slotz
Kevin Haley ...
Sheryl Ann Martin ...
Bunny's Girl
Girl at Campfire


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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Comedy | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girls of Summer  »

Box Office


$8,253,123 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The picture's title was changed to "Girls Of Summer" after 'Julia Roberts' became a star because the name "Satisfaction" was allegedly too sexual as a movie title. See more »


Daryle Shane: Okay. We're going in there now, and anybody who doesn't act elegant is a douchebag.
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Crazy Credits

The Mystery performs "Satisfaction" on stage through most of the closing credits. See more »


Prelude #7 Opus 28
Composed by Frédéric Chopin (as Frederic Chopin)
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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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