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Satisfaction (1988)

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
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Frankie
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Bunny Slotz
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Hubba
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Josh
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Mig
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Sal
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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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These Girls Just Wanna Have Fun See more »

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12 February 1988 (USA)  »

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Girls of Summer  »

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$8,253,123 (USA)
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Of the five film and television credits for the year of 1988 for actor Liam Neeson, three were for characters who were first named Martin. Neeson played Martin Falcon in Satisfaction (1988), Martin Brogan in High Spirits (1988), and Martin Perry in an episode of Screen Two (1985) and entitled "Sweet as You Are" [See: Screen Two: Sweet as You Are (1988)]. See more »

Quotes

Josh: I want you to know I think you're really different.
Daryle Shane: I can work really hard to be the same.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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(Loving You Is Like a) Suicide Mission
Performed by The Killer Whales
Composed by David Bethany
© 1986 Hazardous Music (BMI)
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Great feel good teen chick flick
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first watched it in 89 when I was a preteen. Just saw it again on DVD and still think it's pretty awesome. DVD picture quality isn't the greatest but all that teen angst is awesome and Justine Bateman still rocks. Was a bit surprised to see Julia Roberts who I had no recollection of but Liam Neeson is probably the reason I ended up living in Europe. That accent!!

I'd definitely recommend it if you just want to kick back, relax. Watch some big 80s hair and funny girl band stuff. The other cast members are pretty cool too although not as memorable. Couldn't get over Julia Roberts in this movie dressed similarly to the way she was dressed in Pretty Woman.

I loved it and definitely recommend it for feel good flash backs.


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