Mystery Date (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  16 August 1991 (USA)
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A teenage boy would like to meet with a very pretty, blonde girl who lives in the next door. His elder brother helps him with car and credit card to be successful. This simple story will be... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom McHugh
Geena Matthews
Craig McHugh
James Lew
Tony Rosato ...
Fortune Teller
Detective Al Condon
Terry David Mulligan ...
Mr. McHugh
Merrilyn Gann ...
Mrs. McHugh


A teenage boy would like to meet with a very pretty, blonde girl who lives in the next door. His elder brother helps him with car and credit card to be successful. This simple story will be very complicated because of the corpse in the boot, and other nightmares intervene ... Written by Kornel Osvart <>

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Their first date may just be his last! See more »


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Release Date:

16 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cita misteriosa  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)


$6,166,819 (USA)

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Did You Know?


At one point Lew sends his henchmen, Ben and Jerry, out for ice cream. "Ben & Jerry" is also the name of one of the most popular ice cream companies in the United States. See more »


When Tom McHugh puts the birthday button on the drapes, the lights in the room are off. In the next shot, when Liu's henchman falls from the building the lights in the room are on. See more »


Craig: Alright, now the only problem with glasses is that they tend to fly off when a woman slaps you. Just don't flinch, you take it like a man, come off it smiling.
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Features RoboCop (1987) See more »


Performed by Tar Babies
Written by Bucky Pope, Dan Bitney, Stephen Lewis
Cesstone Music
Courtesy SST Records
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One of the more cleverly written and acted movies
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It isn't ever going to be considered an Oscar caliber classic, but it is a very well written, directed, and performed movie. Almost all the lines are referenced to each other at one point or another. The soundtrack is phenomenal. Even the extras (with the possible exception to the guard shack guy) are even good and believable. The movie captures all the nervousness and awkwardness of that first date with a woman you are trying hard to impress. If you have a date and don't know what to see, take a chance with this (rental or go all out and buy it if you can find it). I don't think anyone going in with an open mind will be disappointed. PLEASE STICK WITH IT THROUGH THE FIRST 15 MINUTES. It does pick up. The only (if it has one) downfall of this movie is that it starts slow but you have to pay attention from the opening credits to after the credits. Worth your time and money.

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