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Mystery Date (1991)

 -  Comedy  -  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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Tom McHugh
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Geena Matthews
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Craig McHugh
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Dwight
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James Lew
Tony Rosato ...
Sharpie
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Doheny
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Fortune Teller
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Janitor
Ping Wu ...
Vince
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Crully
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Detective Al Condon
Terry David Mulligan ...
Mr. McHugh
Merrilyn Gann ...
Mrs. McHugh
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Ben
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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 very complicated because of the corpse in the boot, and other nightmares intervene ... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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brother | date | trunk | dating | corpse | See more »

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

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16 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Cita misteriosa  »

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$6,166,819 (USA)
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The Combo at McHugh House, Steven Drake and Craig Northey, were members of the Vancouver rock band Odds. See more »

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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 »

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Tom: Well, fine. Well then I'll just go over there and say, "Hi, I'm Tom and you don't know me, but I've been spying on you for a couple of months now and I am finding you very attractive in a very real, very hormonal way." And then she'll slap me silly.
Craig: There are worse things in this world than getting slapped by a beautiful woman, you'll see.
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Performed by INXS
Words and Music by Michael Hutchence and Jon Farriss
Published by Tol Muziek
Rights Administered by MCA Music Publishing, a Division of MCA Inc.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music Australia Pty.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products-PolyGram Special Products, a Division of PolyGram Group Distribution,
Inc.
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It was okay but not much funny
9 August 2010 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I watched "Mystery Date" as a kid and liked a lot, although I couldn't remember almost anything except that Fisher Stevens was very funny playing a annoying delivery flower guy who keeps bothering Ethan Hawke's character in many scenes. But I watched this recently and it turns out that all the fun disappeared and the story is incredibly similar to many other films of the 1980's and 1990's. Except for the amazing soundtrack that includes hits from INXS and Seal the movie doesn't offers much quality or funny things.

The clichéd story of a shy guy named Tom (Ethan Hawke) and his first and troubled date with his beautiful neighbor Geena (Teri Polo). Trying to impress the girl he picks the impressive car of his brother Craig (Brian McNamara) with whom Tom is going to be confused and involved in crazy situations with corrupt cops, the Chinese mafia and the flower guy played by Stevens.

I love stories that happens in only one day. Films like "Superbad", "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" and "After Hours" are incredibly funny and it gives you the sensation of living or enjoying the lives of the characters of these movies, the situations are very well presented and you enjoy easily. "Mystery Date" tried to be a teenage and dangerous version of "After Hours" (or at least is that what I think for I can remember a few things of Scorsese's film) and all the adventure aspect of 1991 movie took out some of the fun, it was very exaggerated in some points, things very difficult to laugh at it. As an adventure it goes well, as an comedy it's not so funny. Hawke's very nice as the lead guy and Teri Polo is quite suitable for the role of the girl next door, but the movie is only interesting because of the few scenes of Fisher Stevens, while trying to get a tip from Tom after delivering the flowers. Watchable indeed. 6/10


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