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Mystery Date (1991)

PG-13  |   |  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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Tom McHugh took one look at her and he was deeply in love. Everyone took one look at him and he was in deep trouble. See more »

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Comedy

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16 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Cita misteriosa  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,166,819 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Tunic (Song For Karen)
Performed & Written by Sonic Youth
Savage Conquest Music
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Sleazy Brother
28 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

When someone even if it's your brother offers to fix you up on a date with the girl of your dreams, watch out because if it's too good to be true, it usually is. That's the position that young Ethan Hawke who worships his older brother Brian McNamara.

McNamara is however not studying to be a lawyer, but instead is a crook who has stolen from a Chinese gangster played by James Wong and who wants his goods back. What McNamara is doing by even giving Hawke his car, his fashionable wardrobe and even his credit card is set up his younger brother while he deals in relative safety. So that first date with Teri Polo is an experience not likely to be forgotten.

Mystery Date definitely has a few laughs in it, but throughout it I couldn't really get all that amused over the plight of Hawke and Polo. I mean this kid really worships McNamara and this guy is such a sleaze to take advantage of that. Kind of puts a damper on the humor.

Funniest performance has to be from Fisher Stevens who plays a psychotic floral delivery guy who McNamara stiffs for a tip and then goes berserk, taking it out on poor Hawke, the schlemiel. It doesn't make up for the overall weak plot premise.


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