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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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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Release Date:

16 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cita misteriosa  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$6,166,819 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The crazy metal band on stage at the night club is GWAR. See more »


When Dwight is banging on the trunk towards the end of the movie, no bullet hole is visible. See more »


Tom: [at a mob-owned Chinese restaurant] He's trying to kill us!
Geena: With what? MSG?
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Features RoboCop (1987) See more »


Tunic (Song For Karen)
Performed & Written by Sonic Youth
Savage Conquest Music
Courtesy of Geffen 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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