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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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$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

Tom: Isn't that illegal?
Craig: Tom, never let the law stand in the way of a good time.
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Tunic (Song For Karen)
Performed & Written by Sonic Youth
Savage Conquest Music
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Interesting idea, pretty improbable ending
26 December 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I caught "Mystery Date" on TV one night. It portrays nerdy Tom McHugh (Ethan Hawke) learning from older brother Craig (Brian McNamara) how to ask a girl out on a date. But when it comes time for the date, a series of things go wrong, and before you know it, the whole thing looks like Dave Barry's novel "Big Trouble".

I should identify that "Mystery Date" isn't a bad movie. It's just that the ending seemed a little improbable. Otherwise, most of the movie's acceptable. Victor Wong had a fairly goofy line, and it was interesting seeing Teri Polo in the years before she became the woman in "Meet the Parents".


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