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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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date | trunk | dating | corpse | dog | See All (20) »

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Their first date may just be his last! 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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Trivia

The Combo at McHugh House, Steven Drake and Craig Northey, were members of the Vancouver rock band Odds. See more »

Goofs

When James Lew's thug attacks Tom McHugh in the dark, he does a flying kick and goes crashing through the window several stories up. But when the camera cuts to outside the house, as he falls, the room's lights are suddenly back on. See more »

Quotes

Geena: We spend hours making ourselves look completely different, and then we go into some dark place where we really can't see each other anyway, and then we drink so we don't know if the other person is really interesting or just seems interesting 'cause they're pretending to be interested in the person that we're pretending to be.
Tom: Uh, right. So I guess there's no getting around it. We're gonna have to lie to each other.
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Referenced in Talons of the Eagle (1992) See more »

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The Horror of YG
Performed by Gwar
Written by Beefcake The Mighty (as Michael Bishop), Balsac the Jaws of Death (as Michael Derks),
Dave Brockie (as David Brockie), Jizmak the Gusha (as Brad Roberts), William Dewey Rowell,
, Müsel (as Dave Musel)
BMG Songs, Inc.
Courtesy of Slave-Pit Enterprises/Metal Blade Records
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One of the Funniest Adventures of the 90's
19 March 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The shy teenager Tom McHugh (Ethan Hawke) worships his sexy neighbor Geena Matthews (Teri Polo) that lives on the other side of the street, but he does not dare to talk to her. When his parents travel with their dog for a competition and his self-confident big brother Craig McHugh (Brian McNamara) unexpectedly arrives from California for a visit with a classic 1959 Cadillac, Graig decides to call Geena and schedule a date with Tom. He lends his clothes and his credit card to Tom, who cuts his hair like Craig, buy flowers while Tom calls a limousine service. However, the driver has an accident and Tom decides "to borrow" the fancy car to impress the girl. When Tom is mistakenly taken as being Craig and finds a body in the trunk, his dream-night with Geena becomes a nightmare.

"Mystery Date" is one of the funniest adventures of the 90's and completely underrated in IMDb. The enjoyable story is delightful, with Ethan Hawke and Teri Polo showing a magnificent chemistry in the beginning of their successful careers. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Que Garota, Que Noite" ("What a Girl, What a Night")


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