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Mystery Date (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 16 August 1991 (USA)
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
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Sharpie
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Doheny
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Fortune Teller
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Mr. 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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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,166,819 (USA)
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The crazy metal band on stage at the night club is GWAR. 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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Craig: You like lingerie, Tommy?
Tom: Well, I've really only read about it.
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Features RoboCop (1987) See more »

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Remember My Name
Performed by Toy Matinee
Written by Patrick Leonard, Kevin Gilbert, Bill Bottrell
WB Music Corp./Canvas Mattress Music/No Tomato Music/Ignorant Music
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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