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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 next door. His elder brother helps him with a car and a credit card to be successful. This simple story gets ... 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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A teenage boy would like to meet with a very pretty, blonde girl who lives next door. His elder brother helps him with a car and a credit card to be successful. This simple story gets complicated because of the corpse in the trunk. From there, other nightmares begin . 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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,166,819 (USA)
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First lead in a feature film for both Teri Polo and Ethan Hawke. See more »

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When the police officer is recording the statement of the suspect, there is no tape in the machine. See more »

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Craig: You like lingerie, Tommy?
Tom: Well, I've really only read about it.
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Referenced in Talons of the Eagle (1992) See more »

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Performed by INXS
Words and Music by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss
Published by Tol Muziek
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Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music Australia Pty.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products-PolyGram Special Products, a Division of PolyGram Group Distribution,
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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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