Mystery Team (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  17 January 2009 (USA)
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A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.



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Three clueless high school nerds, best friends for years, call themselves the "Mystery Team" and solve neighborhood crimes - such as who poked a finger in a pie cooling on a window ledge - cute at seven but foolish at 18. Then, one morning, a young girl pays them a dime to find out who murdered her parents the night before and took her grandmother's ring. Using inept methods, the team lucks onto the trail of the bad guys. Can they bumble to success and a renewed reputation? And what about coming of age? Written by <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One big case. Zero clue.


Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content, nudity, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Тайная команда  »

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Opening Weekend:

$7,840 (USA) (28 August 2009)


$84,755 (USA) (5 March 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The color of the bikes that the team rides matches the color of their sneakers. See more »


(at around 13 mins) In the upper right corner, while the camera moves between the "little me" and "find this Leroy guy" conversations. See more »


Jordy: When I was fifteen years old, when I got this job, I said to myself, "I am going to work here until the day that I kill myself."
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The bear in the man's picture at the end of the movie is credited as "White Bear" - "Himself" See more »


References Trainspotting (1996) See more »


The Stand
Written and Performed by Donald Glover and Chris Ward
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Spot on as a comedy, not to be taken seriously
7 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not sure why some people hate the movie so much. Of course this isn't a family film and the movie is not to be taken so seriously. I suppose that a movie can't please everyone. I for one am a fan of Derrick Comedy and this was good time spent. I hadn't laughed from a movie as much as I have after watching this one. Although I did feel that one of the main three characters was left out, it actually portrayed what the character's personality was. The first couple of minutes didn't make the movie seem that great, but as the story progresses, it gets better. As for the plot itself, it's not what makes the movie good. This movie is a comedy, and for what comedies do, it was spot on. In the end it's going to be up to you to decide whether you like it or not, but I for one recommend it. Maybe it's because of all the hours I've been awake so far, but I was laughing the whole way through.

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