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One big case. Zero clue.
A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Dan Eckman 
Writing credits
D.C. Pierson (screenplay) and
Donald Glover (screenplay) and
Dominic Dierkes (screenplay)

Dan Eckman (story) and
Dominic Dierkes (story) and
Donald Glover (story) and
Meggie McFadden (story) and
D.C. Pierson (story)

Produced by
Dominic Dierkes .... executive producer
Dan Eckman .... executive producer
Alexis Fish .... line producer
Donald Glover .... executive producer
Meggie McFadden .... executive producer
Meggie McFadden .... producer
D.C. Pierson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Donald Glover (original score)
Cinematography by
Austin F. Schmidt 
Film Editing by
Dan Eckman 
Casting by
Jodi Collins 
Production Design by
Lisa Myers 
Art Direction by
D.C. Pierson (supervising art director)
Costume Design by
Kristen Koenig  (as Kristen Konzet)
Makeup Department
Natalie Cora .... key hair stylist
Natalie Cora .... key makeup artist
Natalie Cora .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Huber .... first assistant director
Tay Schumaker .... second assistant director
Amy Williams .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Joe James .... property master
Nicholas Lareau .... assistant property master
Cora Paradiso .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Bob Dziemian .... sound effects editor
Lou Esposito .... sound designer (2008)
Ryan Heiferman .... re-recording mixer
Keith Hodne .... dialog mixer
Matthew Janson .... sound mixer
Mike McVearry .... boom operator
Pete Nenortas .... boom operator
Loui Ramon .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Alastor Arnold .... digital intermediate colorist
Michael DeBeer .... visual effects supervisor
D.C. Pierson .... end titles (as DC Pierson)
John Schuman .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryce Boucher .... electrician
Mark Brochu .... best boy grip
Fletcher Burns .... grip
Andrew P. Byrd .... grip
Jason Cleary .... camera technician
Beecher Cotton .... camera operator
Jeff Eckman .... behind-the-scenes videographer
Bernard Evans .... gaffer
Tom Fitzgerald .... jib dolly grip
Joe Giroux .... electrician
Afton Grant .... Steadicam operator
Ethan Gutt .... dolly grip
Marcos Herrera .... camera intern
James Lewis .... electrician
Lucas Loureiro .... second assistant camera
Branden James Maxham .... key grip (as Brandon James Maxham)
Brandon J. Meadows .... grip
Bryant Naro .... electrician
Carson Reaves .... first assistant camera
Jeremy Rodriguez .... key grip
Robert Toth .... best boy electric
Wally Webber .... grip
Adam Wilkins .... grip
Casting Department
Jessica Rotondi .... casting assistant
John Sefel .... casting: New Hampshire
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Belkus .... additional wardrobe
Katrina Davis .... wardrobe captain
Editorial Department
Robbie Renfrow .... digital intermediate colorist
Max Wink .... assistant editor
Other crew
Nicholas Barton .... production assistant
David Beede .... production assistant
Abby Dawson .... production accountant
Jeff Eckman .... production assistant
Jeff Eckman .... set medic
Ben Heald .... production assistant
Matt Hoffman .... production assistant
Heidi May Johnson .... production coordinator
Kyle Lafleur .... production assistant
Jason Mazzarino .... production assistant
Nick Packard .... production assistant
Ryan Sartor .... production assistant
John Schuman .... armorer
David Sidorov .... production assistant
Arnold Soko .... production assistant
Jack Wojchiehowski .... production assistant
Gigi Causey .... thanks
Matt Newton .... the producers wish to thank (as Matthew Newton)

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Rated R for crude sexual content, nudity, language and some drug material
97 min | USA:105 min (Sundance Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Australia:MA15+ (2010) | USA:R (certificate #45503)

Did You Know?

The three members of the mystery team are part of a comedy group called DerrickComedy that were part of CollegeHumor in the late 2000s.See more »
Continuity: In the scene where the Mystery Team debate whether to take the murder case, Briana is missing from the background when the camera spins 360 degrees. In the next shot, she's back again. Similarly, when Kelly and Briana walk away later in the scene, the next shot shows the street they should be walking down, but they're already gone.See more »
Duncan:Looks like we've got a long night of cocaine ahead of us.See more »
The StandSee more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Derrick rigs some great comedy., 14 June 2010
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

I had, somehow, never heard of Derrick Comedy until someone recommended this movie to me and now that I've seen their debut feature I must say that I'm glad to have found them. Anyone who has enjoyed the antics of Broken Lizard should like this bunch, everyone else may as well just stop reading now.

Mystery Team is all about a trio of immature high school lads who have never given up their hobby of solving mysteries even while the rest of the world has obviously moved on without them. Imagine some Enid Blyton creations acting just as they did in the books while inhabiting the body of an elderly teen male in modern America and that's where a lot of the comedy comes from.

Jason (Donald Glover) is the nominal leader and a master of disguise if that disguise is supposed to look like the world's most obvious disguise. Duncan (D.C. Pierson) is the brains of the bunch thanks to his big book of amazing facts. Charlie (Dominic Dierkes) is the muscle. The team find themselves amusingly oblivious to the fact that they're way out of their depth when a little girl asks them to solve a very real mystery: who was responsible for murdering her parents? The team go all out to solve the mystery, mainly because Jason keeps pushing them while he desperately tries to impress the little girl's big sister Kelly (Aubrey Plaza).

This really is a movie that will either have you laughing out loud almost every other minute (as I was) or just staring at the screen and wondering how on earth anyone can find this nonsense funny.

Nothing on display here is particularly flashy, surprising or cinematic but the performances and the many gems thrown out by the script are worth the viewing price alone. Nothing I could quote here would sound that amusing out of context (though I have now taken to exclaiming "ahhh wood, nature's metal" whenever I can) but it's often gut-bustingly hilarious within the framework of the film.

A very, very funny movie and I hope that the guys from Derrick Comedy go on to make many more films and keep me entertained, just as the Broken Lizard guys did.

See this if you like: Super Troopers, Beerfest, The Slammin' Salmon.

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