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Mischief (1985)

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1956. Obsessed with the hottest girl in class, a gawky high school student takes a crash course in teenage coolness from his motorcycle rebel neighbour, under the watchful eye of the eternal symbol of teenage rebellion: James Dean.

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Mel Damski

Writer:

Noel Black
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug McKeon ... Jonathan Bellah
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Bunny Miller
Kelly Preston ... Marilyn McCauley
Chris Nash ... Gene Harbrough
D.W. Brown ... Kenny
Jami Gertz ... Rosalie
Margaret Blye ... Claire Miller
Graham Jarvis ... Mr. Miller
Terry O'Quinn ... Claude Harbrough
Darren Ewing Darren Ewing ... Ted
Dennis L. O'Connell Dennis L. O'Connell ... T.J.
Bob McGuire Bob McGuire ... Mr. Hewitt
Bryce Kasson Bryce Kasson ... Robbie
Andrew Ream Andrew Ream ... Harry Horner
Julie Noble Julie Noble ... Mrs. McCauley
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Storyline

In 1956, the shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one girl: his girlfriend Bunny. However, since his father is poor, her parents don't accept him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The first time seems like the worst time, but it's the one time you'll never forget!

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heart & Soul See more »

Filming Locations:

Canal Winchester, Ohio, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Noel Black has said this movie is "somewhat autobiographical". See more »

Goofs

Many of the songs used, while true to the spirit of 1956, were actually released in later years. See more »

Quotes

Gene Harbrough: [Referring to Kenny] Who's he, the town asshole?
Jonathan Bellah: Yeah. And he's really good at it, too.
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox logo fades to reveal the iconic phrase from Star Wars, "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." This appears for several seconds before "Nelsonville, Ohio 1956" is added to the the still. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US Home Video version on VHS shows more nudity than the theatrical and DVD releases. This is due to a framing issue, and not alternate or extended footage. The VHS version must be open matte. It shows more image above and below the 1.85:1 framing, but some of the image on the left and right is cropped. This results in quite a bit more female nudity during the sex scene. See more »

Connections

References A Place in the Sun (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

It's All in the Game
Written by Carl Sigman, Charles Dawes (as Gen. Charles G. Dawes)
Performed by Tommy Edwards
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A movie that did not get a fair chance
28 June 2001 | by lordhellfire1See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1997 on FOX..Unfortunately I saw it when it was almost to the end..I didn't see the film again until 2 years later.That time I saw it in it's full presentation..Definitely a good movie.The movie is set in 1956 in a small town in Ohio.This is where we see a moving truck headed up a dirt road leading to a small town..This is where we meet Jonathon(played by Doug McKeon)He is a senior in high school and is just the typical,average,high school kid..Who wants to make it with one of the most popular girls in school Marilyn (who is played wonderfully by the beautiful Kelly Preston a.k.a. Mrs. John Travolta)After a "accidental" encounter with Marilyn,Jonathon arrives home and this is where Gene enters the picture.Gene(played by Chris Nash) is the bad ass with a conscience and a heart of gold.He befriends Jonathon and helps him out with Marilyn while making enemy's with the town prep Kenny..Whose "girlfriend" Bunny, Gene has his sights on.While after getting into some mishap the story finally plays out where boys get girls ,Boy dumps girl,Girl runs away with boy..The movie is definitely a must see. Aired on television every once in a while ,I must stop and tell everyone to stop and give this movie the fair chance it deserves...


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