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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.

Director:

Mel Damski

Writer:

Noel Black

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug McKeon ... Jonathan
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Bunny
Kelly Preston ... Marilyn
Chris Nash ... Gene
D.W. Brown ... Kenny
Jami Gertz ... Rosalie
Margaret Blye ... Claire Miller (as Maggie Blye)
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!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Terry O'Quinn plays Chris Nash's father, he is less than nine years his senior in real life. See more »

Goofs

As Kenny and his pals make their way into the drive-in, there is a 4 sided illuminated Kroger sign in the background that is not true to the era. See more »

Quotes

Gene Harbrough: You may not be the biggest stud, Jonathan. But, at least you have a family.
Jonathan Bellah: You can *have* my *brother*!
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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 Carolina Cannonball (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Strange
Written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson and Bo Diddley (as Ethel Smith)
Performed by Mickey Baker (as Mickey) and Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia)
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An 80's Classic
16 December 2000 | by tony95See all my reviews

I agree with my fellow reviewer that this movie is a lost gem. However, I would not consider it a typical 80's teenage sex movie. This movie is an eloquent and witty portrayal of love-stuck adolescence at its most hilarious. While the film does contain nudity and boozing, these situations are presented in such a way as could only offend the most prudish of characters. There is something innocent and refreshing about the emotions that occompany this period of every mans life and this movie bring that out perfectly. I have not seen this title in a video store in a long while, so I purchased it from Amazon. The PG-13 version shows up on Comedy Central every so often also. I recommend giving it look if you get the chance.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heart & Soul See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,618,460, 10 February 1985

Gross USA:

$8,692,426

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,692,426
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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