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Mischief (1985)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jonathan Bellah
... Bunny Miller
... Marilyn McCauley
... Gene Harbrough
... Kenny
... Rosalie
... Claire Miller
... Mr. Miller
... Claude Harbrough
Darren Ewing ... Ted
Dennis L. O'Connell ... T.J.
Bob McGuire ... Mr. Hewitt
Bryce Kasson ... Robbie
Andrew Ream ... Harry Horner
Julie Noble ... Mrs. McCauley
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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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8 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Heart & Soul  »

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The original title of the film was "Heart and Soul". It was then changed to "Getting Lucky". Finally, just prior to release they chose "Mischief". See more »

Goofs

At about 48:42, Gene and Bunny are heading out of town for a little getaway. The scenes show them on Gene's motorcycle crossing the bridge that says "Nelsonville" while they are leaving town (with the sign eventually at their backs). In the next shot we see them on a curving road with a nice view of the valley on the right and they are coming toward the camera while they are leaving town. At the beginning of the movie we see Gene's moving truck making its way INTO town but they show the truck going in the same direction as Gene and Bunny were going on the motorcycle while they were leaving town. 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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References Teenage Rebel (1956) See more »

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I'm in Love Again
Written by David Bartholomew (as Dave Bartholomew), Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino)
Performed by The Fontane Sisters
courtesy of MCA Records
Performed by Fats Domino
courtesy of EMI America Records
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decent coming-of-age drama
21 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Enjoyable tale of a likable geek(Doug McKeon) trying to snag the girl of his dreams with the help of his cool new friend. Unlike the bulk of teen sex comedies from this era, MISCHIEF comes off as slightly less hyperactive and slighty more reflective(come on, the kid learns something about the nature of sexual infatuation at the end, something most of the kids in these films never approach). The inclusion of some great 50's tunes(Ivory Joe Hunter's "Since I Met You Baby" is simply exquisite)goes along way towards heightening this film's charm. On his way to manhood, Jonathan learns, sometimes poignantly and sometimes humorously, about friendship, sex, girls, and his own insecurities. What we see is a coming-of-age story, much more realistically portrayed than the horny hijinks of flicks like PORKY'S. Seek it out.


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