Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

Amy Holden Jones (story) (as Amy Jones), Amy Holden Jones (screenplay) (as Amy Jones) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annabeth Gish ... Kat
Julia Roberts ... Daisy
Lili Taylor ... Jojo
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Bill (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
William R. Moses ... Tim
Adam Storke ... Charlie
Conchata Ferrell ... Leona
Joanna Merlin ... Mrs. Arujo
Porscha Radcliffe Porscha Radcliffe ... Phoebe
Bucky Walsh Bucky Walsh ... Manny (as Arthur Walsh)
John Fiore ... Jake
Gene Amoroso ... Mr. Barboza
Sheila Ferrini Sheila Ferrini ... Mrs. Barboza
Janet Zarish ... Nicole Travers
Louis Turenne Louis Turenne ... Everyday Gourmet
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Storyline

Sisters Kat and Daisy work along with Jojo at the pizza parlour in Mystic, Connecticut. Kat, shortly off to Yale, finds herself drawn to a local architect she is babysitting for, while her more tearaway sister starts dating a guy from the money side of the tracks. Jojo leaves her man at the altar; she loves him but shies away from commitment. Meanwhile the fame of the pizza continues to spread; it seems to contain something almost ..... mystic. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Discover a movie which hits home about love, friendship, dreams and life. A movie that you'll be talking about long afterwards. Experience something special, something romantic, something honest. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Actress Conchata Ferrell would work with Julia Roberts a second time for Erin Brockovich (2000) around 12 years after Mystic Pizza (1988). See more »

Goofs

You cannot enter Yale University as a freshman in February, at least in 1988. See more »

Quotes

Leona: Honey, you'd do just fine if you just used your head a little more
Daisy: Yeah, well, don't worry about me. I'm gonna slingin' pizza for the rest of my life
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Referenced in Kingdom of the Vampire (2007) See more »

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Joyride
Written by Ashley Hall and Stephanie Tyrell
Published by Tyrell Music Co. (BMI) / Special Friendship Music (BMI)
Performed by Larry Greene
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great friendship movie
11 December 2002 | by CamaroLuvNgal84See all my reviews

I really like this movie. It's sweet, charming, funny, and makes you think of your friends. This is one of the very few roles I like that Julia Roberts played. I love many of the '80s movies because most of them are cheesy and I just love looking at the clothes and hairdos from that decade. One of my favorite scenes has to be where JoJo and Bill get caught in the act by her parents. That was hilarious! Well, this is just about all I can say about this movie but I really liked it and you should definitely watch it with your friends.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystic Pizza See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,163,939, 23 October 1988

Gross USA:

$12,793,213

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,793,213
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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