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Mystic Pizza (1988)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kat
... Daisy
... Jojo
... Bill (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
... Tim
... Charlie
... Leona
... Mrs. Arujo
Porscha Radcliffe ... Phoebe
Bucky Walsh ... Manny (as Arthur Walsh)
... Jake
... Mr. Barboza
Sheila Ferrini ... Mrs. Barboza
... Nicole Travers
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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pizza Pizza - Ein Stück vom Himmel  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,163,939, 23 October 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,793,213
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The "Mystic Pizza" restaurant in Mystic was not where the movie was filmed. Only one scene of the movie was actually filmed in Mystic village, which was the scene where the fishing boat was going through the draw bridge. Mystic is a popular tourist destination that would have been too crowded for filming a movie so the filming was done in the sleepy neighboring town of Stonington, CT. They used a business on Water street for restaurant filming, and in the early part of the movie there is a scene where a pizza is being delivered via motor scooter, where they go past the town green where the two old cannons are on display. See more »

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When Jo-Jo is arguing with her boyfriend as his fishing boat is heading out to sea, the boat is actually going up river. This is hidden pretty well, but Mystic residents have noticed. See more »

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Daisy: [after Charles tries to make Daisy feel better about her thinking he was cheating on her and dumping fish water into his car] Daisy: You're weird!
Charles Gordon Windsor, Jr.: I'm weird?
[Looks at car filled with fish water]
Charles Gordon Windsor, Jr.: Can you give us a ride home?"
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I've Got You Under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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one of the minor defining movies of my generation
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This was one of THE slumber party movies when I was in high school, and fourteen years later I still enjoy it. Of course now I realize what a jerk the married man is from the first time he looks THAT WAY at Kat, and I'm a little surprised (although I married young myself) to see young marriage portrayed positively in a major motion picture. It's also refreshing to see Julia Roberts before she acquired the required Hollywood Superstar Anorexic Look.

Some of the scenes that make me laugh as much now as they did when I was 15: The Porsche full of fish, and JoJo's parents' and boyfriend's reaction when JoJo and Bill are caught in a compromising position. This film has some very tender moments as well. A warning, however: the last line will probably make you groan.

It's not terribly deep, and it's not going to win the Palme D'Or. But it's well worth putting in the VCR on a quiet evening when your husband's out or your girlfriends are over.


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