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Satisfaction (1988)

A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer. Jennie falls in love with the owner of the bar, Martin. ... See full summary »

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Joan Freeman

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Charles Purpura

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justine Bateman ... Jennie Lee
Liam Neeson ... Martin Falcon
Trini Alvarado ... Mooch
Scott Coffey ... Nickie
Britta Phillips ... Billy
Julia Roberts ... Daryle
Debbie Harry ... Tina
Chris Nash Chris Nash ... Frankie
Michael DeLorenzo ... Bunny Slotz
Tom O'Brien ... Hubba
Kevin Haley Kevin Haley ... Josh
Peter Craig ... Mig
Steve Cropper ... Sal
Sheryl Ann Martin Sheryl Ann Martin ... Bunny's Girl
Lia Romaine ... Girl at Campfire
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Storyline

A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer. Jennie falls in love with the owner of the bar, Martin. They get an offer to play in Europe and perhaps become famous. But are they ready for it? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls of Summer See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,779,275, 14 February 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,253,123
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Principal photography on the picture was filmed during the months of May and June 1987. See more »

Quotes

Billy: Omelette!
Daryle Shane: You know, Billy, I think the dog's name is "Hamlet."
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Crazy Credits

The Mystery performs "Satisfaction" on stage through most of the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Grosse Pointe: Satisfaction (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

(Loving You Is Like a) Suicide Mission
Performed by The Killer Whales
Composed by David Bethany
© 1986 Hazardous Music (BMI)
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Totally Unsatisfying.
14 August 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Michael J. Fox's successful jump from "Family Ties" to the big screen made Justine Bateman a marketable commodity as well in this small and really totally unimpressive quick-flick. Bateman is the head of a small rock band that gets a gig in a bar in California and naturally Bateman falls in love with a then-unknown Liam Neeson. The typical things occur as this is little more than another long music video from the 1980s. Julia Roberts is also along for the ride as one of the girls in Bateman's band. Watching Neeson and Roberts in this mess is really interesting, but they were not stars yet and in the end "Satisfaction" cannot boost past the dreaded bomb status. Turkey (0 stars out of 5).


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