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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 ... 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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Taglines:

One Band. One Dream. One Summer. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Second and final produced screenplay for Charles Purpura, with his first made film script having being for Heaven Help Us (1985) (a.k.a. "Catholic Boys"). See more »

Quotes

Mooch: What do I look like? The Shell Answer Man...
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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

Dedicated to the One I Love
Composed by Ralph Bass & Lowman Pauling
© 1957 Duchess Music Corp. (BMI), Edward B. Marks Music Company (BMI)
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Not a good film by any stretch of the imagination
26 May 1999 | by Meredith-7See all my reviews

Not a good film by any stretch of the imagination. The storyline is a shocker and the acting is, at times, quite bad. However, seeing Julia Roberts and Liam Neeson in early roles before they were big stars makes it worthwhile. The one redeeming feature about this mess is the dog! He is so cute! But Justine Bateman is just awful, can't sing, can't act and can't talk properly. It's no wonder her big stardom has been confined to Family Ties.


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