4.8/10
3,123
44 user 10 critic

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 »

Director:

Joan Freeman

Writer:

Charles Purpura

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman's world is rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Robert Duvall
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor
Dying Young (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D'Onofrio
Mary Reilly (1996)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment.

Director: Charles Shyer
Stars: Nick Nolte, Julia Roberts, Saul Rubinek
Blood Red (1989)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

The history of a Sicilian family who emigrated to America years ago and now lives in California cultivating vine. The problems start when they have to confront themselves with a powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Eric Roberts, Giancarlo Giannini, Dennis Hopper
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson
Firehouse (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Some sexy women get out of Fire Fighter School and go for the jobs they trained for, but first they must survive their male counterparts teasing them.

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen
Stars: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie's co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film's print hostage.

Director: Joe Roth
Stars: Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Billy Crystal
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field
Baja Oklahoma (TV Movie 1988)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Dan Jenkins co-wrote the screenplay based on his novel of the same name about Juanita, a barmaid in Ft. Worth, Texas, who wants to be a country-western songwriter.

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote, Swoosie Kurtz
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls of Summer See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$8,253,123
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Debut theatrical movie of Julia Roberts, who had previously appeared uncredited in Firehouse (1987). See more »

Quotes

[at the preppy pool party]
Jennie: Where's the dip?
Billy: All the dips are dancing
See more »

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

God Bless the Child
Composed by Billie Holiday & Arthur Herzog Jr.
© 1941 Edward B. Marks Music Company (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great '80s Comedy!
26 August 2005 | by fechka-1See all my reviews

So this is not one of the best movies from the '80s, but it made a big impact on me because of Julia Roberts. I thought she was so cool, and I copied a lot of my fashion styles after her character in the movie (big hair and all). Being a child of the '80s I've been slowly collecting many of the classic comedies, and this one has been on my list for a while. So when I discovered last month that it was finally coming out on DVD and at a great price, I pre-ordered my copy. It has some really good moments and good one-liners, like when Julia Roberts' character, Daryle is told by one of the preppy guys she's seeing "You're different from the other girls", she responds "I can work really hard to be the same", or when Daryle is explaining to Billy that getting married is a natural thing, Billy responds "Dying is natural too, but you don't see people rushing to do that". So if you want to take a trip back to the '80s or if you're a Julia Roberts fan, this movie is for you.


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 44 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed