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Mystery Date (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 16 August 1991 (USA)
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A teenage boy would like to meet with a very pretty, blonde girl who lives next door. His elder brother helps him with a car and a credit card to be successful. This simple story gets ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Wacks

Writers:

Parker Bennett, Terry Runte (as Terry Runté)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Hawke ... Tom McHugh
Teri Polo ... Geena Matthews
Brian McNamara ... Craig McHugh
Fisher Stevens ... Dwight
BD Wong ... James Lew
Tony Rosato ... Sharpie
Don S. Davis ... Doheny
James Hong ... Fortune Teller
Victor Wong ... Janitor
Ping Wu ... Vince
Duncan Fraser ... Crully
Jerry Wasserman ... Detective Al Condon
Terry David Mulligan ... Mr. McHugh
Merrilyn Gann ... Mrs. McHugh
Stephen Chang ... Ben
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Storyline

A teenage boy would like to meet with a very pretty, blonde girl who lives next door. His elder brother helps him with a car and a credit card to be successful. This simple story gets complicated because of the corpse in the trunk. From there, other nightmares begin . Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Their first date may just be his last! See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cita misteriosa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,166,819
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First lead in a feature film for both Teri Polo and Ethan Hawke. See more »

Goofs

When Tom McHugh puts the birthday button on the drapes, the lights in the room are off. In the next shot, when Liu's henchman falls from the building the lights in the room are on. See more »

Quotes

Geena: We spend hours making ourselves look completely different, and then we go into some dark place where we really can't see each other anyway, and then we drink so we don't know if the other person is really interesting or just seems interesting 'cause they're pretending to be interested in the person that we're pretending to be.
Tom: Uh, right. So I guess there's no getting around it. We're gonna have to lie to each other.
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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill, Patty S. Hill
Sunny-Birchard Music, a Division of Sunny-Birchard, Inc.
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A Cute Film about a Cute Couple in an Ugly Situation
25 May 2000 | by jslampe1See all my reviews

This movie brings to life all the "first date" fears you could have and makes them come true for poor Tom. Sort of "After Hours" meets "Risky Business." The plot is a bit unbelievable, but it isn't predictable and is a lot of fun. If you are the type to say "now why would he do that?" and insist on plots that are believable, you probably won't like this movie. At one point our hero is driving around with a dead body in the trunk and treats it with the same urgency as a rip in his pants he doesn't want his date to see! Still, it's a fun romp that's easy to watch. A good date movie.


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