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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 »


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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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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

At one point Lew sends his henchmen, Ben and Jerry, out for ice cream. "Ben & Jerry" is also the name of one of the most popular ice cream companies in the United States. See more »

Goofs

When James Lew's thug attacks Tom McHugh in the dark, he does a flying kick and goes crashing through the window several stories up. But when the camera cuts to outside the house, as he falls, the room's lights are suddenly back on. See more »

Quotes

Craig: Alright, now the only problem with glasses is that they tend to fly off when a woman slaps you. Just don't flinch, you take it like a man, come off it smiling.
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Connections

References Out of the Past (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Mussette's Waltz
Performed by Francoise Louvay Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Southern Library of Recorded Music
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Glad I found it... highly underrated film
8 September 2006 | by indescreetmanSee all my reviews

Hey there IMDb viewers, Seriously - I took a chance on this film when it came to TV and I honestly have to say that, if you can watch it for what it is - i.e. pure entertainment - your gonna have a blast! It stars a young Ethan Hawke (Training Day) and a very attractive, younger Teri Polo (Meet The Parents). When Tom McHugh's (Hawke) older brother Craig (McNamara) sets Tom up with Gina (Polo) for a blind date everything for the beginning part, starts off well... until Tom finds himself chased throughout the night by cops, a psychotic flower deliver man (Stevens) and a mob Boss by the name of James Lew (Wong) - it seems everyone wants a piece of Tom... or is it Craig and why?... Watch and find out! A great date movie and one to watch when your in one of those "I want to watch something, but i'm not sure what" type of scenarios. Cheers.


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