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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 »

Director:

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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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lew had two henchmen named Ben and Jerry who's first names are also similar to father and son comedians Jerry and Ben Stiller. Both the lead stars worked with the latter at some point in their careers. Ethan Hawke co-starred with and was directed by Ben Stiller in the film Reality Bites (1994) while Teri Polo worked him in the films Meet the Parents (2000), Meet the Fockers (2004) and Little Fockers (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Dwight is banging on the trunk towards the end of the movie, no bullet hole is visible. See more »

Quotes

Tom: Well, fine. Well then I'll just go over there and say, "Hi, I'm Tom and you don't know me, but I've been spying on you for a couple of months now and I am finding you very attractive in a very real, very hormonal way." And then she'll slap me silly.
Craig: There are worse things in this world than getting slapped by a beautiful woman, you'll see.
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Features Married to the Mob (1988) See more »

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Suicide Blonde
Performed by INXS
Words and Music by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss
Published by Tol Muziek
Rights Administered by MCA Music Publishing, a Division of MCA Inc.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music Australia Pty.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products-PolyGram Special Products, a Division of PolyGram Group Distribution,
Inc.
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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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