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Mystery Date (1991)

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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

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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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Tom McHugh took one look at her and he was deeply in love. Everyone took one look at him and he was in deep trouble. 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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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 Dwight is banging on the trunk towards the end of the movie, no bullet hole is visible. See more »

Quotes

Craig: You know what you want. The hard part is over. Do something about it.
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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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Sleazy Brother
28 July 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

When someone even if it's your brother offers to fix you up on a date with the girl of your dreams, watch out because if it's too good to be true, it usually is. That's the position that young Ethan Hawke who worships his older brother Brian McNamara.

McNamara is however not studying to be a lawyer, but instead is a crook who has stolen from a Chinese gangster played by James Wong and who wants his goods back. What McNamara is doing by even giving Hawke his car, his fashionable wardrobe and even his credit card is set up his younger brother while he deals in relative safety. So that first date with Teri Polo is an experience not likely to be forgotten.

Mystery Date definitely has a few laughs in it, but throughout it I couldn't really get all that amused over the plight of Hawke and Polo. I mean this kid really worships McNamara and this guy is such a sleaze to take advantage of that. Kind of puts a damper on the humor.

Funniest performance has to be from Fisher Stevens who plays a psychotic floral delivery guy who McNamara stiffs for a tip and then goes berserk, taking it out on poor Hawke, the schlemiel. It doesn't make up for the overall weak plot premise.


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