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Mystery Team (2009)

A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.


Dan Eckman


D.C. Pierson (screenplay), Donald Glover (screenplay) | 6 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Glover ... Jason
D.C. Pierson ... Duncan
Dominic Dierkes ... Charlie
Aubrey Plaza ... Kelly
Glenn Kalison ... Robert
Peter Saati Peter Saati ... Leroy
Kay Cannon ... Destiny
Bobby Moynihan ... Jordy
Matt Walsh ... Jim
John Lutz ... Frank
Robbie Sublett ... Ricky Appleman
Tom Shillue ... Alan McGinty
Kevin Brown ... Bouncer
Ellie Kemper ... Jamie
Jon Daly ... Greg


Three clueless high school nerds, best friends for years, call themselves the "Mystery Team" and solve neighborhood crimes - such as who poked a finger in a pie cooling on a window ledge - cute at seven but foolish at 18. Then, one morning, a young girl pays them a dime to find out who murdered her parents the night before and took her grandmother's ring. Using inept methods, the team lucks onto the trail of the bad guys. Can they bumble to success and a renewed reputation? And what about coming of age? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One big case. Zero clue.


Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content, nudity, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Тайная команда See more »

Filming Locations:

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,840, 30 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$77,126, 7 March 2010
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Technical Specs





Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The color of the bikes that the team rides matches the color of their sneakers. See more »


(at around 13 mins) In the upper right corner, while the camera moves between the "little me" and "find this Leroy guy" conversations. See more »


Jamie: There's something fishy going on down at the sardine factory! I think it's fish!
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Crazy Credits

The bear in the man's picture at the end of the movie is credited as "White Bear" - "Himself" See more »


References American Pie (1999) See more »


The Stand
Written and Performed by Donald Glover and Chris Ward
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User Reviews

So super phenomenal!!!!
3 June 2010 | by iliner-1See all my reviews

I loved it. Loved it all over. I was on the edge of my seat, but I kept falling over with laughter. It was written in a way that was perfectly suited to the comedic voices of Bobby Moynihan, Matt Walsh, Jon Daly, Aubrey Plaza, etc but still maintained a really strong voice in and of itself.

Gun to my head, if I had to criticize it, I would say I could have used more Ben Schwartz. But I feel that way about EVERYTHING........

So so so good. I cannot say enough good things about this movie!!!! I feel as though any negative reviewers on here probably wanted to see a simple, straight-forward comedy and that it is not. It is an ethically challenging movie with really artistic choices and deep belly uncontrollable laughs.


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