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Mystery Team (2009)

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

Director:

Dan Eckman

Writers:

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

One big case. Zero clue.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Тайная команда See more »

Filming Locations:

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,840, 30 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$77,126, 7 March 2010
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Just after Jason hits Kelly with the broom, he goes into the kitchen and you can see the finger of a crew member in the lower left hand corner signal Kelly to give her next line, "Why are you here?" See more »

Quotes

Duncan: Looks like we've got a long night of cocaine ahead of us.
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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 »

Connections

References American Pie (1999) See more »

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The Stand
Written and Performed by Donald Glover and Chris Ward
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8 June 2010 | by denverbarndudeSee all my reviews

Hilarious. Cute. Adorable. Hard hitting action. Swear words! This movie has everything.

Seriously, Comedy Examiner said this was the funniest move of 2010 (June writing) and I seriously agree.

I saw this sketch comedy team on YT and they were very, very funny. Yet they rose to new heights by combining my favorite genre as an 8 year old with world weary modernism. I just wish that my favorite SNL characters would have made a film in this vein. It's funny; very funny. It's fresh and it hasa lot of heart...then spleen, then kidneys.

Best of luck to these guys and looking forward to the sequel.


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