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Mystery Date (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 16 August 1991 (USA)
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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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 »


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The Combo at McHugh House, Steven Drake and Craig Northey, were members of the Vancouver rock band Odds. See more »

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When Tom McHugh puts the birthday button on the drapes, the lights in the room are off. In the next shot, when Liu's henchman falls from the building the lights in the room are on. See more »

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Fortune Teller: ...all because your loins led you out tonight.
Geena: It was not my loins! I was... curious.
Fortune Teller: Ah1 In women, curiosity is an urge that springs from the loins.
Geena: What, and not in men?
Fortune Teller: In men, *everything* is an urge that springs from the loins.
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Remember My Name
Performed by Toy Matinee
Written by Patrick Leonard, Kevin Gilbert, Bill Bottrell
WB Music Corp./Canvas Mattress Music/No Tomato Music/Ignorant Music
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Interesting idea, pretty improbable ending
26 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I caught "Mystery Date" on TV one night. It portrays nerdy Tom McHugh (Ethan Hawke) learning from older brother Craig (Brian McNamara) how to ask a girl out on a date. But when it comes time for the date, a series of things go wrong, and before you know it, the whole thing looks like Dave Barry's novel "Big Trouble".

I should identify that "Mystery Date" isn't a bad movie. It's just that the ending seemed a little improbable. Otherwise, most of the movie's acceptable. Victor Wong had a fairly goofy line, and it was interesting seeing Teri Polo in the years before she became the woman in "Meet the Parents".


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