Mystery Date (1991)
Front Cover Actor
Ethan Hawke Tom McHugh
Teri Polo Geena Matthews
Brian McNamara Craig McHugh
Fisher Stevens Dwight
B.D. Wong James Lew
Tony Rosato Sharpie
Don S. Davis Doheny
James Hong Fortune Teller
Victor Wong Janitor
Ping Wu Vince
Don Davis Doheny
Morris Panych Katz
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Jonathan Wacks
Producer Cathleen Summers; Catherine Meyers
Writer Parker Bennett; Terry Runte
Studio Orian Pictures; MGM (Video & DVD)
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 39 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
A Risky Business clone with loftier ambitions, Mystery Date holds up surprisingly well despite its '80s teen-flick trappings. This was Ethan Hawke's follow-up to the successful family adventure White Fang, and it's fun to watch the fresh-faced future Mr. Uma Thurman playing a shy guy named Tom who's obsessed with his dishy neighbor Geena (then-newcomer Teri Polo, in '80s big-hair splendor). When Tom's criminally entangled brother (Brian McNamara) manipulates Tom into a mistaken-identity date with Geena, they soon find themselves chased by a crazed delivery driver (Fisher Stevens), a hot-headed L.A. detective (SCTV alumnus Tony Rosato), and a Chinese mob kingpin (B.D. Wong) whose henchmen are named Ben and Jerry (giving some indication of this movie's dim sense of humor). Plot twists proliferate, and Polo (who had to wait until 2000's Meet the Parents for another decent movie role) manages to flatten her funniest line of dialogue. All of which makes Mystery Date a hit or miss affair, but mostly it hits. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1325
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/1/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 027616882356
Chapters
Release Date 1/7/03
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen