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Mystic Pizza (1988)

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.

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Donald Petrie

Writers:

Amy Holden Jones (story) (as Amy Jones), Amy Holden Jones (screenplay) (as Amy Jones) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annabeth Gish ... Kat
Julia Roberts ... Daisy
Lili Taylor ... Jojo
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Bill (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
William R. Moses ... Tim
Adam Storke ... Charlie
Conchata Ferrell ... Leona
Joanna Merlin ... Mrs. Arujo
Porscha Radcliffe Porscha Radcliffe ... Phoebe
Bucky Walsh Bucky Walsh ... Manny (as Arthur Walsh)
John Fiore ... Jake
Gene Amoroso ... Mr. Barboza
Sheila Ferrini Sheila Ferrini ... Mrs. Barboza
Janet Zarish ... Nicole Travers
Louis Turenne Louis Turenne ... Everyday Gourmet
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Storyline

Sisters Kat and Daisy work along with Jojo at the pizza parlour in Mystic, Connecticut. Kat, shortly off to Yale, finds herself drawn to a local architect she is babysitting for, while her more tearaway sister starts dating a guy from the money side of the tracks. Jojo leaves her man at the altar; she loves him but shies away from commitment. Meanwhile the fame of the pizza continues to spread; it seems to contain something almost ..... mystic. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A romantic comedy with the works. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystic Pizza See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,163,939, 23 October 1988

Gross USA:

$12,793,213

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,793,213
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the sailing boat was "Jo Jo" of the Port of Mystic, Connecticut. Jo Jo is also the first name of one of the three lead teenage girl characters who work at the "Mystic Pizza" pizza bar. She is played by actress Lili Taylor. See more »

Goofs

After Kat gives the food critic the bill and picks up his pizza, you can see that the pizza is still whole, even though he has taken a slice and eaten part of it. See more »

Quotes

Katherine: [almost runs into Daisy, while holding a hot pizza] Watch it, Daisy!
Daisy: What? Think I got eyes in my butt?
Katherine: That's where your brains are!
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Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Use Your Disillusion (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

I Ain't Got Nobody
As performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc., Special Markets Division
Written by Spencer Williams and Roger Graham
Published by Edwyn H. Morris & Co. a division of MPL Communications, Inc. (ASCAP) and Jerry Vogel Music Co.,
Inc. (ASCAP)
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Taylor and D'Onofrio: The Real Show
16 March 2003 | by luludavisSee all my reviews

This film was unique for its time. There is actually a place called Mystic, Connecticutt. It's a beautiful town and the director used it well.

Julia Roberts is fresh and sexy. Thank God that this film was made before, Pretty Woman or else there would be no record of Julia's pure beauty before she became a 'star'. The reason to watch this film however are the performances given by Lili Taylor and Vincent D'Onofrio. They film could have been about the relationship between characters. Taylor is 'real' sexy. I'm a big fan. She also delivers one of the most emotionally honest monologues in cinematic history. D'Onofrio delivers a down-to-earth performance of a sensitive male who values love over sex. Also the performance given by the actress who plays the pizzeria's owner is very lovable.


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