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Satisfaction (1988)

Justine Bateman rocks out as the leader of an all-girl band that struggles with men and drugs during a summer resort gig.

Director:

Joan Freeman

Writer:

Charles Purpura

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justine Bateman ... Jennie Lee
Liam Neeson ... Martin Falcon
Trini Alvarado ... Mooch
Scott Coffey ... Nickie
Britta Phillips ... Billy
Julia Roberts ... Daryle
Debbie Harry ... Tina
Chris Nash ... Frankie
Michael DeLorenzo ... Bunny Slotz
Tom O'Brien ... Hubba
Kevin Haley Kevin Haley ... Josh
Peter Craig ... Mig
Steve Cropper ... Sal
Sheryl Ann Martin Sheryl Ann Martin ... Bunny's Girl
Lia Romaine ... Girl at Campfire
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Storyline

A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer. Jennie falls in love with the owner of the bar, Martin. They get an offer to play in Europe and perhaps become famous. But are they ready for it? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

One Band. One Dream. One Summer. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls of Summer See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,779,275, 15 February 1988

Gross USA:

$8,253,123

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,253,123
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Debut theatrical movie of Julia Roberts, who had previously appeared uncredited in Firehouse (1987). See more »

Quotes

Daryle: Think of all the clothes I could have bought in Europe
Billy: Ahh forget it. None of us speak European anyway
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Crazy Credits

The Mystery performs "Satisfaction" on stage through most of the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Grosse Pointe: Satisfaction (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Jump Into My Life
Composed by Paul Gurvitz
Performed by Monalisa Young
© 1986 Chrysalis Music Ltd. (BMI)
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A solid 3
13 May 2004 | by mm-39See all my reviews

Some people will calls this film a chick flick, I prefer to say it is geared for a teenage women audience. With this in mind I fould it awful. Too sappy, predictable and reminds me of the low budget Bartell Drive inn movies. The all girl band headed out too the beach is toooo predictable. Their characters at best get across as cardbord. The tough girl etc. Even for an escapist movie, where the viewer turn his or her brain off, this film's script is too thin. I watched this with my wife late night, and could not care less for the conclusion. I left not really wanting to know about what happens too the band, or their love interest. For a film I found soaps have better wrighting. This film probably was done quick, on the cheap and it shows. Stay away unless your only other choice is Isthar at the video store. 3 Out of 10


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