GenreComedy Music directorJohn Du Prez LanguageEnglish
WriterParker Bennett, Terry Runte Release dateAugust 16, 1991 CastEthan Hawke (Tom McHugh), Teri Polo (Geena Matthews), Brian McNamara (Craig McHugh), Fisher Stevens (Dwight) Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, Pitch Perfect 2, Jupiter Ascending, The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, Happy Endings
Mystery date 1991
Mystery Date is a 1991 American teen comedy film directed by Jonathan Wacks and starring Ethan Hawke, Teri Polo, and Brian McNamara. Shock-rockers Gwar have a brief cameo in the film.
Tom McHugh (Hawke) quickly learns that his perfect big brother Craig (McNamara) isn't all he's cracked up to be while on a night on the town with the girl next door (Polo), during which Tom is harassed by unpleasant strangers, threatened by mobsters, pursued by police, attacked by an irate florist, accused of murder, and has his date kidnapped—all because everyone thinks he's Craig...and the classic 1959 DeSoto Firesweep he borrowed off his brother has two dead bodies in the trunk.
Ethan Hawke as Tom McHugh
Teri Polo as Geena Matthews
Brian McNamara as Craig McHugh
Mystery Date holds a 25% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on eight reviews; the average rating is 4.7/10.
Desson Howe from The Washington Post wrote: "Mystery Date is an exclamation point movie. Built on nothing but zany high points, it survives entirely on plot surprise. Maybe this kind of Date is for you! But guess what! I'd rather be at the pub!"