Mischief (film)

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Mischief 1985 film poster.jpg
The "censored" film poster (the original showed the character Jonathon holding Marilyn's panties)
Directed by Mel Damski
Produced by Jere Henshaw
Sam Manners
Michael Nolin
Written by Noel Black
Starring Doug McKeon
Chris Nash
Catherine Mary Stewart
Kelly Preston
Music by Barry De Vorzon
Cinematography Donald E. Thorin
Edited by O. Nicholas Brown
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates February 8, 1985
Running time 100 min.
Country  United States
Language English
Box office $8,700,000

Mischief is a 1985 teen comedy film starring Doug McKeon, Chris Nash, Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelly Preston. The film was directed by Mel Damski and written by Noel Black. The original music score was composed by Barry De Vorzon.

Set in Nelsonville, Ohio in 1956, its soundtrack features many popular songs from the era.

Plot summary[edit]

In Nelsonville, Ohio in 1956, the relationship between the introverted, clumsy Jonathan Bellah (McKeon) and the nonconformist, extroverted Gene Harbrough (Nash) begins to develop. Jonathan's main objective is to win over the sexy Marilyn McCauley (Preston), in spite of his shyness, while Gene has his own love-life to maintain with his girlfriend Bunny Miller (Stewart)—as well as counseling Jonathan on how to attract women. Gene also has to defend himself from the class bully, Kenny (D.W. Brown), while trying to work out a borderline relationship with his widowed father, who has zero tolerance for his often wild escapades.

Main cast[edit]

Actor Role
Doug McKeon Jonathan Bellah
Catherine Mary Stewart Bunny Miller
Kelly Preston Marilyn McCauley
Chris Nash Gene Harbrough
D. W. Brown Kenny Brown
Jami Gertz Rosalie
Margaret Blye Claire Miller
Graham Jarvis Mr. Miller
Terry O'Quinn Claude Harbrough


The film holds a 60% "Fresh" rating at the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on five reviews.[1]


  1. ^ "Mischief (1985)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 27, 2014.

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