MYSTERY DATE is uneasily poised between two genres, starting out as a teen oriented comedy, then turning into a slick thriller full of guns, explosions and sinister villains; in tone and execution it resembles Paul Brickman's RISKY BUSINESS, John Hughes's FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF and
Chris Columbus's ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING.
Tom McHugh (Ethan Hawke) is a confused, unhappy suburban teenager, forever in the shadow of his handsome, suave, successful older brother Craig (Brian McNamara). Tom dreams of dating the beautiful girl next door, Geena Matthews (Teri Polo), but can't even bring himself to say hello. All that
changes when his parents go away for the weeke...