- 1 hr 40 min
Mischief is a teen comedy film written by Noel Black and directed by Mel Damski. The film features Doug McKeon, Kelly Preston and Catherine Mary Stewart. In 1956 Ohio, Jonathan is a geeky 17 year old and has never had a girlfriend. However, this only makes him more interested in Marilyn McCauley (played by Kelly Preston). He is too shy to ask her out, so spends much of his time doing embarrassing things in public. The suburban neighborhood he lives in is shaken by the arrival of bad boy Gene (played by Chris Nash). Gene was kicked out of school for having sex with two girls and his dad brought him to town to start anew. Although opposites, the two become fast friends, gathering cash to try the kissing booth at the fair. Jonathan is horrified when Gene gets to kiss Marilyn. However, Bunny (played by Catherine Mary Stewart) is the one Gene is really interested in. They spend every minute concocting ideas of how Jonathan could get with the beautiful blond. Most of their attempts end in humiliation, each situation becoming more hilarious. Just when things seem to be going well, Marilyn approaches, but asks Gene rather than him out to see Rebel Without a Cause. Jonathan is incensed and argues with Gene about leading on Marilyn, until they end up coming up with a new plan. Gene asks Marilyn to bring along her friend Bunny so Jonathan can go along. As the four watch the film, Gene thinks of Bunny while Jonathan is jealous about Gene in the front seat with Marilyn. When Bunny’s boyfriend and gang pass the car, they spot her. A confrontation ensues with tables and windows being smashed. The blame is placed on Gene for the whole incident. Bunny’s boyfriend challenges Gene to a car race. Both autos wind up destroyed. When Gene gets home, his father smacks him and he is sent to his room. Finally, Gene and Jonathan date Marilyn and Bunny but each is with the one they like.