Mystic Pizza Movie Trivia

Mystic Pizza Trivia

A romantic comedy with the works.
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Film facts for the 1988 Romantic Comedy movie starring Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio

William R. Moses, Adam Storke, Conchata Ferrell, Porscha Radcliffe, Joanna Merlin, Arthur Walsh, John Fiore, Gene Amoroso, Sheila Ferrini Update Cast

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Thanks to Jamie P.
Lili Taylor also played Maris Conner in the movie Ransom, as well as Eleanor 'Nell' Vance in The Haunting.
Thanks to Anja Shoemake
In 1973, the Zelepo's opened Mystic Pizza with a secret recipe that led them to success. The walls of the real Mystic Pizza are covered in photographs which had been taken during production. Although it doesn't look anything like the one in the movie, it became so popular that it could barely keep up with the pizza demand. People lined up on the sidewalk to eat at this place. Menus and matches were disappearing all the time. Not too long ago, a line of frozen pizzas was developed that matches the Mystic Pizza recipe. They are only available in the States.
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William R. Moses (Tim) played Cole in Falkon Crest.
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In the scene where Jojo is arguing with Bill as his fishing boat is heading out to sea, the boat is actually going up river. This is well hidden, but the eagle eyed Mystic residents have noticed.
Thanks to tracey tate
Conchata Farrell played the part of the divorce lawyer in 'Friends' when Ross and Rachael tried to have their marriage anulled.

Her more regular cast appearances have been on 'L.A. Law', 'Hearts Afire', and she now plays Berta the maid on 'Two And A Half Men'.
Thanks to mlm_lisa
The sister that played Kat is Annabeth Gish who also played Ryan (Jon Cryer's love interest) in 'Hiding Out'
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Julia Roberts changed her birth name from Julie to Julia because there was already an existing actress called Julie Roberts.
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Annabeth Gish joined the cast of the X-files in 2001 as Special Agent Monica Reyes, whose expertise lies in ritualistic crime.
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Lili Taylor and Julia Roberts have both starred with John Cusack. Taylor in High Fidelity (2000) and Roberts in American Sweethearts (2001).
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In Mystic Pizza, JoJo (Lily Taylor) has issues with marrying her boyfriend (Vincent D'Onofrio) However, in the film "Household Saints", Lily Taylor plays Therese Santangelo to Vincint D'Onofrio's Joseph Santangelo...except that she plays his DAUGHTER!
Thanks to Christine Peterson, And Many Others
Lily Taylor has also starred in "Say Anything with John Cusack, as the Joe obsessed aspiring singer ("I have 65 songs and they are all about Joe..."). Judging from her name in Mystic Pizza, her father's name in Household Saints and Joe from Say Anything as her I seeing a pattern here?
Thanks to Annalise
Vincent D'Onofrio played the character of Bill in Mystic Pizza and Bill Newman in both JFK (1991) AND Malcolm X (1992). He now stars as Det. Robert Goren on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Thanks to Samantha
Bill (Vincent D'Onofrio), of course also plays a very blonde "Thor" from another great 80's movie, "Adventures in Babysitting", but didn't gain name-recognition until he played the bug-ugly alien 'Edgar' in 1997's "Men In Black".
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A young Matt Damon plays Charlie's brother Steamer in his first movie role.
Thanks to Alice
Conchata Ferrell starred in Erin Brokovich with Julia Roberts.

Bogus Trivia

There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".

But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Mystic Pizza".
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