Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsDante, Joe
Running Time99 min.
Date Released1/29/1993
DistributorMCA/Universal Home Video
Publication LanguageEnglish

A light-hearted comedy, Matinee romanticizes American innocence and Cold War culture before assassinations of political leaders and Vietnam disrupts them. A flashy producer of low-production horror and science fiction films arrives in a small Key West town at the dawn of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. A young teenage boy, whose father is in the conflict, realizes his dreams of meeting the producer and winning his dream girl.


John Goodman

Cathy Moriarty

Simon Fenton

Omri Katz

Lisa Jakub

Kellie Martin

Jesse Lee Soffer

Lucinda Jenney

James Villemaire

Robert Picardo

Jesse White

Dick Miller

John Sayles

David Clennon

Lucy Butler


Directed by Joe Dante

Produced by Michael Finnell

Screenplay by Charles S. Haas

Story by Jerico Stone and Charles S. Haas

Music by Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by John Hora

Edited by Marshall Harvey


Comedy, Drama

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