Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood. Written by
Rick Munoz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Filmed at Niles East High School. Some of the students in the big party scene are wearing Niles East Trojans jackets and shirts. Niles East is in Skokie, Illinois and was closed for over ten years when the filming started. See more »
When Jake puts Caroline in the Rolls-Royce, he clearly puts her legs inside the car. Yet before he lets Ted leave he puts her legs in before he shuts the door. See more »
Yes, hello sir, um...
Are you the little bugger that's been calling up here all night and then hanging up?
Would it be possible for you to tell me if there is a Samantha Baker there and if so, sir, may I converse with her briefly?
Yes it is, and NO you may not.
Might I leave a message, sir?
[to Grandma Baker]
He wants to leave a message for Sam.
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This movie is one of the most quotable I've ever seen. Everyone who has ever seen it knows this is true. Along with "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "The Breakfast Club", this is the best of the John Hughes 1980's movies. The acting is perfection, down to the smallest parts, too. Standouts are Blanche Baker as the bride-to-be on too many painkillers, Justin Henry as the pain-in-the-neck little brother, Michael Schoeffling as hunk-deluxe Jake Ryan and last but never least, Anthony Michael Hall as Farmer Fred....I mean Ted.
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