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
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Haviland Morris (Caroline) was born in 1959. When this movie was released in 1984, she was twenty-five-years-old. When Samantha (Molly Ringwald) is looking at her in the shower, she says, "I swear, Caroline Mulford must have flunked about nine grades." Since Caroline Mulford is supposed to be about seventeen-years-old in the movie, but was actually twenty-five, she was about eight years older than her character. So her "flunking about nine grades" is pretty accurate, based on Haviland's real age. 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 »
I do independent study with her. I catch her lookin' at me a lot. It's kinda cool, the way she's always lookin' at me.
Maybe she's retarded.
I'm being serious, okay? She looks at me like she's in love with me.
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The final copyright notice misspells "liabiltiy." See more »
The teen comedy to which every teen comedy made for the rest of eternity will be compared.
"Sixteen Candles" is one of those movies that has entered the vocabulary of Gen-Xers everywhere. All you have to do is say a line like: "Oh look, Frank, she's got her boobies"; or "Thanks for lending me the Donger here, he's totally bitchin'"; or "What's happening', hot stuff?", to anyone between the ages of 30 and 40, and I guarantee they'll know what you're talking about.
Molly Ringwald raised teen surliness to Shakespearean heights; Anthony Michael Hall channeled hormonal distress; and Joan Cusack brought acceptance to head-gear wearers everywhere, proving that kids with bad teeth are humans too.
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