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Secret Admirer (1985)

An anonymous love letter left in Michael's locker on the last day of school wreaks havoc on his life, and the lives of everyone who come in contact with it.

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On the last day before summer vacations Michael receives a glowing, but anonymous, love-letter. He suspects, or better: hopes, it's from Deborah, the girl he's after since a while, but who dates college students only. However she shows him a cold shoulder again. So his and her best friend Toni advises him to write her an anonymous letter in return. However these letters get in the wrong hands and cause lots of confusion in their families, until it's revealed, who wrote which letter to whom. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Comedy | Romance

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14 June 1985 (USA)  »

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The Letter  »

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$8,622,757
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Kelly Preston is 4 years older than C. Thomas Howell, and Lori Loughlin is two and a half years older. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is writing the letter to Debbie the pen he is writing with is yellow with a blue top but in the next shot when he brings the pen up it is clear with a black top. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Jesus! You are one gutsy virgin!
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References Tender Is the Night (1962) See more »

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You've Been Lied To Before
Written by Van Stephenson and Jan Buckingham
Performed by Van Stephenson
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Rather decent
27 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

I woke up a little early this morning for some reason, so I decided to watch some T. V. and I happened to catch this little film on CINEMAX and found it to be pretty good. Although it's nothing really special, it was interesting to see C. Thomas Howell again, the only other two movies I've seen him in are of course THE OUTSIDERS, and the 1986 thriller THE HITCHER. If you really enjoy teen flicks from the 80's like I do, you should rent this, otherwise watch it on television like I did.


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