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The Sure Thing (1985)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  1 March 1985 (USA)
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A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...

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Walter 'Gib' Gibson
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Lance
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Jason
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Gary Cooper
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Mary Ann Webster
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Professor Taub
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Marcia Christie ...
Julie
Robert Anthony Marcucci ...
Bobby
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Sharon
Lorrie Lightle ...
Lucy
Joshua Cadman ...
Jimbo
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Girl in Photo
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Mastin
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Storyline

College freshman Walter (Gib) Gibson decides to go cross country to visit his friend in California during winter break. Awaiting there is a bikini-clad babe whom his friend assures him is a "sure thing". Meanwhile, Allison, a cute (but somewhat anal retentive) girl at Gib's college has also decided to head out to Cal. to see her boyfriend during break. Gib and Allison are thrust together on a road trip from hell, and somewhere along the way, they find each other's company to be tolerable. Now, what will become of Gib's "sure thing?" Written by Jeremy Rasmussen <jr@intrepid.uunet.uu.net>

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Taglines:

A sure thing comes once in a lifetime... but the real thing lasts forever. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quiero decirte que te amo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$18,136,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Because John Cusack was only 17 and hence a minor during production, he had to seek legal emancipation from his parents in order to shoot on location. See more »

Goofs

When Gib teaches Alison to shotgun a beer his pants become soaked with beer but when he leaves the room they are completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Gib: What the hell's wrong with being stupid once in awhile? Does everything you do always have to be sensible? Haven't you ever thrown waterballoons off a roof? When you were a little kid didn't you ever sprinkle Ivory flakes on the living room floor 'cause you wanted to make it snow in July? Didn't you ever get really shitfaced and maybe make a complete fool of yourself and still have an excellent time?
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Referenced in As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Infatuation
(Main Title Song)
Written by Rod Stewart (as R. Stewart), Duane Hitchings (as D. Hitchings) and Roland Robinson (as R. Robinson)
Performed by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Rod Stewart/Hitchings Music/Rowland Robinson Music
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Is a sure bet
18 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like this one. Having always been a fan of Daphne Z, I have to say its strange that her career hasn't taken off better than this promised. She has poise, presance, looks, ability. Cusack himself is still around, be it in 'Thin Red Line' or '8 Men Out' or whatever.

I like how sweet natured this is, and how these kids aren't all cock-sure sex-fiends, unlike in all those other Porky's type flix of the era.

The soundtrack is pretty good too-the Cars, Huey Lewis, Wang Chung, Rod Stewart too. Who would thought that Rob Reiner'd turn out to be such a good director? This was his first traditional movie Move, if you will-after the Psuedo-documentary 'Spinal Tap' from the previous year-and it's a good one.

Very 80s, but a Good 80s flick. You will like this if you get a chance to see it.

*** outta ****


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