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A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

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Storyline

Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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He's good. She's good. He's just Duckie. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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28 February 1986 (USA)  »

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La chica de rosa  »

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$40,471,663 (USA)
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Anthony Michael Hall turned down the role of Duckie. See more »

Goofs

When Andie is at Trax waiting for her first date with Blane, she is holding a light-colored clutch purse. When she and Blane are walking to his car she has a large multi-colored purse hanging from her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Andie: So what do you want to drink?
Duckie: Oh you know, beer, scotch, juice box... whatever.
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Referenced in The Middle: The Walk (2014) See more »

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O Sole Mio
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Lyrics by Giovanni Capurro and music by 'Eduardo di Capua'
Sung by Harry Dean Stanton as he prepares breakfast
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Romantic comedy about young love.
6 May 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Writer John Hughes has the 80's pegged. But this story could have been set in the 50's or 60's and still worked well. That is why I think this movie is so relevant. Devotion, friendship, and self worth are quizzed. The young actors were better than expected. I have watched this over a dozen times and I don't care if some people refer to this as a "chick flick".

A young girl falls in love with a boy from the other side of the tracks. Problems occur when his peers think the object of his desires is socially beneath him.

Molly Ringwald was very good. Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer seemed to feel their part more than the rest of the cast. But James Spader was such a realistic jerk, you want to get up and punch his face in. Harry Dean Stanton and Annie Potts play the adult roles of substance. Have you ever seen Stanton so sympathetic?

A very upbeat soundtrack keeps the movie flowing and helps you feel the atmosphere. Don't write this off as just another teen movie. Highly recommended.


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