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Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  28 February 1986 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
'Dice-man' - Bouncer at CATS (as Andrew 'Dice' Clay)
Emily Longstreth ...
English Teacher
Jamie Anders ...
Girl Friend / Gym Class
Bader Howar ...
Sales Girl


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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Blane's a pretty cool guy. Andie's pretty in pink. And Ducky's pretty crazy. See more »


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Release Date:

28 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de rosa  »

Box Office


$40,471,663 (USA)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book Andie hands to Blaine the second time he comes into Trax is "In His Own Write" by John Lennon. See more »


When Blaine asks Andie out, directly behind him can be seen a girl in white tights with a blue and yellow dress on. In the next shot, the same girl can be seen behind Andie. Throughout the scene the girl is shown standing behind both Blaine and Andie, even though they are sitting on opposite sides of one another and the view of the playground behind them each is different. See more »


Andie: You know, it's so insane that someone you've never met, never talked to can be your enemy.
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Spoofed in Super 8½ (1994) See more »


Do Wot You Do
by Michael Hutchence / Andrew Farriss
Performed by INXS
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
WEA Records PTY Ltd. & Phonogram Limited
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A girl from the wrong side of the tracks and her complicated life
2 December 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This movie set in the mid 80s era of brat-pack movies is a unique shining star. Molly Ringwald is Andie a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who has romantic interests from both sides of the spectrum; Duckie (Jon Cryer) who's puppy dog love for her is both sweet and endearing to watch, and Blane (Andrew McCarthy) the rich guy who has everything going for him. What follows is Andie having to deal with this, the bitchy cheerleader type girls at school, her loving but dishonest father (An excellent Harry Dean Stanton) and through all this will she get an invitation to the prom? This is a great film with both Blane and Andie having to deal with their friends disagreeing with their relationship. Steff (James Spader at one of his very best) Blane's best friend, who tries to make Blane decide between Andie and himself when really he just wants a finger in the pie. Annie Potts as Iona, Andie's quirky older best friend is excellent and her weird and orginal costume changes throughout the movie are a high-point. This is an emotionally raw film a rarity at the time it was made. If you ask me this should have swept the Oscar nominations with Molly Ringwald getting Best Actress, but hey regardless of the miss of Oscars, watch this, it is a powerful film and a great piece of film making

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