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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 crazy about her. She's crazy about him. He's just crazy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de rosa  »

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$40,471,663 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie is dedicated to Alexa Kenin and Bruce Weintraub. Kenin, who played Jena, was murdered in New York just before the movie was released. Set decorator/production designer Weintraub (who had been Oscar-nominated for Prizzi's Honor (1985)) died of AIDS at age 33; Pretty in Pink (1986) was the last movie he worked on before his death. See more »

Goofs

When Blane puts Andie in his car, the painted brick wall with the newspaper boxes is in the background, without Duckie. In the next shot, he is sitting on the newspaper box. See more »

Quotes

Duckie: It's called a sense of humor - you should get one - they're nice.
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Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Words by Morrissey
Music by Johnny Marr
Performed by The Smiths
Courtesy of Sire Records & Rough Trade Records, Ltd.
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29 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

John Hughes knows the 80's. And this proves it. The film is a drama/comedy about a teenage girl and her problems in social and family life. Though I am a guy, I identified with a lot of the problems and I thought there was so much to like in this film. It's just that this is a little softer than the other Hughes films. Maybe cause he didn't direct it. Molly Ringwald gives her best yet and Harry Dean Stanton has never been more tender. Good 80's film, but not in the best column. By the way, Andrew Dice Clay appears as a bouncer, so pay attention to his part which highlights the film for me. A


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