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

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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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The laughter. The lovers. The friends. The fights. The talk. The hurt. The jealousy. The passion. The pressure. The real world. See more »

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Anthony Michael Hall turned down the role of Duckie. See more »

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The movie is set in Illinois. After Andie's kiss with Blain, Duckie rides his bike around Andie's house and towards Trax record store; all the cars have Blue California license plates. See more »

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Andie: I'm really sorry for bumming out the night for you.
Blane: [laughs] You didn't bum out anything. I had a great time.
Andie: [accusing] Liar.
Blane: [looking her in the eye] I was with you. I had a great time. If I was in a Turkish prison, I'd have a great time with you.
Andie: I don't know... it's just too weird for me, you know? Maybe it shouldn't happen.
Blane: What? You and me?
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Blane: Well. You know, maybe it doesn't happen all the time, but that doesn't mean it isn't right. Doesn't mean you can't try.
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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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