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Pretty in Pink (1986)

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:
Jena Hoeman
Bouncer (as Andrew 'Dice' Clay)
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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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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Release Date:

28 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de rosa  »


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,065,870, 2 March 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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1.37 : 1
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In spite of their chemistry on-screen, Jon Cryer (Duckie) has stated that both of his co-stars Molly Ringwald (Andie) and Andrew McCarthy (Blane) found him "irritating" from day one. Cryer, who describes himself as a "very outgoing person" believes his attitude was the reason he never got along with the very reserved Ringwald and McCarthy. See more »


Jack's hair changes drastically between shots when Andie is talking to him about missing his job interview. See more »


Blane: You couldn't buy her, though, that's what's killing you, isn't it? Stef? That's it, Stef. She thinks you're shit. And deep down, you know she's right.
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Pretty In Pink
by Roger Morris, John Ashton, Duncan Kilburn, Vince Ely,
Tim Butler, Richard Butler
Performed by The Psychedelic Furs
Courtesy of CBS Records
A division of CBS United Kingdom Limited
Lyrics from "Pretty In Pink" by The Psychedelic Furs © 1981, 1986 CBS Songs, Ltd.
Administered in the U.S. by Blackwood Music, Inc.
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Gotta love the 80's
10 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

An 80's movie. You have to love them. This is one of the few that do have a slight twist on the ending though. I like this film for many reasons. Molly Ringwald is the queen of the teen movies in the 80's. She is a must watch in all of these classic films. I also loved the fact that you got to see some later on famous stars appear in this film like Kristy Swanson and Gina Gershon. Neither really had any lines but they were in it. Make sure to see this movie if you get a chance. Romance or not, it is a good film.

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