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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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He's good. She's good. He's just Duckie. 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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Did You Know?


In Trax, the soundtrack to Ladyhawke (1985) is seen. This movie was produced by this movie's producer, Lauren Shuler Donner. See more »


In the scene where Duckie is riding his bike in front of Andie's house while he's mad at her, you notice a red car drive by to the right of the screen, then drive by again in the opposite direction. See more »


Steff: That girl was, is, and always will be nada!
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Referenced in Workaholics: Trivia Pursuits (2015) See more »


If You Were Here
Performed by The Thompson Twins
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A Classic Teen Flick
3 January 2003 | by See all my reviews



Molly Ringwald plays Andie, a poor girl who lives with her father after her mother left them. She falls in love with a "richie", as she calls him, named Blane (who is played by Andrew McCarthy) but the pressure of friends is in the way of their relationship being perfect. Meanwhile, Andie's best friend Duckie is declaring even more his undying love for her.

"Pretty in Pink" is one of those great teen movies that only comes along once. It has a fantastic sound track, cute guys, a great leading lady and a clever plot with some of the most romantic movie scenes of its time. It defines the 80s high school years with its cliques, which still are around until this day, and the problems that occur when you fall in love with someone else on the other side of the tracks.

I give this movie **** out of *****

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