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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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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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28 February 1986 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,471,663 (USA)
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Annie Potts's character answers the phone at the record store, "Tracks, what do you want?" Her character in Ghostbusters answers the phone at headquarters, "Ghostbusters, what do you want?" See more »

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

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Steff: [arguing With Blane] What's her name... Eddie?
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Referenced in Video Violence (1987) See more »

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Positively Lost Me
Written by Jimmie Podrasky (as Jimmer Podrasky)
Performed by The Rave-Ups
Courtesy of Fun Stuff Records
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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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