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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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28 February 1986 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,471,663 (USA)
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Iona has a picture of Sid Vicious in her house. It is noticeable when Andie walks out of her (Iona's) house after they're done taking and Iona just finished dancing in her prom dress. 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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Duckie: This is a really volcanic ensemble you're wearing, it's really marvelous!
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Shell-Shock
by New Order & John Robie
Performed by New Order
Courtesy of Factory Records / Qwest Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A Classic Teen Flick
3 January 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

PRETTY IN PINK

STARRING: MOLLY RINGWALD, ANDREW MCCARTHY

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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