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Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  28 February 1986 (USA)
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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:
'Dice-man' - Bouncer at CATS (as Andrew 'Dice' Clay)
Emily Longstreth ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Blane's a pretty cool guy. Andie's pretty in pink. And Ducky's pretty crazy. See more »


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Release Date:

28 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de rosa  »

Box Office


$40,471,663 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Jennifer Beals was suggested for the role of Andie. 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 »


Duckie: You know what an older women does for me?
Iona: Changes your diapers?
Duckie: Touché.
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Referenced in Video Violence (1987) See more »


Written and Performed by New Order
Courtesy of Factory Records
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My Favorite Movie of All Time!
25 April 2003 | by (Birmingham, AL) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. Let me tell you why. First off, the cast: Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, James Spader, Annie Potts, etc all bring their own special something to the movie. Jon Cryer in particular is perfect for the character of Duckie, an angst-ridden teen who yearns for Andie (Molly Ringwald). They had a special showing of this movie in a theater in Orlando that I went to, and Duckie still to this day, had the whole audience laughing.

I definitely recommend the soundtrack. It seems like every time I watch this movie (and I've seen it so many times) I find something new about it that I like even more. It's just such a cool movie about being independent and your own person. This is Molly's best role yet. Yes, her fashion is very outdated, but you have to realize that this was the 80's and Molly was trying to show her own uniqueness.

I love the fact that Andie works at a record store, Trax, with punked-out Iona (Annie Potts)who is her confidant and funny to boot. The record store seems like a place you would find one day and just feel special for knowing it's there. I love her pink car. I love the club they go to and the Rave-Ups that play on-stage.

In conclusion, this is a fabulous movie. Especially if you love the 80's!

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