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Writer:
John Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
28 February 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's good. She's good. He's just Duckie. See more »
Plot:
A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
No to Duckie or Blane, Si to Steff See more (136 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Molly Ringwald ... Andie Walsh

Harry Dean Stanton ... Jack Walsh

Jon Cryer ... Duckie (Phil Dale)

Annie Potts ... Iona

James Spader ... Steff

Andrew McCarthy ... Blane McDonnagh

Jim Haynie ... Donnelly

Alexa Kenin ... Jena Hoeman

Kate Vernon ... Benny Hanson

Andrew Dice Clay ... 'Dice-man' - Bouncer at CATS (as Andrew 'Dice' Clay)
Emily Longstreth ... Kate

Margaret Colin ... English Teacher
Jamie Anders ... Terrence

Gina Gershon ... Trombley, Girl Friend / Gym Class
Bader Howar ... Sales Girl

Christian Jacobs ... Boy in Record Store
Audre Johnston ... Benny's Mother
Melanie Manos ... Girl at Party

Maggie Roswell ... Ms. Dietz

Dweezil Zappa ... Simon
Jimmie Podrasky ... The Rave-Ups (as Jimmer Podrasky)
Tommy Blatnick ... The Rave-Ups
Timothy J. ... The Rave-Ups
Terry Wilson ... The Rave-Ups
Bruno Coon ... Talk Back (as Bruno)
Jeffrey Hollie ... Talk Back
Kevin Ricard ... Talk Back
David Sutton ... Talk Back
Kevin T. Williams ... Talk Back (as Kevin Williams)
Rock Deadrick ... Talk Back
Karen Laine ... Girl at Prom

Kristy Swanson ... Duckette
Kevin D. Lindsay ... Kevin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Winckler ... Drunk Teen (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Deutch 
 
Writing credits
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Michael Chinich .... executive producer
John Hughes .... executive producer
Lauren Shuler Donner .... producer (as Lauren Shuler)
Jane Vickerilla .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Gore 
 
Cinematography by
Tak Fujimoto (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marks 
 
Casting by
Paula Herold 
Marci Liroff 
 
Production Design by
John W. Corso 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Polito 
Bruce Weintraub 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Abascal .... hair stylist
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Arne Schmidt .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carol Green .... second assistant director
Vicki Jackson-Lemay .... dga trainee (as Vicki J. Le May)
Stephen Lim .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gerald Gates Jr. .... painter
Gordon Hackman .... swing gang
Louis M. Mann .... set designer
Jeff Passanante .... construction foreman
Paul S. Power .... production illustrator
John Rozman .... lead man
Don Schlicher .... swing gang
Arthur Shippee .... property master (as Art Shippee)
Craig Staley .... swing gang
Gene Triol .... swing gang
 
Sound Department
George H. Anderson .... sound effects editor
George Berndt .... adr editor
Ruth Bird .... assistant sound effects editor
Donald L. Bolger .... boom operator
Charles J. Bond .... cable person
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennis Drummond .... sound effects editor
Joan Giammarco .... assistant sound effects editor
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound effects editor
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... sound recordist
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Linda Whittlesey .... sound effects editor
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Frazier .... special effects
 
Stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunt coordinator
John S. Platt .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunt double
Pat Romano .... stunts (as Patrick Romano)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Brooker .... additional grip
Joseph Graham .... additional grip
Jack N. Green .... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Conrad W. Hall .... first assistant camera
Danny Jimenez .... dolly grip (as Daniel Jiminez)
William A. Lowman .... assistant chief lighting technician
Melton Maxwell .... chief lighting technician (as Melton C. Maxwell)
Jack E. McLean Jr. .... lamp operator (as Jack McLean)
Laurel Moore .... still photographer
John T. Ramsey .... first company grip
Ed Reilly .... assistant chief lighting technician
P. Scott Sakamoto .... second assistant camera
Gary Scalzo .... lamp operator
Gary Scalzo .... rigger
Chuck Sharp .... best boy electric (as Charles W. Sharp)
Chuck Sharp .... lamp operator
Steve Sibenick .... second company grip
Tim Staubs .... second company grip
 
Casting Department
Dorian Dunas .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... set costumer: men
Michael W. Hoffman .... costume supervisor: men
Julene McKinney .... set costumer: women
Donna Roberts .... costume supervisor: women (as Donna Roberts Orme)
 
Editorial Department
Jane Schwartz Jaffe .... associate editor
David Moritz .... apprentice editor
Bob Noland .... color timer
Pamela Jule Yuen .... assistant editor (as Pamela J. Yuen)
Peter Lonsdale .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Anderle .... music supervisor
Joel Moss .... score mixer (as Joel W. Moss)
Leon Pendarvis .... orchestrator (as L. Leon Pendarvis)
Richard Stone .... supervising music editor
Bruno Coon .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Sam Edelman .... transportation coordinator
Rick Vallencia .... transportation co-captain (as Rick Valencia)
Gaston Veilleux .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Elinor Bardach .... personal assistant: Ms. Vance
Bruce A. Block .... filmic consultant
Irene Brafstein .... teacher
Irene Brafstein .... welfare worker
Frank L. Brown .... unspecified assistant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Matt Freeman .... production assistant (as Matthew Freeman)
Gary Gero .... animal trainer
Mary Sutton Hallmann .... assistant: Mr. Schmidt
Art 'Klondike' Jones .... craft service
Tony Kerum .... caterer
William Kolber .... assistant: Mr. Shuler
Karen Kovacevich .... production associate
John Maguire .... assistant production auditor
Charles Newirth .... location manager (as Charles J. Newirth)
Kenny Ortega .... choreographer
Ronald W. Payne .... production assistant
Michael Roberts .... production auditor (as Mike Roberts)
Steven Jay Rubin .... unit publicist
Elena Spiotta .... production associate
Ellen Vogt .... assistant: Mr. Anderle
Jeanne Webber .... technical consultant (as Jeanne Weber)
Adam Hill .... shophand/set detail caster: Paramount Studios (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Alexa Kenin .... in memory of
Bruce Weintraub .... in memory of
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
96 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-8 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:7 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #28001) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Anthony Michael Hall turned down the role of Duckie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Blane puts Andie in his car, the painted brick wall with the newspaper boxes is in the background, without Duckie. In the next shot, he is sitting on the newspaper box.See more »
Quotes:
Andie:So what do you want to drink?
Duckie:Oh you know, beer, scotch, juice box... whatever.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.83" (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
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74 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
No to Duckie or Blane, Si to Steff, 16 March 2006
Author: violetta1485 from United States

Possible spoilers: To hell with the Duckie vs. Blane question. Steff's the only interesting one.

1. He's fearless: Duckie's afraid to tell Andie he loves her, Blane's afraid of his friends, but Steff walks up and hits on her right in front of his friends without caring what they'll think. He exploits Blane's shame about Andie but clearly feels no shame himself.

2. Duckie's suffering puppy love, Blane's just curious, but Steff has been after Andie for years. When he says it's "not *only* for sex," he's probably telling the truth, in his own sarcastic way. Key scene, when Blane and Andie walk in on Steff and Benny Bimbo, and Steff clearly wishes he were with the hot geeky girl, instead of the vapid blonde, even if Benny is better-looking, sexually available, and approved by his friends. And it's not only the challenge attracts him to Andie: despite his arrogance, he's probably been turned down before. He just suspects that with Andie, he'd have something real, and with Benny, whether her ecstasy is real or faked, it will be conducted according to "Cosmo."

3. He's willing to fight for what he wants, i.e., sabotaging Andie's relationship with Blane. OK, he's fighting dirty--but he's fighting at all. The others are about as decisive as Hamlet.

Right, enough deep thought devoted to what should probably be regarded as another teen movie. I give full credit to Spader, who fleshed out what could have been a one-dimensional baddie by making him really interested in Andie in his own sociopathic way, instead giving lip-service to a script that could have been played with the character being vicious solely out of hurt pride and snobbery.

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