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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:
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks and her complicated life 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:
The Rave-Ups are the band playing in the club scene. Star Molly Ringwald was apparently a fan of their music and her sister had a child with one of the band members. Also, in Sixteen Candles (1984), "The Rave-Ups" is scrawled on the notebook Molly's character is carrying while walking down a corridor after study hall.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Andie is at Trax waiting for her first date with Blane, she is holding a light-colored clutch purse. When she and Blane are walking to his car she has a large multi-colored purse hanging from her shoulder.See more »
Quotes:
Duckie:Good Morning! Welcome to another day of higher education!See more »
Soundtrack:
Wouldn't It Be GoodSee more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks and her complicated life, 2 December 1998

This movie set in the mid 80s era of brat-pack movies is a unique shining star. Molly Ringwald is Andie a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who has romantic interests from both sides of the spectrum; Duckie (Jon Cryer) who's puppy dog love for her is both sweet and endearing to watch, and Blane (Andrew McCarthy) the rich guy who has everything going for him. What follows is Andie having to deal with this, the bitchy cheerleader type girls at school, her loving but dishonest father (An excellent Harry Dean Stanton) and through all this will she get an invitation to the prom? This is a great film with both Blane and Andie having to deal with their friends disagreeing with their relationship. Steff (James Spader at one of his very best) Blane's best friend, who tries to make Blane decide between Andie and himself when really he just wants a finger in the pie. Annie Potts as Iona, Andie's quirky older best friend is excellent and her weird and orginal costume changes throughout the movie are a high-point. This is an emotionally raw film a rarity at the time it was made. If you ask me this should have swept the Oscar nominations with Molly Ringwald getting Best Actress, but hey regardless of the miss of Oscars, watch this, it is a powerful film and a great piece of film making

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