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Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 August 1987 (USA)
A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

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Cast

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Tina Caspary ...
Barbara
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Mrs. Mancini
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Patty (as Darcy De Moss)
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David Miller
Cloyce Morrow ...
Judy Miller
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Iris (as Devin Devasquez)
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Big John
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Ricky
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Quint
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Fran
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Lester
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Storyline

Ronald Miller is tired of being a nerd, and makes a deal with one of the most popular girls in school to help him break into the "cool" clique. He offers her a thousand dollars to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. It succeeds, but he soon learns that the price of popularity may be higher than he expected. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Ronald is making an investment in his senior year. He's hiring the prettiest cheerleader in school to be his girlfriend.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Boy Rents Girl  »

Box Office

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$31,623,833 (USA)
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Trivia

An inside joke is that Quins says he is an expert on fine wine. The wine he spills on Cindy's blouse is ripple a cheap dessert wine. See more »

Goofs

The direction of shadows cast by the girls at cheerleader practice changes radically. See more »

Quotes

Patty: [after taking off her top] I bet you've never seen two like these before.
Ronald Miller: Well, my parents do have cable.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Monty Can't Buy Me Love (1999) See more »

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Don't Wanna Be Your Fool
Written and Performed by Britton (as Brittan)
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Surprisingly good and is much better then one might expect it to be.
1 December 2003 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

It kind of reminded me of revenge of the nerds. I liked this cute little movie about a geeky boy who pays the hottest highschool cheerleader at his school to pose as his girlfriend. This is a fun movie and one that works surprisingly well. One of the better teen comedies from the 80's. Myabe not as popular as some others but just as good and somehow does not come across as ridiculous as so many similar movies of this time period did. It's a definite must see for anyone who appreciates a movie like "Revenge of the nerds" and hasn't got to see this yet. I really enjoyed it. Obviously the movie's not an Oscar winner or to highly original but it works and as teen movies go, it is toward the top of the heap.


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