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Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

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

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Mrs. Mancini
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Patty
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David Miller
Cloyce Morrow ...
Judy Miller
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Iris
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Big John
Gerardo Mejía ...
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Lester
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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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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$31,623,833 (USA)
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After receiving the envelope with money from Cindy, and Cindy is gone with her friends, Ronald rides away and the shadows are suddenly different. See more »

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Jock: Look - it's a nerd herd!
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One of my fave high school films
20 January 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A high school boy saves up 2000 dollars for a new telescope, but winds up spending it for a girlfriend. She was the most popular girl at school, and needed the money to replace her mother's jacket that she [the girl] had ruined. In return, the girl must date the boy for a month, making him suddenly popular, something he isn't used to at all. Of course, he is found out eventually, and all his new "friends" turn against him. A picture which is well worth seeing.


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