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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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Tina Caspary ...
Barbara
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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 ...
Ricky
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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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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Boy Rents Girl  »

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$31,623,833 (USA)
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Original title of the movie was "Boy Rents Girl". See more »

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During the "breakup scene", Ronnie's collar is buttoned to the top and then it is open. It flips a few times throughout the scene See more »

Quotes

Patty: Didn't you like, used to mow our lawn?
Ronald Miller: Yes, and you have the nicest pair of rhododendrons in town!
Patty: Rhodo-who's?
Cindy Mancini: Guys, I'll see you in home ec, OK?
Barbara: What did he say?
Patty: I don't care! Dig on his shirt...
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References New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) See more »

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Burnin'
Written by Larry Hester and Terry Quinn
Performed by Rebel Faction
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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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