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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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David Miller
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Iris
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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" clic. 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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Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boy Rents Girl  »

Box Office

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

Goofs

When Ronald and Kenneth are carrying books down the hall, then Kenneth opens the classroom door, he has a purple book on top of his pile, on the next shot from inside the classroom, he has an orange book on top. See more »

Quotes

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Surfin' Safari
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Extremely Enjoyable
13 February 2005 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

The person that said this movie was overlong but enjoyable doesn't know what they are talking about. If you want to see overlong, watch Dances With Wolves and it wasn't even enjoyable. "Can't Buy Me Love" is the ultimate 80's movie along with "Breakfast Club" and "Adventures in Babysitting". I watch this movie each time it's on TV. I also have it on VHS and DVD. The story line was easy to follow, not that matters and just kept you interested. I enjoyed all the characters and could definitely see my high school years in them. If you haven't seen this movie, rent, get it, watch it. If you have seen this movie then you know what I'm talking about.

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