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Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

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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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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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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Boy Rents Girl  »

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$31,623,833 (USA)
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Amanda Peterson as only 15 years old during filming and Patrick Dempsey was 20 years old. See more »

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In reality there's no way that the kids could have climbed the wall to get into the airplane graveyard. It is located on Davis Monthan Air Force Base and is under constant surveillance. You cannot even stop your car on the side of that stretch of road without military personnel showing up. There also are no dumpsters anywhere near that part of the road. That scene was actually filmed elsewhere in Tucson rather than near the boneyard. See more »

Quotes

[Dinner conversation at the Millers on report card day]
Ronald Miller: Here is the primate example. You raise a doll-chopping homicidal maniac, and what do you do every time you see him? You give him money. Great!
Chuckie Miller: Chillin!
Rons Dad: Shut up, Chuck!
Chuckie Miller: I was talking to Ma!
Rons Mom: Shut up, Chuck!
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Performed by Kissing the Pink (as KTP)
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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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