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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Boy Rents Girl  »

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$31,623,833 (USA)
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Trivia

Patrick Dempsey, now a car collector and race driver, used all of his salary from the movie paying for his first car, a 1963 356 Porsche convertible. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic reflected in the glass when Big John first notices Ronald sitting at their table. See more »

Quotes

Ronald Miller: I just think it would be more fun to party with those guys our senior year... go to the games...
Kenneth Wurman: We go to ALL the games.
Ronald Miller: We sit in the visiting section Kenneth... at our own school.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Monty Can't Buy Me Love (1999) See more »

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Written by Nicholas Whitecross, Simon Aldridge, Stephen Cusack and John Hall
Performed by Kissing The Pink (as KTP)
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects
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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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