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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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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 ...
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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" 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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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

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

Mrs. Mancini: First he's a geek, and then you start going out with him. Then he's a geek again. Honey, I don't know what a geek is.
Cindy Mancini: I guess, at the present time, a geek is Ronald Miller.
Mrs. Mancini: Who says?
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80's Entertainment At Its Best
8 March 1999 | by (Kingston, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I love those cheesy 80's teenage love stories. They are fun and entertaining. "Can't Buy Me Love" is one of the better ones for sure. It is one of those movies that you can watch over and over and still love it. The story is interesting and the performances are great. Amanda Peterson is fantastic as the high-priced yet emotionally repressed love interest of lawnboy Patrick Dempsey. The story is funny and moving and can even make you cry. Watch it with friends, watch it alone, watch it with someone you love and remember the pressures of high school and the friends that got you through it.


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