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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 (as Darcy De Moss)
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David Miller
Cloyce Morrow ...
Judy Miller
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Iris (as Devin Devasquez)
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Big John
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Ricky
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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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Trivia

Steve Rash's directorial debut "Buddy Holly Story" is shown on the town's movie theatre marquee. See more »

Goofs

When Cindy, Fran and Barbara are watching Bobby on TV in his football outfit, they finished watching it. Then Cindy says "Bobby's got a lot on his mind right? Football and everything?" Barbara is near the TV after turning it off. She says to Cindy after Cindy's question, "Yeah". In the reflection of the TV, the crew is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

[Ronald washes Cindy's car]
Ronald Miller: You can do anything you want, anything you put your heart and mind into!
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Referenced in Easy A (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart's Radio
Written by Tim Carbone
Performed by The Blue Sparks From Hell
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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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