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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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Cast

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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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Quint
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Fran
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Lester
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Boy Rents Girl  »

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$31,623,833 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Airplane Graveyard/Boneyard is located just outside of Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. See more »

Goofs

When Big John pulls the beer out with his teeth on New Year's Eve and offers one to Ronnie and Iris, they are drinking a Miller Genuine Draft gold can. However, in the next shot, all three of them are drinking a Budweiser white can. 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 Easy A (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

One for the Mockingbird
Written by Nick Van Eede
Performed by Cutting Crew (as The Cutting Crew)
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc. and Siren Records
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Love is not to be bought, but to be found.
4 November 2004 | by (not here) – See all my reviews

Sometimes the most important thing eludes us and we don't recognize it. Not everyone has the opportunity to recognize, especially when one lives it, what is really important, what is in fact real; the truth of who we are and who others are. And to recognize that before the others and ourselves. Not everyone has that opportunity. Almost all of us fall in the lies and fictions of who we are, who the others are and the place of all of us in our world, but only few of us - lucky few - manage, in the end, but maybe still in time, to see the truth, the reality. And these ones, may consider themselves very happy.

All it takes is to understand that, and we can be who we want to: our own selves.

If you like '80s teen comedies, this one is not to be missed. I liked this movie and i just wanted to share these thoughts i had after seeing it. Patrick Dempsey is good in it, and Amanda Peterson is absolutely great, loved her. Wish i had met a girl like her when i was in high school. But then again, maybe i did...

7/10 overall, a good movie.


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