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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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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

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$31,623,833
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Courtney Gains (Kenneth Warmer) and Patrick Dempsey also co starred together in "Sweet Home Alabama". 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

Transfer Girl: Didn't you take economics? You could have had me for $49.95.
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Burnin'
Written by Larry Hester and Terry Quinn
Performed by Rebel Faction
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great 80's teen movie!
13 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is the best "wannabe popular" teen movie I've seen. Yes it's old, only a year after I was born, but it's still way cool to see the awful trends of the 80's :) It's about the typical "geek" wanting to be the "popluar" kid, who takes extreme measures to achieve his goal. It's not anything anyone hasn't seen before. Geek wants the girl, geek gets popular, geek drops his true friends, becomes a geek again, although the ending is really good! It's just so much fun to watch an 80's teen movie, there so great! It's also fun to see stars in earlier films. Who doesn't want to see Seth Green as a bratty younger brother? Good movie, watch it!


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