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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  27 February 1987 (USA)
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A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old... See full summary »

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A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Before they could stand together, they had to stand alone.

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27 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Alguien maravilloso  »

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$18,553,948 (USA)
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Several years before this movie was filmed, Eric Stoltz had been the original choice to play Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1985), and he had even shot five weeks' worth of footage as Marty before he was replaced by Michael J. Fox. Lea Thompson, who plays one of Stoltz's love interests in Some Kind of Wonderful, played his would-be character's mother in Back to the Future. See more »

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When Watts and Keith are sitting together at the nightclub, the music doesn't match with the band's onstage actions. See more »

Quotes

Hardy Jenns: Look, I'm perfectly willing to forget this. Okay? I see no reason in carrying this on any longer. It was a joke. It's gone too far. It's over. Okay?
Keith Nelson: You want the truth? You want the plain truth? You're over.
[Keith turns to leave]
Amanda Jones: Are you just gonna leave?
Keith Nelson: There isn't anything I could do to him that he hasn't already done to himself.
Amanda Jones: I wish I could live with that.
[Amanda walks up to Hardy and slaps him across the face. She then slaps him again]
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Referenced in Gossip Girl: Summer Kind of Wonderful (2008) See more »

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Cry Like This
Written by David Joyner, Tony Cook & Stephen Hague
Performed by Blue Room
Produced by Stephen Hague
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Best of its kind
6 November 1998 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This is the best of the eighties 'US High School/Teen Angst' movies. There were loads, but none to match this one. There's a character in here for each of you to associate with, be it the nerdy Keith, with the bossy younger sister and the unattainable crush, or Duncan, the kind-hearted skinhead. If you only ever watch two of these movies again, make them 'The Breakfast Club' and this one.


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