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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 27 February 1987 (USA)
When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.



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Cindy Nelson (as Candace Cameron)
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Museum Guard
Gym Instructor


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.


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

27 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alguien maravilloso  »

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$18,553,948 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Coincidence, Lea Thomson fell in love and later married director Howard Deutch, just a year before she played in the film "Howard The Duck" (1986), with only the " K " missing, "Deutch" is an anagram ,(rearrange the letters), of "The Duck". See more »


The position of the orange bag and the blue bag which Amanda Jones puts in her gym locker when confronted by Hardy Jenns. See more »


Amanda Jones: Look, uh, how this happened is as much of a MYSTERY to me as it is to you. I'm not any more thrilled about it than you are. So, why don't you just STOP giving me attitude, PLEASE?
Keith: I'm giving YOU attitude?
Amanda Jones: Yeah. Like on Friday, pulling that He-Man power play, about how I have to ask my friends for permission. I didn't appreciate it. I don't like being treated like that.
Keith: Well, it's TRUE, isn't it?
Amanda Jones: At least I have friends.
Keith: Are you sure?
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Written by Ralf Dorper, Michael Mertens & Andreas Thein
Performed by Propaganda
Produced by S.J. Lipson
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
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Role models, social conscience, and a fab soundtrack
1 November 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

As a twelve year old girl, I had a hard time finding role models. I lived on the outskirts of what was basically a country club neighborhood, but was not that kind of gal. So I found it wonderfully refreshing to find a role model in the pre-"Girl-Power" girl power of Watts. I fell in love along side her (and to this day, harbor a special place in my heart for Eric Stoltz), begged my parents to let me learn the drums, and knew every line by heart. She was tough, witty, and (according to my older brother) incredibly sexy. Eric Stoltz is dreamy in a working class kind of way and puts in a performance of true depth and character. This movie has heart without being sickly sweet. It delves into family relationships, friendships, and romance. Most notably, it tackles something that the current teen fair seems to lack, social consciousness. It's not afraid to break stereotypes or point out social injustice. Not to mention, it has one of the best soundtracks of the '80s. I give it an A++!!!

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