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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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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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Lea Thompson originally turned down the lead when she was approached by Howard Deutch. She then accepted the role after Howard the Duck (1986) flopped, and Howard Deutch again asked her to play the role of Amanda Jones. See more »

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When Keith's sister, Laura, is talking to her friends about her new "popular" status, she has a military-style vest on over a yellow blouse. When we see her jump down after being accused of being "false", the vest is gone, but immediately reappears in the next shot. See more »

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Duncan: [walking into Hardy's party] It must be a hen house, because all I see is chicken shit.
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Written & Performed by Pete Shelley
Produced by Stephen Hague
Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd.
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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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