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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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Drama | Romance

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27 February 1987 (USA)  »

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$18,553,948 (USA)
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Martha Coolidge was originally signed to direct the film but left shortly before production began and was replaced by Howard Deutch. See more »

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When Watts is walking away from Keith and Amanda at the end, she wipes away the tears on her right cheek. When Keith calls her name, and she turns around, the tears reappear on her face. See more »

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Keith Nelson: You can't tell a book by its cover.
Watts: No, but you can tell how much it's gonna cost you.
Keith Nelson: Wow, I never knew you were so deep.
Watts: You want shallow, call Amanda Jones.
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Turn To The Sky
Written by Laurence Elliott (as Loz Elliott), Tom Ashton & Cleo Murray
Performed by The March Violets
Produced by Andy Hill & Mark Dodson
Courtesy of London Records Ltd.
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an intelligent teen comedy/romance
18 November 2000 | by (pa usa) – See all my reviews

Mary stuart Masterson plays a girl who has a crush on Eric Stoltz who has been friends with her for a long time but she never has told her feelings. When Stoltz starts hanging around with the rich crowd and falls for the snobby beauty queen Lea Thomson Masterson fears she may lose him. A well scripted comedy romance drama slice of life that John Hughes does right every now and then. on a scale of one to ten..8


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