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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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27 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Some Kinda Wonderful  »

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$3,486,701 (USA) (1 March 1987)

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$18,553,948 (USA)
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Elias Koteas improvised much of his lines and actions. When Duncan puts his head on Amanda's shoulder, Lea Thompson's surprised laugh was real. See more »

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Keith arrives home after taking his savings out of the bank and starts to go upstairs. He puts his sunglasses in his shirt pocket, but when his father calls him into the room, they're hanging from the front of his t-shirt. See more »

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[referring to Watts driving them on their date]
Amanda Jones: So, do you always bring an extra girl when you go out?
Keith: Well, I like to cover my bets.
Amanda Jones: That's very cute. I'll have to remember that.
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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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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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