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John Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
27 February 1987 (USA) See more »
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Before they could stand together, they had to stand alone.
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A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of the best movies of all time. See more (110 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eric Stoltz ... Keith Nelson

Mary Stuart Masterson ... Watts

Lea Thompson ... Amanda Jones

Craig Sheffer ... Hardy Jenns

John Ashton ... Cliff Nelson

Elias Koteas ... Skinhead

Molly Hagan ... Shayne

Maddie Corman ... Laura Nelson
Jane Elliot ... Carol Nelson

Candace Cameron Bure ... Cindy Nelson (as Candace Cameron)

Chynna Phillips ... Mia

Scott Coffey ... Ray
Carmine Caridi ... Museum Guard

Lee Garlington ... Gym Instructor

Laura Leigh Hughes ... Holly
Laura Tubelle ... Laura's Friend

Amy Lynne ... Laura's Friend
Michael Bergman ... Skinhead's Friend
Megan Daniels ... Skinhead's Friend
Dale L. Evans ... Skinhead's Friend

Peter Elbling ... Maitre 'D

Patricia Gaul ... Mrs. Gale
Kenneth Kimmins ... Detention Teacher

James MacDonald ... Hardy's Friend (as James G. Macdonald)

J. Patrick McNamara ... Fight Teacher

Jonathan Schmock ... Carparker (as Jonathon Schmock)
James Vallely ... Carparker
Lita Stevens ... Amanda's Friend
Christine Spiotta ... Waitress
Tom Ashton ... The March Violets
Laurence Elliott ... The March Violets
Cleo Murray ... The March Violets
Andy Tolson ... The March Violets
Steve Alterman ... Party Guest
Pamela Anderson ... Party Guest

Cathy Cavadini ... Party Guest

Ike Eisenmann ... Party Guest
Deborah Fallender ... Party Guest
Noelle Harling ... Party Guest
Barbara Harris ... Party Guest (as Barbara Iley)
David McCharen ... Party Guest
Paige Pollack ... Party Guest (as Paige Nan Pollock)
Bryan Scott ... Party Guest
Vernon Scott ... Party Guest
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Michael Spezzano ... Lawn Kid (uncredited)
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Directed by
Howard Deutch 
 
Writing credits
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Michael Chinich .... executive producer
Ronald Colby .... executive producer
John Hughes .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Hague 
John Musser 
 
Cinematography by
Jan Kiesser (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bud S. Smith  (as Bud Smith)
M. Scott Smith  (as Scott Smith)
 
Casting by
Judith Weiner 
 
Production Design by
Josan F. Russo  (as Josan Russo)
 
Art Direction by
Gregory Pickrell  (as Greg Pickrell)
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Spheeris 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance  (as Marilyn Vance-Straker)
 
Makeup Department
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist (as Zoltan)
Michael Germain .... additional makeup artist (as Perry M. Germain)
Marina Pedraza .... hair stylist
Bren Plaistowe .... additional hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jerry A. Baerwitz .... unit production manager (as Jerry Baerwitz)
William H. Brown .... post-production supervisor (as Bill Brown)
Ronald Colby .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bryan Denegal .... second assistant director
Vicki Jackson-Lemay .... second assistant director (as Vicki LeMay)
Kimberly Sizemore .... dga trainee
Jerry Ziesmer .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Carl Aldana .... illustrator
Jerry Allen .... propmaker foreperson
Rubin Andreatta .... greensperson
Robert Bonino .... construction foreperson
Ed Brown .... lead person (as Edmond Brown)
John Hutchinson .... production painter
Richard Leon .... assistant property master
Jeff Passanante .... construction supervisor
Edmund Villa .... property master
Han Xin .... portrait painter
Greg Knapp .... construction medic (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Pamela Bentkowski .... foley supervisor
James Beshears .... adr supervisor
Steve Bowerman .... boom operator (as Steven R. Bowerman)
Dominick De Stefano .... cable person
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Dobie .... supervising sound editor
Julia Evershade .... sound editor
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Kimberly Harris .... sound editor (as Kimberly Ann Harris)
Devon Heffley Curry .... assistant sound editor
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
David MacMillan .... sound mixer (as David Macmillan)
Judee Margules .... assistant sound editor
David Pettijohn .... sound editor
Gary Wright .... sound editor
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Louis R. Cooper .... special effects coordinator (as Louis Cooper)
 
Stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts
Dana Dru Evenson .... stunts
Sasha Jenson .... stunts
Pamela Manganaro .... stunts
Steve Morey .... stunt double
Steve L. Morey .... stunts
Edward J. Ulrich .... stunts (as Ed Ulrich)
Sasha Jenson .... stunt double: Craig Sheffer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... camera operator (as Al Bettcher)
Doug Cook .... second company grip (as Douglas Cook)
Lowell Crisp .... electrical lighting technician (as Lowell E. Crisp)
Lowell Crisp .... electrician
Michael Gershman .... camera operator (as Michael E. Gershman)
Clyde Hart .... first company grip
O.T. Henderson .... dolly grip
Calvin Maehl .... chief lighting technician
Charles E. Nippell .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Charles Nippell)
Aaron Pazanti .... first assistant photographer
Ed Reilly .... assistant chief lighting technician
Joyce Rudolph .... still photographer
Robert Samuels .... second assistant photographer (as Robert B. Samuels)
Eddie Taylor .... chief rigging electrician
 
Casting Department
Barbara Flinn .... extras casting
Steven Jacobs .... casting associate: New York
Ruth Lambert .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elinor Bardach .... assistant to costume designer
Greg Hall .... costumer: men
Silvio Scarano .... costume supervisor: men
Barbara Siebert .... costume supervisor: women (as Barbara Siebert Bolticoff)
Victoria Snow .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Richard Alderete .... assistant editor
Seth Flaum .... associate editor
Kim Nolan .... apprentice editor
Robert Raring .... color timer (as Rob Raring)
 
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor
Tarquin Gotch .... music supervisor
Ron Payne .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Todd Connolly .... transportation co-captain
Dan Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Gaston Veilleux .... transportation captain (as Gaston 'Gus' Veilleux)
 
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
James Bailey .... first aid (as Jim Bailey)
Bruce A. Block .... filmic consultant
Tony Bowers .... location manager (as Anthony Bowers)
Robin Citrin .... location manager
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
David Gonzales .... production associate
Doris Hellmann .... production secretary (as Doris Helman)
Gus Hill .... caterer
Art 'Klondike' Jones .... craft service
Tim McNeal .... production assistant (as Timothy K. McNeal)
Billy Moore .... drumming instructor
Don Petrie .... production auditor
Fredell Pogodin .... publicity coordinator
Kathryn Rhodes .... production assistant
Nanette Siegert .... production coordinator
Susan Smith .... production assistant
Elena Spiotta .... production associate
Ron Stack .... assistant production auditor
Douglas E. Stoll .... location manager (as Doug Evan Stoll)
Jane Vickerilla .... assistant: John Hughes
Jeanne Webber .... technical consultant (as Jeanne Weber)
 

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Runtime:
95 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Watts:[putting on Keith's diamond earrings] What do you think?
Keith:You look good wearing my future.
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Soundtrack:
Catch My FallSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of the best movies of all time., 7 May 2003
Author: ScottishDude from Charlotte, NC

Some Kind of Wonderful is by far the best movie I have ever seen in my whole life! John Hughes has written yet another excellent story about a classical tale of teen romance. The first time I saw this movie was on t.v. at 2:00 in the morning. And I stayed up for every last minute of it. First of all, the cast is great. Howard Deutch pulled together some really remarkable actors and actresses for the roles of this movie.

Lets start with Lea Thompson playing the popular girl, Amanda Jones. She did a fine job playing the poor girl who hangs out with all the rich kids. This role must of been really hard for her because she didn't look like a poor girl at all. I mean its Lea Thompson for christ sake! And in my opinion we have to give her alot of credit for having the guts to do this role. She came through with it and that is all that matters!

Next is Craig Sheffer acting as the antagonist, Hardy Jenns. This guy did a pretty good job of acting as the rich, handsome, popular school boy who went out with Amanda Jones. In fact he did such a good job at acting his part that I wanted to punch the t.v. when I saw his face pop up on the screen. Hardy was a real a**hole!

The shy kid Keith Nelson acted by Eric Stolz, definintley reminds me of myself. That is one of the reasons why this movie really inflicted a lot of trauma on me from the beginning. We are both shy, independent, nice guys. I also look alot like him too! Except I have green eyes! Kinda scary if you dont mind me saying. Anyway, Eric does a marvelous performance as the protagonist of this film. Good job man!

Last but not least we have the beautifull,breathtaking,astonishing, Mary Stuart Masterson! This movie was the first time I saw her. And she took my breathe away!!!!! Playing the short blonde haired tomboy Watts, she has got some real talent. After I saw her in this movie,I knew I must see the rest of her movies she has been in. And I must say, she looks the best in this movie without a dout. Its just the fact that you can see that face of her's and see her smile. She definitley has the best smile I have ever seen in my entire life! And that is saying a lot for someone I don't even really know that well. Maybe sometime later in life I can meet her in person. I think we would do well together. No offense Damon. LOL!

But in all the movies I have seen, Some Kind of Wonderful touches me from the heart and reminds me about life and all the hard times that come with it. This is a landmark movie that will never leave my shelf.

Rating:10/10 stars

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