A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She claims to be 20 years old, but ... See full summary »

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A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She claims to be 20 years old, but he learns that she's actually just 16 and already married. Written by Chris Cuomo

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Love doesn't have to last a lifetime. See more »

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18 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Zärtliche Liebe  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,640,346 (USA)
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Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy previously stared together on the 80's hit Pretty In Pink. See more »

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Sproles: How goes it?
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Referenced in Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) See more »

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South Of Cincinnati
Written by Dwight Yoakam
Performed by Dwight Yoakam
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A touching and somber look at romance.
13 November 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Andrew McCarthy plays a college student that falls in love with a less educated and less cultured young girl(Molly Ringwald). Two immediate problems are: McCarthy needs to break off an engagement to his well to do girlfriend; only to find out that Ringwald is younger than he thinks and needs an annulment from an abusive husband.

Dark, moody and almost full blown depressing. If you liked PRETTY IN PINK, this is the more grown up version. I always seem to find McCarthy a sympathetic character, but I really like his cool attitude he brings to the part. Miss Ringwald is simply great in this role.

Rounding out the cast are: Ben Stiller, Patti D'Arbanville, Viggo Mortensen and Molly Hagan. Stay with this one, don't jump off in midstream. This is very under rated and deserves your attention.


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