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Writer (WGA):
Larry Ketron (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 November 1988 (USA) See more »
Love doesn't have to last a lifetime. See more »
A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Molly Ringwald ... Jewel

Andrew McCarthy ... Matt Larkin

Patti D'Arbanville ... Jean

Ben Stiller ... Tipton

Leon Russom ... Kyle Larkin

Molly Hagan ... Ellen

Viggo Mortensen ... Green

Doug Hutchison ... Sproles
Chiara Peacock ... Alice

Marita Geraghty ... Maureen
Rachel Jones ... Babe

Welker White ... Christy
Christy Budig ... Laurel
Larry Ketron ... Roy
Ken Strunk ... Dr. Lippincutt
William Youmans ... Gary
Richard Clayton Woods ... Buddy
Kent Poole ... Stephen
Dan Davis ... Fletcher
Barry J. Williams ... Fairgate

Carol Schneider ... Jane

Joan MacIntosh ... Jenny Larkin
Sheri Norton-Stearn ... Mrs. Price
K.C. Jones ... Dr. Price
Jacqueline Verdeven ... Jewel's Mother
Ann Johnson ... Girl #1
Jessica Browne ... Woman at Engagement Party
Jennifer P. Born ... Waitress
Peter Duchin ... Piano Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Michael Bell ... Ice Skater (uncredited)

Douglas Cunningham ... University Student (uncredited)

Greg Dulli ... Guy at bar (uncredited)

Directed by
David Anspaugh 
Writing credits
Larry Ketron (screenplay)

Produced by
Richard Berg .... producer
Allan Marcil .... executive producer
John G. Wilson .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Foster 
Patrick Williams 
Cinematography by
Fred Murphy 
Film Editing by
David Rosenbloom 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Production Design by
Paul Sylbert 
Set Decoration by
Kenneth Turek  (as Ken Turek)
Costume Design by
Colleen Atwood 
Makeup Department
Robert Jiras .... makeup artist
Susan Mayer .... assistant hair stylist
Susan Mayer .... assistant makeup artist
Dianne Roberson .... hair stylist
Production Management
John G. Wilson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Giuliano .... assistant director
Robert J. Wilson .... second assistant director (as Robert Wilson)
Art Department
Jeanette D'Ambrosio-Sylbert .... assistant: Paul Sylbert
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... on set painter
Aaron Holden .... property master
Joe Pfaltzgraf .... propman
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter
Andrew Zawacki .... construction coordinator (as Andy Zawacki)
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Anna Behlmer .... sound recordist
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Dino Dimuro .... sound editor
Jack Dronsky .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Foster .... assistant sound editor
Richard Friedman .... adr editor (as Dick Friedman)
Hank Garfield .... sound mixer
Shelley Rae Hinton .... adr editor
David M. Ice .... sound editor (as David Ice)
Fred Judkins .... supervising sound editor
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor
Bob Merserve .... assistant sound editor
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed Osborne .... sound editor (as Edward M. Osborne)
Andy Rovins .... boom operator
Mary Ruth Smith .... sound editor
Tove Blue Valentine .... cable person (as Tove Blue)
Christopher T. Welch .... sound editor (as C.T. Welch)
David Williams .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Sam Barkan .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
William Allen Jr. .... grip
William L. Allen Sr. .... grip (as William Allen Sr.)
Art Bartels .... key grip
Alphonse Blumenthal .... lighting technician (as Al Blumenthal)
Frank Byrne .... additional second assistant camera
Robert C. Carlson .... second assistant camera (as Rob Carlson)
Eugene F. Crededio .... chief lighting technician (as Gino Crededio)
Brian C. Glover .... first assistant camera (as Brian Glover)
Frank Miller .... camera operator
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
John S. Robertson .... dolly grip (as John Robertson)
Mike Robinson .... generator operator
Casting Department
Sue Knutsen .... extras casting
Roger Mussenden .... casting assistant
Eileen Rezak .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Moore .... costume supervisor: women
Kelly Porter .... costumer
Ervin W. Rose .... costume supervisor: men
Editorial Department
Paul Cichocki .... assistant editor
Lance Luckey .... assistant editor
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Morris Sparks .... color timer
Music Department
George Doering .... musician: guitar
Gary Foster .... musician: alto sax
Humberto Gatica .... score recordist
Edward Karam .... orchestrator
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Timothy R. Sexton .... music supervisor (as Tim Sexton)
Transportation Department
Larry Coomer .... transportation co-captain
Patrick Lynn .... transportation captain (as Pat Lynn)
John P. McAuliffe .... transportation coordinator (as John McAuliffe)
Other crew
Bethany Brown .... production accountant
Dru Anne Carlson .... script supervisor (as Druanne Carlson)
Christopher Carson .... production assistant
Frank Catalano .... voice actor
Diane Edquist .... production assistant
Barbara Fetzer .... assistant accountant
Mary Ann Garvin .... production assistant
Marin Hopper .... assistant: David Anspaugh
Brian Hulse .... production assistant
Jeannie Jeha .... production coordinator
Bridgette Kelley .... assistant: Molly Ringwald
Bryn Lewis .... production assistant
Susann McMahon .... assistant: Tim Sexton
Sharon Morov .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer: main titles
Fredell Pogodin .... unit publicist
Ryan Rosenberg .... location manager
Antoinette Squeo .... production assistant
Diane Vester .... production assistant
Connie Willis .... production assistant

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105 min
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One of the few PG-13 rated movies that allowed the use of the word "fuck" more than one time and still maintain its rating. Neither use was in a sexual connotation.See more »
Jewel:Yeah, I'm going alright, but I'm going by myself! Don't talk about me, don't even think about me, just do me that favour. You don't want me, I'm used, I'm worn out, I'm bad goods, you can't trust me. Why don't I just go to hell?See more »
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Right and wrong, lies and truth, and love., 5 December 2006
Author: dxndmom-1 from United States

I have seen the words "ethereal" and "haunting" used in descriptions of this movie.....and I think they are dead on! I remember renting this movie just after it came out on VHS, and I totally fell in love with it, here it is, almost 19 years later and I STILL love it!

Andrew McCarthy's character is so real, you see men like him every day all across America, ready to get married for all the wrong reasons, or ones that seemed right to start with, then they wake up and see there's something more to their life around them. He's also the boy you always wanted to meet or date in high school or college. Molly Ringwald's character is.....just too painfully real. You hurt for her, with her, then you're angry at her and you want to know the truth, and you feel the love.

So many people hack this movie to death saying it's horrible.....but I don't think they've ever been in love so they wouldn't understand. OK yes, it's a bit hokey in spots, and somewhat hard to believe, but it WAS 1988 when it was made, the decade when "Greed is good", so you have to look at it from that perspective.

PLEASE, PLEASE watch it! Watch it with an open mind and an open heart, you won't be disappointed!

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