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Say Anything... (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 April 1989 (USA)
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A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Brooks ...
Rebecca (as Pamela Segall)
Jason Gould ...
Mike Cameron
Charles Walker ...
Russel Lunday ...
Polly Platt ...
Mrs. Flood
Gloria Cromwell ...
Patrick O'Neill ...


High school senior Lloyd Dobler wants nothing more than to go out with beautiful and intelligent Diane Court. Lloyd attempts to win her heart over the objections of her over-protective father before Diane leaves for a scholarship in England. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA)  »

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...Say Anything...  »

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$20,781,385 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Lloyd (John Cusack) drives along 45th street in Seattle, he passes the Guild 45th Theatre, which is showing Tapeheads (1988), in which Cusack also appeared. See more »


When Diane's Dad gives her the ring as a graduation present, Diane slips it on her finger. Once the shot cuts away and comes back, she is still holding the ring with the ring bag in her hands. See more »


Diane Court: You have to meet Bess. She's amazing. She's 93, she's a writer... and I told her about you.
Lloyd Dobler: [Stops walking, stands in front of Diane] Wait, wait... You told her about me?
Jim Court: [Walks by the adjacent hall, Sees to the two and continues walking]
Diane Court: [Embarrassed, toys with a nearby water fountain. ] Yes.
Lloyd Dobler: What'd you say?
Diane Court: [Embarrassed] Umm... Just meet her.
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Referenced in Almost Famous (2000) See more »


All For Love
Written by John Bettis and Martin Page
Produced by Richie Zito
Performed by Nancy Wilson
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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31 October 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

If you have read my "Sixteen Candles" comment, I have been on a journey to watch all of the classic teen 80's movies. The girls at my work have been on my case with this, so now I have seen "Pretty in Pink", "The Breakfast Club", and "Sixteen Candles", now "Say Anything...". When I told one of the girls I rented this movie, she was excited. She said this is one of the best teen movies of the 80's, and I'd have to agree.

It's not a real sappy love story, it's more normal and real. It has it doubt's, flaws, scary parts, fun parts, sexy parts, and the friendship. Ione and John clicked so well in this movie. I loved the scene where John is standing outside with the stereo blasting "In your eyes" by Peter Gabriel. What a fantastic scene, I mean what girl wouldn't like that? And poor John was only like 90 pounds, I was hoping Ione would have run to him to let him put that 1000 pound stereo down! It was the 80's, there was nothing smaller. :D This is a great movie. I think it should be watched by anyone. It's just a fun film to watch with friends or a date. So far, this is my favorite 80's teen flick.


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