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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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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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She's got every thing going for her. He's going for her with every thing he's got. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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14 April 1989 (USA)  »

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$20,781,385 (USA)
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Christian Slater auditioned for the role of Lloyd Dobbler but director Cameron Crowe was adamant about getting John Cusack. Also, there was a tie between Ione Skye and actress Jennifer Connelly for the role of Diane Court. See more »

Goofs

When Diane is talking to Lloyd after his nose has been broken, the blood from his nose is inconsistent between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd Dobler: Oh... you must think I'm a dick.
Diane Court: No, Lloyd, we shared the most intimate thing two people can share...
Lloyd Dobler: You shared it with a dick.
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Referenced in Elementary: Tag, You're Me (2015) See more »

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In Your Eyes
Written by Peter Gabriel
Produced by Daniel Lanois and Peter Gabriel
Performed by Peter Gabriel
Courtesy of Geffen Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products and Virgin Records
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Lyoyd, Lyoyd, null and void.
12 December 2004 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

Most people I know loved Say anything and I am among the many who thought this was a very good touching, funny movie for teens and young people. It is a bit more wholesome then a lot of what's out there in this genre and although it doesn't rank among my favorite teen movie it definitely earned it's praise.

There are some terrific one liners in Say Anything and the male/female relationship is depicted in a touching and often very accurate-surprisingly accurate way. Plus there are moments of just pure hilarity and unforgettable lines, one of them being what I headed my Quote(my buddy and I still throw this line around to this day.) John Cussack stars here and was very good, it was my introduction to him. I'd recommend this movie to anyone who just wants to see a nice fresh teen movie with both touching and hilarious moments. My vote is 8 out of 10.


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