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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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To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him. Diane Court is about to know Lloyd Dobler. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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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?


Producer James L. Brooks said what inspired this movie was an incident where Brooks saw a man walking with his daughter. He saw them and wondered what would happen if the father committed a crime. Those thoughts were used to create the story. 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 »


Lloyd Dobler: Why can't you be in a good mood? How hard is it to decide to be in a good mood and be in a good mood once in a while?"
Constance: Gee, it's easy.
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Referenced in 18 to Life: I Do and I Don't (2011) See more »


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Written by Robin Zander and Tom Petersson
Produced by Richie Zito
Performed by Cheap Trick
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It's a wonderfully written film, with equal acting, to remind us all of falling in love for the first time without all the hurt, mistrust and disbelief in oneself.
18 April 2003 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A wonderful film which made me laugh, cry and heavily identify with the first time I ever saw it. Then, some 13 years later, after buying it on DVD with faded memories, I watched it again and it all came back.

I laughed; I was moved; I cheered inside when things went well for the hero, and I even remembered things about my first love. Especially the shaking with happiness moment (Judith). This film has survived 13 years with me, and it's not all down to my own memories.

John Cusack and Ione Skye give such wonderful performances that are so believable there's not a second that you're thinking of them as actors. Everything they feel and do seems so real. John Mahoney portrays the over protective Father very well, and his understated struggle when he realises this is superbly done.

Cameron Crowe has excelled himself in capturing the feelings and moments that you can so easily identify with to make them just right, and seem so natural.

It's a wonderfully written film, with equal acting, to remind us all of falling in love for the first time without all the hurt, mistrust and disbelief in oneself. It even manages to provide one of the best endings I've ever seen.

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