Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood.Written by
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The character Long Duk Dong is referred to as a "Chinaman" throughout the film, yet has a Vietnamese name. To compound confusion, the incidental music and sound effects played for him are all Japanese or mock-Japanese music, including The Vapors' "Turning Japanese". In the tree scene, Dong is wearing his clothes and hair in traditional Japanese fashion while shouting "banzai" (a Japanese military expression). Whether or not these goofs were meant by the producers to be an intentionally ambiguous stereotype of Asians is unknown. See more »
[after they wake up in the Rolls Royce]
I never went out with a freshman. Not even when I was a freshman.
You were pretty crazy.
Yeah. You know what I like best?
My clean, close shave?
[Background music: The clean, close shave]
No. Waking up in your arms.
[They start kissing, then Jake shows up]
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"Sixteen Candles" has two different music soundtracks. One appears in the theatrical release, and in the showings on cable TV. The other soundtrack appears in the home video. See more »
Written by Tim Finn (uncredited)
Performed by Tim Finn
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This movie is one of the most quotable I've ever seen. Everyone who has ever seen it knows this is true. Along with "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "The Breakfast Club", this is the best of the John Hughes 1980's movies. The acting is perfection, down to the smallest parts, too. Standouts are Blanche Baker as the bride-to-be on too many painkillers, Justin Henry as the pain-in-the-neck little brother, Michael Schoeffling as hunk-deluxe Jake Ryan and last but never least, Anthony Michael Hall as Farmer Fred....I mean Ted.
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