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Secret Admirer (1985)

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An anonymous love letter left in Michael's locker on the last day of school wreaks havoc on his life and the lives of everyone who come in contact with it.

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David Greenwalt

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Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... Michael Ryan
Lori Loughlin ... Toni
Kelly Preston ... Deborah Anne Fimple
Dee Wallace ... Connie Ryan (as Dee Wallace Stone)
Cliff De Young ... George Ryan (as Cliff DeYoung)
Leigh Taylor-Young ... Elizabeth Fimple
Fred Ward ... Lou Fimple
Casey Siemaszko ... Roger Despard
Geoffrey Blake ... Ricardo
Rodney Pearson Rodney Pearson ... Kirkpatrick
Courtney Gains ... Doug
J.J. Cohen ... Barry (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
Scott McGinnis ... Steve Powers
Corey Haim ... Jeff (as Cory Haim)
Michael Menzies Michael Menzies ... Mr. Simpson
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On the last day before summer vacations Michael receives a glowing, but anonymous, love-letter. He suspects, or better: hopes, it's from Deborah, the girl he's after since a while, but who dates college students only. However she shows him a cold shoulder again. So his and her best friend Toni advises him to write her an anonymous letter in return. However these letters get in the wrong hands and cause lots of confusion in their families, until it's revealed, who wrote which letter to whom. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Sometimes What You're Looking For... Is Right Beside You. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

C. Thomas Howell and Lori Loughlin later reunited as lovers on the TV show Summerland (2004-2005). See more »

Goofs

At the end when Michael is chasing Toni's car, you can see as the car turns the corner, the window is down on Toni's mom's side. Michael is only about 30 feet behind the car. At this point, it isn't likely that Toni's mom didn't hear him screaming Toni's name or even look in the mirror after hearing him. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Good evening Mr. Fimple
Lou Fimple: Fuck you!
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Connections

Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »

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First Day Of Summer
Written by Tony Carey
Performed by Tony Carey
Courtesy of MCA Records
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* * * out of 4.
8 August 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

Young man (C. Thomas Howell) gets an unsigned love letter on the last day of school. He thinks it is from the most popular girl in school (Kelly Preston) and sets about trying to win her over. At the same time however, the letter is getting passed along and mixed up with other people who mistakingly think it is addressed to them.

One of the best films of the genre is a charming, sweet and romantic teen comedy that features an adorable score, a great cast that is used perfectly (especially Lori Loughlin as Howell's best friend and Fred Ward as Preston's dad) and a good ending. Plenty of laughs and suspense along the way also!

Rated R; Sexual Situations, Nudity, Mild Violence and Profanity.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Letter See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,414,984, 16 June 1985

Gross USA:

$8,622,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,622,757
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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