An anonymous love letter left in Michael Ryan'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 Williams
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 Ryan (as Cory Haim)
Michael Menzies Michael Menzies ... Mr. Simpson
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Storyline

On the last day before summer vacation, Michael Ryan finds an anonymous love letter in his locker. Michael has a crush on Deborah Anne Fimple, who is the most beautiful girl in high school, and his friend Roger Despard convinces him that Deborah has written the letter. Michael writes a love letter to Deborah and asks his best friend Toni Williams, who actually wrote the letter for him, to deliver the letter to Deborah that is also her friend. However, Toni reads the letter and rewrites it to Deborah, who immediately falls in love with the unknown author. Meanwhile, Michael's mother Connie Ryan finds Michael's letter and believes it belongs to her husband George Ryan and Deborah's father Lou Fimple finds Deborah's letter and believes it belongs to his wife Elizabeth Fimple. Michael dates Deborah while their parents are astonished with the betrayals of their mates. Michael soon finds that Deborah is a shallow teenager who only dates college students and he misses Toni. Furthermore, he ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sometimes what you're looking for... is right beside you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Five years after this film's release, Lori Loughlin appeared in the sitcom episode Full House: Secret Admirer (1990), which also had a plot about a love letter falling into the wrong hands and causing familial distress. See more »

Goofs

During bridge night, when the scuffle between George Ryan and Lou Fimple goes to the ground, there is dialogue between the two, but their mouths do not move. See more »

Quotes

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

References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Isn't Me
Written by Steve Plunkett, Douglas Foxworthy and Steve Isham
Performed by Autograph
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Typical, mid 80s teen comedy, but kinda funny
10 January 2001 | by smirre44See all my reviews

I didn't get to see this movie until '94, when it aired on TV here. I gotta say the major reason I liked this movie was because it had Lori Loughlin in it, she's a fox with a capital F, capital O and capital X. :) Anyways, give this one a whirl if you like these kind of movies, but if you're a Lori fan, it's definitely a must-see!


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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

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Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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