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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael Ryan
... Toni
... Deborah Anne Fimple
... Connie Ryan (as Dee Wallace Stone)
... George Ryan (as Cliff DeYoung)
... Elizabeth Fimple
... Lou Fimple
... Roger Despard
... Ricardo
Rodney Pearson ... Kirkpatrick
... Doug
... Barry
... Steve Powers
... Jeff (as Cory Haim)
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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Toni gave Michael a letter, so he could give Debbie one... See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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14 June 1985 (USA)  »

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The Letter  »

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$8,622,757
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Casey Siemaszko and Rodney Pearson appear in the movie Class. See more »

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When Michael pulls into the park with Deborah Anne Fimple there are no open spots around him, but in the next shot we see Michael's father pull in into an empty space next to Michael. See more »

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Lou Fimple: [to Steve as he turns to leave] One more thing, lover boy...
Deborah Anne Fimple: [rolls eyes in embarrassment] Oh, God.
Lou Fimple: [pats his pistol] Get her pregnant, I'll blow your dick off.
Deborah Anne Fimple: [as Lou leaves] DADDY!
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First Day Of Summer
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An 80's comedy, you just have to secretly admire

This is just how we loved these sex comedy films in the eighties, this a cut above a lot of others. Being a C Thomas Howell fan, this is one of my favorites of his his, years before he plummeted into doing continuous dreck, as like many other actors. Smitten by a popular mature girl (Preston), he's longing after, when the real answer was right in front of him, all along, he receives an anonymous love letter, which goes astray, ending up in the wrong hands, well many wrong hands, with disastrous results, it's just fun. This is just another eighties film, which has me wishing, why can't we see stuff like this today. I just wish I could just go back in time. This movie is a lot of fun, while being a bit of a drama too. Howell's friends, larger than life characters, one bringing a suitcase with him, we see, while going up to Howell's crib, are a hoot, where school has ended for the Summer season. The finale that has Howell chase down his admirer, I must say was a little breathtaking, as his admirer is heading off on a weird transport venue of education. All in all, SA is a very enjoyable and and likable comedy where Howell stole a lot of girl's hearts at that time. Fred Ward as Preston's trigger happy cop Father is a classic.


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