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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

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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Storyline

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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1980s | 80s | love | lover | chain | See All (83) »

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Gross USA:

$8,622,757
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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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Trivia

Olive Films released a Blu-Ray edition of this film in the USA on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Ironically, this was also the date of the theatrical premiere of the film Vasos De Papel (2016) in Puerto Rico. Vasos De Papel (2016) was promptly "retired" from movie theaters when it came to light that it was a nearly identical, completely unauthorized copy of this 1985 film. 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: What are you guys doing tonight?
Deborah Anne Fimple: Nothing much.
Toni: Kappa Omega party.
Michael: Oh, you mean the homo house?
Deborah Anne Fimple: Well one will crack jokes about others when they are insecure with their own masculinity.
Michael: Oh, I hate guys like that. They're so immature.
Steve Powers: [Steve drives up] Hey beautiful! Want a ride?
Michael: No thanks, Steve. I'll walk.
Deborah Anne Fimple: [sarcastically] Real mature.
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Connections

Referenced in Vamp (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Worth watching once.
15 April 2004 | by triple8See all my reviews

Secret admirer was a really funny movie about a love letter, that winds up in many different peoples hands and creates alot of crazy misunderstandings at the same time! Good movie with a premise that was actually pretty funny. This movie, while NOWHERE aproaching greatness does contain some genuine laughs. and was actually pretty good, if not great. It was far from the best 80's teen movie but the premise was actually very funny, not to mention original and the cast was great! The cool thing about this rather wacky movie, is the premise was actualy quite plausible! Plus it shows how jumping to the wrong conclusion can trigger crazy misunderstandings. This movie is about as 80's as you can get, but might actualy be worth a look for people who haven't seen it and just want a funny, if not unique or exceptional, light, straightforward comedy.


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