A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director:

Howard Deutch

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Ringwald ... Andie
Harry Dean Stanton ... Jack
Jon Cryer ... Duckie
Annie Potts ... Iona
James Spader ... Steff
Andrew McCarthy ... Blane
Jim Haynie ... Donnelly
Alexa Kenin ... Jena Hoeman
Kate Vernon ... Benny Hanson
Andrew Dice Clay ... Bouncer (as Andrew 'Dice' Clay)
Emily Longstreth ... Kate
Margaret Colin ... English Teacher
Jamie Anders Jamie Anders ... Terrence
Gina Gershon ... Girl Friend / Gym Class
Bader Howar Bader Howar ... Sales Girl
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Storyline

Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Blane's a pretty cool guy. Andie's pretty in pink. And Ducky's pretty crazy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kristy Swanson and John Cryer appeared in Hot Shots. See more »

Goofs

During then scene when Andie tells Iona about Blane breaking their prom date, Iona appears to look for the kerchief (previously seen in her coat pocket) to dab Andie's eyes. Its not there so she strokes her hair instead. When the scene cuts to over Andie's shoulder you see Iona holding the kerchief. Cut back again and it's missing. See more »

Quotes

Duckie: [as he is leaving Andie's room with a juice box in hand] Drinking and driving don't mix.
Duckie: That's why I ride a bike.
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Connections

Featured in Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Shell-Shock
by New Order & John Robie
Performed by New Order
Courtesy of Factory Records / Qwest Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Gotta love the 80's
10 November 2003 | by iwatcheverythingSee all my reviews

An 80's movie. You have to love them. This is one of the few that do have a slight twist on the ending though. I like this film for many reasons. Molly Ringwald is the queen of the teen movies in the 80's. She is a must watch in all of these classic films. I also loved the fact that you got to see some later on famous stars appear in this film like Kristy Swanson and Gina Gershon. Neither really had any lines but they were in it. Make sure to see this movie if you get a chance. Romance or not, it is a good film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pretty in Pink See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,065,870, 2 March 1986

Gross USA:

$40,471,663

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,479,480
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Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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