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Pretty in Pink (1986)

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
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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Taglines:

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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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,471,663
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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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Trivia

When Duckie gets thrown into the girl's bathroom, he says regarding the tampon machine, "We don't have a candy machine in the boys' room". This was ad-libbed by Jon Cryer. See more »

Goofs

Andie puts her lipstick away twice. See more »

Quotes

Steff: Money really means nothing to me. Do you think I'd treat my parents' house this way if it did?
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Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Words by Morrissey
Music by Johnny Marr
Performed by The Smiths
Courtesy of Sire Records & Rough Trade Records, Ltd.
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29 April 2000 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

John Hughes knows the 80's. And this proves it. The film is a drama/comedy about a teenage girl and her problems in social and family life. Though I am a guy, I identified with a lot of the problems and I thought there was so much to like in this film. It's just that this is a little softer than the other Hughes films. Maybe cause he didn't direct it. Molly Ringwald gives her best yet and Harry Dean Stanton has never been more tender. Good 80's film, but not in the best column. By the way, Andrew Dice Clay appears as a bouncer, so pay attention to his part which highlights the film for me. A


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