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Pretty in Pink (1986)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andie
... Jack
... Duckie
... Iona
... Steff
... Blane
... Donnelly
... Jena Hoeman
... Benny
... Bouncer (as Andrew 'Dice' Clay)
... Kate
... English Teacher
Jamie Anders ... Terrence
... Girl Friend / Gym Class
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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He's crazy about her. She's crazy about him. He's just crazy. See more »

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28 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de rosa  »

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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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1.37 : 1
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In spite of their chemistry on-screen, Jon Cryer (Duckie) has stated that both of his co-stars Molly Ringwald (Andie) and Andrew McCarthy (Blane) found him "irritating" from day one. Cryer, who describes himself as a "very outgoing person" believes his attitude was the reason he never got along with the very reserved Ringwald and McCarthy. See more »

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When Blaine asks Andie out, directly behind him can be seen a girl in white tights with a blue and yellow dress on. In the next shot, the same girl can be seen behind Andie. Throughout the scene the girl is shown standing behind both Blaine and Andie, even though they are sitting on opposite sides of one another and the view of the playground behind them each is different. See more »

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Steff: Why are you doing this? Why don't you just... nail her, and get it over with? Why are you getting involved?
Blane: Is there something wrong with that?
Steff: I just think it's stupid, you know. It's pointless. I mean, your parents.
[sarcastic]
Steff: I think they'll be thrilled.
Blane: [defensively] They have nothing to do with it.
Steff: Oh, really? I've seen your mother go to work on you, Blane. It's vicious. When Bill and Joyce are through with you, you won't know whether to shit or go sailing... Listen, I'm getting really ...
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What's It Going To Be
Written and Performed by Maggie Lee
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Romantic comedy about young love.
6 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Writer John Hughes has the 80's pegged. But this story could have been set in the 50's or 60's and still worked well. That is why I think this movie is so relevant. Devotion, friendship, and self worth are quizzed. The young actors were better than expected. I have watched this over a dozen times and I don't care if some people refer to this as a "chick flick".

A young girl falls in love with a boy from the other side of the tracks. Problems occur when his peers think the object of his desires is socially beneath him.

Molly Ringwald was very good. Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer seemed to feel their part more than the rest of the cast. But James Spader was such a realistic jerk, you want to get up and punch his face in. Harry Dean Stanton and Annie Potts play the adult roles of substance. Have you ever seen Stanton so sympathetic?

A very upbeat soundtrack keeps the movie flowing and helps you feel the atmosphere. Don't write this off as just another teen movie. Highly recommended.


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