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Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 August 1987 (USA)
A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ronald Miller
... Cindy Mancini
... Kenneth Wurman
... Barbara
... Chuckie Miller
... Mrs. Mancini
... Patty (as Darcy De Moss)
... David Miller
Cloyce Morrow ... Judy Miller
... Iris (as Devin Devasquez)
... Big John
... Ricky
... Quint
... Fran
... Lester
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Storyline

Ronald Miller is tired of being a nerd, and makes a deal with one of the most popular girls in school to help him break into the "cool" clique. He offers her a thousand dollars to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. It succeeds, but he soon learns that the price of popularity may be higher than he expected. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Ronald is making an investment in his senior year. He's hiring the prettiest cheerleader in school to be his girlfriend.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Boy Rents Girl  »

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Box Office

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$31,623,833

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,623,833
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Takes place in Tucson, Arizona. See more »

Goofs

When Cindy, Fran and Barbara are watching Bobby on TV in his football outfit, they finished watching it. Then Cindy says "Bobby's got a lot on his mind right? Football and everything?" Barbara is near the TV after turning it off. She says to Cindy after Cindy's question, "Yeah". In the reflection of the TV, the crew is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Ronald Miller: Nerds, jocks. My side, your side. It's all bullshit. Its hard enough just trying to be yourself.
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Featured in One Hit Wonderland: Rico Suave by Gerardo (2012) See more »

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Certain Things Are Likely
Written by Nicholas Whitecross, Simon Aldridge, Stephen Cusack and John Hall
Performed by Kissing The Pink (as KTP)
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects
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Extremely Enjoyable
13 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

The person that said this movie was overlong but enjoyable doesn't know what they are talking about. If you want to see overlong, watch Dances With Wolves and it wasn't even enjoyable. "Can't Buy Me Love" is the ultimate 80's movie along with "Breakfast Club" and "Adventures in Babysitting". I watch this movie each time it's on TV. I also have it on VHS and DVD. The story line was easy to follow, not that matters and just kept you interested. I enjoyed all the characters and could definitely see my high school years in them. If you haven't seen this movie, rent, get it, watch it. If you have seen this movie then you know what I'm talking about.

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