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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Boy Rents Girl  »

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$31,623,833

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,623,833
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Trivia

Corissa Miller was cast as attractive girl before being changed to transfer student. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, Ronald is wearing white socks, then black socks, then white again. When he gets to school, he is wearing black socks. See more »

Quotes

Patty: [after taking off her top] I bet you've never seen two like these before.
Ronald Miller: Well, my parents do have cable.
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Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #23.6 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

One for the Mockingbird
Written by Nick Van Eede
Performed by Cutting Crew (as The Cutting Crew)
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc. and Siren Records
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80's Entertainment At Its Best
8 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I love those cheesy 80's teenage love stories. They are fun and entertaining. "Can't Buy Me Love" is one of the better ones for sure. It is one of those movies that you can watch over and over and still love it. The story is interesting and the performances are great. Amanda Peterson is fantastic as the high-priced yet emotionally repressed love interest of lawnboy Patrick Dempsey. The story is funny and moving and can even make you cry. Watch it with friends, watch it alone, watch it with someone you love and remember the pressures of high school and the friends that got you through it.


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