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Can't Buy Me Love ()


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A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

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Ronald Miller
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Cindy Mancini
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Kenneth Wurman
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Barbara
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Chuckie Miller
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Mrs. Mancini
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Patty (as Darcy De Moss)
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David Miller
Cloyce Morrow ...
Judy Miller
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Iris (as Devin Devasquez)
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Big John
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Ricky
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Quint
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Fran
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Lester
David Schermerhorn ...
Albert
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Moda Clerk
Phillip Simms ...
Rock (as Phil Simms)
Tudor Sherrard ...
Brent
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Bobby Hilton (as George Gray III)
Jimmie Lee Mitchell ...
Mr. Webbly
Jan O'Dell ...
Mrs. Hagmer (as Jan Rooney)
James Gooden ...
Mr. Wurman
Erin O'Flaherty ...
Jr. Wurman
Ty Gray ...
Duane
Will Hannah ...
Camera Salesman
Todd Walsh ...
Stocky Jones
Wayne Chandler ...
African Host
Meredith Wagelie ...
Freshman #1
Jennifer Nelson ...
Freshman #2
Corissa Miller ...
Transfer Girl
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Bambi La Brock (as Lisa Givens)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Brandi Brandt ...
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Dancer (uncredited)
David Kinn ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Tucson High Student (uncredited)
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Frat Guy (uncredited)
Shawn Tierney ...
High School Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steve Rash

Written by

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Michael Swerdlick ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ron Beckman ... executive producer
Mark Burg ... co-producer
Jere Henshaw ... executive producer
Thom Mount ... producer
Michael Swerdlick ... associate producer

Music by

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Robert Folk

Cinematography by

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Peter Lyons Collister ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jeff Gourson

Editorial Department

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Maria Lee Silver ... assistant editor
Bill Turro ... second assistant editor

Casting By

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Caro Jones

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Donald Lee Harris ... (as Donald L. Harris)

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Andrew Bernard
Christian W. Russhon

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Gregory Poe

Makeup Department

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Annie Mayo ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Cher Slater ... hair supervisor / makeup artist
Bob Smith ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Donald C. Klune ... production manager
Rex Stewart ... post-production supervisor (as Rex Stewart III)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Warren Glen Chidester ... second assistant director
Jerram A. Swartz ... first assistant director (as Jerram Swartz)

Art Department

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Pasco Di Carlo ... set dresser (as Pasco DiCarlo)
Annie Koerner ... property master
John Raineri ... assistant to set dresser

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Peter Bentley ... sound mixer
Dean Drabin ... foley mixer
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer
Gary A. Hecker ... foley effects (as Gary 'Wrecker' Hecker)
Pieter Hubbard ... sound editor
Scott Jacobs ... boom operator
Bruce Lacey ... sound editor
Bill Phillips ... supervising sound editor
John Phillips ... assistant sound editor
Vern Poore ... re-recording mixer
Hal Sanders ... sound editor
Alicia Stevenson ... foley effects
Mike Warner ... sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gary Boulanger ... second assistant camera
Mark Braun ... grip
John Connell ... first assistant camera
Jay Coolidge ... first assistant camera
Bob Crockett ... electrician
Randy Feemster ... camera operator (as Randal Feemster)
Craig Fleming ... grip
Ed Fortson ... still photographer
Bob Fox ... gaffer (as Robert Fox)
Perry Karidis ... best boy grip
Kyle T. MacDowell ... electrician (as Kyle MacDowell)
Larry Niemi ... best boy electric (as Larry Neimi)
David O'Neill ... electrician
Tony Sackmann ... generator operator
Mark S. Speake ... electrician (as Mark Speake)
Craig Woodruff ... key grip
Mansur Johnson ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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George Cooper ... assistant costumer
Katherine Quinif ... assistant costumer
Eric Wise ... costumer

Location Management

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Anne McCaffrey ... location manager

Music Department

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Robert Folk ... conductor
Ellen Segal ... music editor
Armin Steiner ... music recordist
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dale I. Dodds ... transportation captain (as Dale Dodds)
Roger Greer ... transportation coordinator
Amy E. Duddleston ... production driver (uncredited)
Everett Everett ... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Dennis Janovici ... transportation captain (uncredited)

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Paula Abdul ... choreographer
Linda 'Kippi' Bell ... assistant to producer
Russ Chesley ... production executive (as Russell Chesley)
Allen Custard ... production assistant
Deborah Cutler ... production assistant
Gregory A. Gale ... production assistant
Gillian P. Glen ... production coordinator
Steve Housewright ... dga intern (as Steven Housewright)
Carlton Jones ... assistant choreographer
Cookie Knapp ... studio teacher
Laura Namerow ... production secretary
Rocky Parker ... assistant: Patrick Dempsey
Daryl Robinson ... craft service
William F. Rose Jr. ... assistant auditor (as Bill Rose Jr.)
Valerie Ross ... production secretary (as Valerie Rose)
Ricki L. Stein ... production auditor
Mark S. Thomas ... script supervisor (as Mark Thomas)
Tod Swindell ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jon Turtle ... financier (uncredited)

Thanks

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Ed Arriaga ... special thanks: principal, Tucson High School
Anthony Daykin ... special thanks: The Tucson Police Department (as Lieutenant Anthony Daykin)
Tom Hilderbrand ... special thanks: The Tucson Film Office
Karen Husted ... special thanks: artistic coordinator, Tucson High School
Patricia Murphy ... special thanks: director of public information, The Tucson Unified School District
David A. Smitas ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Ronald is making an investment in his senior year. He's hiring the prettiest cheerleader in school to be his girlfriend. See more »
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Also Known As
  • No puedes comprar mi amor (Spain)
  • Кохання не купиш (Ukraine)
  • Novia se alquila (Argentina)
  • Bérbarátnő álomáron (Hungary)
  • Ο Γόης των Χιλίων Δολαρίων (Greece)
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  • 94 min
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross $31,623,833

Did You Know?

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Trivia Amanda Peterson was 15 years old during filming, and Patrick Dempsey was 20 years old. See more »
Goofs Striking crew members, with picket signs, are visible during cheerleader practice. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Easy A (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Can't Buy Me Love 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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