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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 27 February 1987 (USA)
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When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Keith Nelson
... Watts
... Amanda Jones
... Hardy Jenns
... Cliff Nelson
... Duncan
... Shayne
... Laura Nelson
... Carol Nelson
... Cindy Nelson (as Candace Cameron)
... Mia
... Ray
Carmine Caridi ... Museum Guard
... Gym Instructor
... Holly
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A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Before they could stand together, they had to stand alone.

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27 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Some Kinda Wonderful  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,486,701, 1 March 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,553,948
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Trivia

Lea Thompson originally turned down the lead when she was approached by Howard Deutch. She then accepted the role after Howard the Duck (1986) flopped, and Howard Deutch again asked her to play the role of Amanda Jones. See more »

Goofs

After Keith checks the oil in Hardy's car, he closes the hood, walks around the car, takes the gas out and puts it back, stands by the side of the car and picks up the money Hardy drops. During this entire sequence, you can clearly see that he does not have the dip stick in his hands but after Hardy drives off, the dip stick appears in his hands and is thrown away. See more »

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Watts: Don't go mistaking paradise for a pair of long legs.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.8 (2009) See more »

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The Shyest Time
Written by Peter Milton Walsh
Performed by The Apartments
Produced by Stephen Hague
From an Orginal Recording Produced by Peter O'Doherty
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Role models, social conscience, and a fab soundtrack
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As a twelve year old girl, I had a hard time finding role models. I lived on the outskirts of what was basically a country club neighborhood, but was not that kind of gal. So I found it wonderfully refreshing to find a role model in the pre-"Girl-Power" girl power of Watts. I fell in love along side her (and to this day, harbor a special place in my heart for Eric Stoltz), begged my parents to let me learn the drums, and knew every line by heart. She was tough, witty, and (according to my older brother) incredibly sexy. Eric Stoltz is dreamy in a working class kind of way and puts in a performance of true depth and character. This movie has heart without being sickly sweet. It delves into family relationships, friendships, and romance. Most notably, it tackles something that the current teen fair seems to lack, social consciousness. It's not afraid to break stereotypes or point out social injustice. Not to mention, it has one of the best soundtracks of the '80s. I give it an A++!!!


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