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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

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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Most of the extras in the film that play the "bad kids" in the detention scene, and around campus, weren't thugs at all. They were football players from the various high schools in the area. They were chosen mostly because they could tower over the actors and actresses, and look menacing. See more »

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When Keith's sister, Laura, is talking to her friends about her new "popular" status, she has a military-style vest on over a yellow blouse. When we see her jump down after being accused of being "false", the vest is gone, but immediately reappears in the next shot. See more »

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Watts: Because I'm driving you crazy and you're driving me crazy and I'd rather not see you and have you think good things about me than have you see me and hate me. 'Cause I can't afford to have you hate me, Keith. The only things I care about in this goddamn life are me and my drums and you.
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Referenced in House M.D.: Carrot or Stick (2011) See more »

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Beat's So Lonely
Written by Charlie Sexton & Keith Forsey
Performed by Charlie Sexton
Produced by Keith Forsey
Courtesy of MCA Records
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an intelligent teen comedy/romance
18 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Mary stuart Masterson plays a girl who has a crush on Eric Stoltz who has been friends with her for a long time but she never has told her feelings. When Stoltz starts hanging around with the rich crowd and falls for the snobby beauty queen Lea Thomson Masterson fears she may lose him. A well scripted comedy romance drama slice of life that John Hughes does right every now and then. on a scale of one to ten..8


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