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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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Howard Deutch

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... Keith Nelson
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Watts
Lea Thompson ... Amanda Jones
Craig Sheffer ... Hardy Jenns
John Ashton ... Cliff Nelson
Elias Koteas ... Skinhead
Molly Hagan ... Shayne
Maddie Corman ... Laura Nelson
Jane Elliot ... Carol Nelson
Candace Cameron Bure ... Cindy Nelson (as Candace Cameron)
Chynna Phillips ... Mia
Scott Coffey ... Ray
Carmine Caridi ... Museum Guard
Lee Garlington ... Gym Instructor
Laura Leigh Hughes ... Holly
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Some Kinda Wonderful See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,486,701, 1 March 1987

Gross USA:

$18,553,948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,553,948
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pretty In Pink star Molly RIngwald, tells Out magazine that Duckie, the flamboyant best friend to her character Andie in John Hughes' 1986 high school classic about class and social strata in high school, was secretly gay. Though an alternate ending of the classic "Brat Pack" comedy in which Andie ended up with Duckie (played by Jon Cryer) rather than Blane (Andrew McCarthy) was filmed, test audiences responded to it negatively. "Duckie doesn't know he's gay," Ringwald tells the publication. "I think he loves Andie in the way that [my gay best friend] always loved me. That ending fell so flat - it bombed at all the screenings. I didn't realize it then - I just knew that my character shouldn't end up with him, because we didn't have that sort of chemistry. If John was here now, and I could talk to him, I think that he would completely acknowledge that." Ringwald also believes that "Pretty In Pink" screenwriter John Hughes, who died in 2009, "wrote a lot of gay characters" into his other movies like "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "The Breakfast Club." Still, she specifies, "It was something that we never talked about" before continuing that said characters "easily could have been gay" rather than being out and proud in the context of the films. See more »

Goofs

When Keith and Watts first walk up the steps into school, Watts has her drumsticks in her waistband, but when they get to the top of the steps, Watts is holding her drumsticks in her left hand. See more »

Quotes

Keith Nelson: I'm sorry. I'm sorry I was so hard on you.
Watts: Me too.
Keith Nelson: You always hurt the ones you love.
Watts: So when are you going to beat the shit out of Amanda Jones?
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Alternate Versions

UK theatrical version was cut (ca. 3 sec) to secure a 'PG' rating. Uncut version was released on video with a '15' rating. In 2002 the film was resubmitted to the BBFC and rated '12'. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1990 (1990) See more »

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Masterpiece
9 April 2007 | by HarryTellSee all my reviews

I am a movie collector, but still this is my first time posting a recommendation. For some strange reasons i watched this movie for my first time today, but i don't regret it. This movie came out one year after i was born (1987), but to be honest the quality of this movie was over the limit.

The best romantic\comedy i've seen. Why? While I was watching this movie I kept hoping it never would end. It is dragging you into the story, great acting and beautiful girls with a big B. Favorite scene is where Keith kissed Watts because he was going out with Amanda and needed practice. It was so beautiful, so innocent and in a same time very hot.

A movie I can watch more than one time, even if I know the story. Because it has really good scenes and a great plot. The director couldn't done it better! I really hope you watch this movie, it's worth your time and does give you a good feeling after watching it.


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