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Say Anything (1989)

Say Anything... (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 April 1989 (USA)
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A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writer:

Cameron Crowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Lloyd Dobler
Ione Skye ... Diane Court
John Mahoney ... James Court
Lili Taylor ... Corey Flood
Amy Brooks Amy Brooks ... D.C.
Pamela Adlon ... Rebecca (as Pamela Segall)
Jason Gould Jason Gould ... Mike Cameron
Loren Dean ... Joe
Glenn Walker Harris Jr. ... Jason Dobler
Charles Walker ... Principal
Russel Lunday Russel Lunday ... Parent
Polly Platt ... Mrs. Flood
Gloria Cromwell Gloria Cromwell ... Ruth
Jeremy Piven ... Mark
Patrick O'Neill Patrick O'Neill ... Denny
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Storyline

High school senior Lloyd Dobler wants nothing more than to go out with beautiful and intelligent Diane Court. Lloyd attempts to win her heart over the objections of her over-protective father before Diane leaves for a scholarship in England. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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A Lloyd meets girl story See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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A classic standoff between a princess, her overprotective father and the drifter from the wrong side of the tracks who pines for her affections; which takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the father's shady business dealings are revealed; putting new stressors and pressures on all of them. See more »

Goofs

When Diane's Dad gives her the ring as a graduation present, Diane slips it on her finger. Once the shot cuts away and comes back, she is still holding the ring with the ring bag in her hands. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd Dobler: I am looking for a dare to be great situation.
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Connections

Spoofed in Kristen Scott's Skip Day (2017) See more »

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Cult of Personality
Written by Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Muzz Skillings, and Will Calhoun (as William Calhoun)
Produced by Ed Stasium
Performed by Living Colour
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Who says teen romance needs to be perverse? 10/10
9 March 2002 | by The_WoodSee all my reviews

Very few films have even tried to be as smart and honest as Say Anything. The film, which is more then 10 years old, still remains to be one of the strongest pieces of romantic cinema. Not only do John Cusack and Ione Skye have perfect chemistry; not only is John Mahoney's character one of the most complicated father figures in the history of film; not only is the screen play delightfully honest; but everything just seems to fit right in this movie. A true treasure


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...Say Anything... See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,058,496, 16 April 1989

Gross USA:

$20,781,385

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,515,196
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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