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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To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him. Diane Court is about to know Lloyd Dobler. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Both actors in the famous boom box scene were filmed separately. Cusack held the boom box in the middle of a park in North Hollywood across from a 7-Eleven. See more »

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When Lloyd first calls Mr. Court, on the table next to him, there's a photograph of Diane in black and white, talking on the phone. Later on when Diane calls Lloyd back, the photograph has changed to another of Diane being next to some flowers. See more »

Quotes

IRS Agent Stewart: Your income, Mr Court, hasn't changed substantially in seventeen years.
Jim Court: That's right.
IRS Agent Stewart: Why would you stay so long with an operation that is so clearly not a growth enterprise?
Jim Court: Taking care of people isn't a growth enterprise, Mr Sims. I hope you write that down in your report, I'd like your bosses to read it.
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Brandy
Written by Elliot Lurie
Performed by Looking Glass
Courtesy of Epic Records
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A rarity: an intelligent 80's teen movie!
20 April 1999 | by JeffG.See all my reviews

One of the rare 80's teen flicks that doesn't portray all teens as sex-crazed dimwits and all adults as lobotomized morons. An insightful, romantic comedy that only Cameron Crowe could give us.


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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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