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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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to his sister, the late Brandon Lee auditioned for the role of Lloyd. See more »

Goofs

Lloyd sat with Diane at Bell Square, but when they show the mall they are actually showing Westlake, not Bell Square. See more »

Quotes

Diane Court: You don't like old people, do you?
Lloyd Dobler: Me? Sure I do.
Diane Court: Come on.
Lloyd Dobler: Except for one thing. I used to work at a smorgasbord and the old people would flock there and they love to eat. And they just jammed their mouths, you know, and they would just eat with their mouths open and, you know, it's just too much for me. I mean, you know, you get to be thinking about how short life is and how maybe everything has no meaning. Because, you wake up and you're frying burgers and you then you're like 60 and 70 and then...
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Back In The Saddle
Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
Performed by Aerosmith
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Awwwwwwww!
31 October 2005 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

If you have read my "Sixteen Candles" comment, I have been on a journey to watch all of the classic teen 80's movies. The girls at my work have been on my case with this, so now I have seen "Pretty in Pink", "The Breakfast Club", and "Sixteen Candles", now "Say Anything...". When I told one of the girls I rented this movie, she was excited. She said this is one of the best teen movies of the 80's, and I'd have to agree.

It's not a real sappy love story, it's more normal and real. It has it doubt's, flaws, scary parts, fun parts, sexy parts, and the friendship. Ione and John clicked so well in this movie. I loved the scene where John is standing outside with the stereo blasting "In your eyes" by Peter Gabriel. What a fantastic scene, I mean what girl wouldn't like that? And poor John was only like 90 pounds, I was hoping Ione would have run to him to let him put that 1000 pound stereo down! It was the 80's, there was nothing smaller. :D This is a great movie. I think it should be watched by anyone. It's just a fun film to watch with friends or a date. So far, this is my favorite 80's teen flick.

10/10


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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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