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Say Anything... (1989)

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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lloyd Dobler
... Diane Court
... James Court
... Corey Flood
Amy Brooks ... D.C.
... Rebecca (as Pamela Segall)
Jason Gould ... Mike Cameron
... Joe
... Jason Dobler
Charles Walker ... Principal
Russel Lunday ... Parent
Polly Platt ... Mrs. Flood
Gloria Cromwell ... Ruth
... Mark
Patrick O'Neill ... Denny
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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14 April 1989 (USA)  »

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$20,781,385
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Cameron Crowe commissioned The Smithereens to write the movie's theme song. They came up with "A Girl Like You." Crowe thought the lyrics were too leading (they outline the entire plot), so he rejected it in favor of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". "A Girl Like You" was included in their next album, "11", and in the movie Backdraft (1991). See more »

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The key bag at the graduation party alternates in fullness throughout the evening. When it is handed to Lloyd at the beginning of the night, it appears full, and in subsequent shots (which show Lloyd collecting keys) the bag goes from appearing nearly empty to its eventual (and initial) state of being filled. See more »

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Lloyd Dobler: Oh... you must think I'm a dick.
Diane Court: No, Lloyd, we shared the most intimate thing two people can share...
Lloyd Dobler: You shared it with a dick.
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Spoofed in The Actor (2010) See more »

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You Want It
Written by Robin Zander and Tom Petersson
Produced by Richie Zito
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Teen Romantic Comedies Don't Get Much Better Than This
5 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

A Seattle high-school graduate with no apparent future, tired and for most part abandoned Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) sets his sights on the lovely Diane Court (Ione Skye), the class valedictorian, whom he had a chance encounter with at the town mall. After numerous valiant attempts and apparent successes, the two fall in love; however, while Lloyd is head over heels, Diane seems hesitant to maintain their relationship considering her recent fellowship at an acclaimed university and her father's trouble with the Internal Revenue Service. The romance between Cusack's Lloyd and Skye's Diane, although seemingly coming from out of nowhere, is still palpable and, as far as teen romance is concerned, very believable, and writer-director Cameron Crowe's bizarre and motor-mouthed dialogue perfectly suits the character of Lloydl; however, most of the scenes are stolen by John Cusack in what likely is his best performance to date; he fumbles over his words to accentuate the attitude of his character, and there are other moments when Cusack suddenly becomes the ultimate hero, even more involving than Rocky Balboa or Luke Skywalker at times; through the climax of the film it seems impossible not to root for Cusack, particularly the iconic scene forever cemented in teen movie history in which Lloyd stands outside of Diane's house next to his car, holding a boom box over his head and blasting Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" with a look of desperate heartache and lost pride on his face. An iconic date movie.


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