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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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John Cusack's kick boxing scenes in the ring, including the one where his nose is broken, are done with Don Wilson who is a real-life kick boxing champion. See more »

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Lloyd sat with Diane at Bell Square, but when they show the mall they are actually showing Westlake, not Bell Square. 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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Referenced in 13 Reasons Why: The Smile at the End of the Dock (2018) 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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A rarity: an intelligent 80's teen movie!
20 April 1999 | by 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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