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PG-13| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss (Annie Potts), who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie (Jon Cryer), who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane (Andrew McCarthy), asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realizes that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

Cast: Molly Ringwald , Jon Cryer , Andrew McCarthy , Annie Potts , Harry Dean Stanton , James Spader , Jim Haynie , Alexa Kenin

Director: Howard Deutch

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Release Date: February 28th, 1986|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • Very high on my list of good movie titles, has fascinating deep tones, surprising poignancy, and tendor humor for a movie aimed at teenage audiences. [28 Feb 1986] show more

  • The movie made me so happy, and here I am back on the subway with Nerdo, and there's this jerk across the aisle who's like ancient, 30 at least, and he's got the nerve to look right into my see-through Madonna lace outfit. And he winks. Oh, barf- ola. show more

  • Although it is not a great movie, it contains some moments when the audience is likely to think, yes, being 16 was exactly like that. show more

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  • March 05, 2011 LExclusifShoes
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    This simple but everlasting film has turned into a classic

  • March 05, 2011 suzanaboutaeib
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    I think that it was one of the best movies in the 1980's. molly played in alot of cool movies during this era. The 80's were the best. The music was rocking and us teen's have a lot of memories from that time. We look back at out goodtimes with friends and our proms and stuff. Hell, our styles are coming back too. !

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