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PG| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
With the occasion all but overshadowed by her sister's upcoming wedding, angst-ridden Samantha (Molly Ringwald) faces her 16th birthday with typical adolescent dread. Samantha pines for studly older boy Jake (Michael Schoeffling), but worries that her chastity will be a turnoff for the popular senior. Meanwhile, Samantha must constantly rebuff the affections of nerdy Ted (Anthony Michael Hall), the only boy in the school, unfortunately, who seems to take an interest in her.

Cast: Molly Ringwald , Anthony Michael Hall , Michael Schoeffling , Paul Dooley , Justin Henry , Gedde Watanabe , Blanche Baker , Carlin Glynn

Director: John Hughes

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Universal Pictures

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Release Date: May 4th, 1984|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a fresh and cheerful movie with a goofy sense of humor and a good ear for how teenagers talk. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    The premise is ordinary, but the film is distinguished by funny gags and excellent performances by Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Screenwriter John Hughes, making his directing debut, is at his best when he empathizes with the sensitivity in the ugly-duckling Ringwald and Hall characters. [04 May 1984] show more

  • May 02, 2014 MyLadyAlexis
    Report This User

    One the best summer romance movies of it's time. Luv Molly Ringwold.

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