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A teenage girl deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.

MPAA Rating PG

Status Released

Release Date 1984-05-04

Runtime 93 minutes

Budget $6.5m

Revenue $24m


TMDB 6.8


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sam_cordaro shared a tip "Better than Ridgemont high...a very cool movie!"

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kelli_Jean shared a tip "I love 80’s movies but couldn’t get into this one."

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amy_santi shared a tip "This Is An 80's Essential"

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angela_thompson_7114 shared a tip "I'm a huge fan of any John Hughes film"

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Cinnamon_ shared a tip "It was a little fast paced but I really liked it. I related a lot to Sam. The characters are really really likable."

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amethysta shared a tip "I have to watch this with my future soulmate"

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lemon_baardsen shared a tip "Awfully rapey and racist"

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taryn_smart shared a tip "A classic"

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rose_nash_4769 shared a tip "John Hughes was brilliant."

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mlhawkins shared a tip "🙌"

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jamie_mcguire shared a tip "One of my top ten movies of all time."

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piper_7167 shared a tip "This is my favorite move ever. I have watched it so many times and going to watch it so many more. #high_school"

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erika_goodmanson shared a tip "While I love this movie, it hasn’t aged well... with the racism, consent issues and degradation of women..."

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julie_cross_8558 shared a tip "I saw it a long time ago but I liked it, it was funny and entertaining."

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nicole_samuels shared a tip "Are you even human if you havent seen!"

lorna_lang shared a tip "This movie is definitely of its time, in that many of the themes and storylines are problematic through today's social lens."

kaitlyn_alderton shared a tip "A classic must watch"

grace_brooks_7175 shared a tip "It’s so good! A classic imo!"

angela_atherton shared a tip "Anything John Hughes really."

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billie_cobain shared a tip "I think my favorite part is the ending where she leans over the cake and kisses Jake Ryan. ❤ So cute!🥰"

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stephanie_peterman shared a tip ""They ******* forgot my birthday. Unbelievable!" - Sam, Molly Ringwald's character"

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colleen_scidmore shared a tip "One of my favorite movies of all time!"

teri_parke shared a tip "Favorite movie of my teens!!!!"

sterling_williams shared a tip "❤️ from my fav all time director RIP Mr Hughes, thank you for all you brought us from the best era ever! #80sForever"

megan_grzymala shared a tip "Classic"

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libertad_rodriguez_6911 shared a tip "it was okay, i mean i kinda liked it but the end was just wrong and kinda stupid lol"

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angie_garcia_9687 shared a tip "Its a little racist but hilarious and an 80s must see!"

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readingpaigelol shared a tip "loved this one!"

jamil_cantillo shared a tip "The dance"

susan_miyashiro shared a tip "Don't we all want a Jake as a boyfriend?"

laura_mccrone shared a tip "Married? Yes, married!"

lily_dotson shared a tip "cute and lightweight movie"

joshua_cole_9397 shared a tip "One of my all time favorites"

pete_zifnakis shared a tip "Classic, some people said i used to look like Jake (used to!)."

elle_laidlaw shared a tip "#cultclassic for a reason"

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sajah_kuderman shared a tip "liked initially, but i find it virtually impossible to watch now."

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kristen_rivera shared a tip "One of my favorite movies if my past."

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colleen_lyons-cubides shared a tip "Long Duck Dong he is the best"

casey_heenan_spino shared a tip "Love John Hughes as much as Jake Ryan"

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sofiareynoso shared a tip "classic 80s movie that definitely lives up to its name"

alisa_trotter shared a tip "This was my absolute favorite movie when I was in high school! I still love it."

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bri_deopere shared a tip "My favorite movie of all time!"

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megan_bryant_9794 shared a tip "Hi! What happened to the messaging feature on here? I came by the message you and can't find the option now!"

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mel_clapp shared a tip "Great movie, a blast from the past."

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ackerm6n shared a tip "my fav movie ever"

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amy_lourenco shared a tip "Love this movie! In retrospect, some of the story is wrong, but still a great flick"

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jay_walking shared a tip "♥️♥️♥️ One of my top 10 movie favorites"

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patty_goodwin shared a tip "Lol “the Donger needs food”"

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ines_bachelot shared a tip "The last scene on the table is memorable, iconic..."

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alex_angelica shared a tip "This is one of those movies that explaines why I am the why I am."

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stacey_mulligan shared a tip "Greatest 80’s movie"

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audrey_erickson shared a tip "you’re welcome bestie"

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ZUFO shared a tip "loved this"

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alexis_ryanna shared a tip "Sorry, just now seeing this comment. I really like “The Breakfast Club” too!"

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naliiii shared a tip "A classic. It may be old but still good."

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steve_adams_1472 shared a tip "Long Duck Dong steals the show, sexy girlfriend"

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christina_mcerlain shared a tip "I like this movie because it’s really cute and I love the cast"

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melissa_stroud_6687 shared a tip "I have watched this hundreds of times."

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kristin_speth shared a tip "One of my favs."

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tauntie shared a tip "One of my favs!"

clara_doroh shared a tip "One of my favorites, oldie but goodie"

leslie_garcia_1552 shared a tip "Literally on my list of favorite movies of all time"

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anna_blackwood_3714 shared a tip "Loved growing up"

pamela_maceachern shared a tip "Still love this movie after all this time!!!"

claire_young shared a tip "coming of age movie"

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Ria_7621 shared a tip "Love it!"

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stacy_ashmore shared a tip "Everyone needs to watch this movie. Pure 80’s"

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