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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 27 February 1987 (USA)
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When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.

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Howard Deutch

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... Keith Nelson
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Watts
Lea Thompson ... Amanda Jones
Craig Sheffer ... Hardy Jenns
John Ashton ... Cliff Nelson
Elias Koteas ... Skinhead
Molly Hagan ... Shayne
Maddie Corman ... Laura Nelson
Jane Elliot ... Carol Nelson
Candace Cameron Bure ... Cindy Nelson (as Candace Cameron)
Chynna Phillips ... Mia
Scott Coffey ... Ray
Carmine Caridi ... Museum Guard
Lee Garlington ... Gym Instructor
Laura Leigh Hughes ... Holly
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Storyline

A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Before they could stand together, they had to stand alone.

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Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Some Kinda Wonderful See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,486,701, 1 March 1987

Gross USA:

$18,553,948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,553,948
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the extras in the film that play the "bad kids" in the detention scene, and around campus, weren't thugs at all. They were football players from the various high schools in the area. They were chosen mostly because they could tower over the actors and actresses, and look menacing. See more »

Goofs

When Watts is shooting craps with the off-duty waiters behind the restaurant, as she counts out the money to place her next bet she's holding a cigarette in her left hand. In the next shot, her cigarette is in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

[referring to Watts driving them on their date]
Amanda Jones: So, do you always bring an extra girl when you go out?
Keith: Well, I like to cover my bets.
Amanda Jones: That's very cute. I'll have to remember that.
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Alternate Versions

UK theatrical version was cut (ca. 3 sec) to secure a 'PG' rating. Uncut version was released on video with a '15' rating. In 2002 the film was resubmitted to the BBFC and rated '12'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in He's Just Not That Into You (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hardest Walk
Written by Jim Reid (as James Reid) & William Reid
Performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain (as The Jesus and Mary Chain)
Produced by Stephen Hague
Courtesy of Blanco y Negro/WEA Records Ltd.
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an intelligent teen comedy/romance
18 November 2000 | by goya-4See all my reviews

Mary stuart Masterson plays a girl who has a crush on Eric Stoltz who has been friends with her for a long time but she never has told her feelings. When Stoltz starts hanging around with the rich crowd and falls for the snobby beauty queen Lea Thomson Masterson fears she may lose him. A well scripted comedy romance drama slice of life that John Hughes does right every now and then. on a scale of one to ten..8


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