History Film / SixteenCandles

16th Nov '17 2:03:29 PM SorPepita
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* TitledAfterTheSong: "16 Candles", by Music/TheCrests. A cover was recorded by Music/StrayCats for the film.

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* TitledAfterTheSong: "16 Candles", by Music/TheCrests.The Crests. A cover was recorded by Music/StrayCats for the film.
30th May '17 4:34:27 PM AnonymousBosch
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23rd Jan '17 12:43:06 AM Mikeyfan93
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28th Sep '16 2:36:11 PM Aquila89
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** When Ted is driving the plastered Caroline home, he gets a glimpse of her panties. This reduces him to stunned incoherence.



** When Ted is driving the plastered Caroline home, he gets a glimpse of her panties. This reduces him to stunned incoherence.
22nd Aug '16 12:05:55 AM Mikeyfan93
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* ShoutOut: One of the cars owned by the Baker relatives has the license plate "V 58", a reference to Hughes' short story ''Vacation '58'', the basis of what would become ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation''.
6th Aug '16 10:37:39 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* ParentsAsPeople: Sam's parents do care about her, as they both give sincere apologies when they realize they forgot her birthday. It's just they are preoccupied with their older daughter Ginny's wedding and all of their relatives visiting with them.
30th Apr '16 1:52:19 AM Mdumas43073
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-->''"I don't believe it: They fucking forgot my birthday."''
-->--'''Samantha Baker.'''

''Sixteen Candles'' is a 1984 film written and directed by Creator/JohnHughes, the first of his teen comedies. It stars Creator/MollyRingwald as Samantha "Sam" Baker, a girl facing numerous emotional challenges on her sixteenth birthday. Her family, focused on the wedding of her older sister, Ginny, forgets her birthday; she's in love with senior Jake Ryan, who she thinks doesn't know she exists; and she's pursued by a geeky freshman, Ted (Anthony Michael Hall).

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-->''"I ->''"I don't believe it: They fucking forgot my birthday."''
-->--'''Samantha Baker.'''

-->-- '''Samantha Baker'''

''Sixteen Candles'' is a 1984 film written and directed by Creator/JohnHughes, the first of his teen comedies. It stars

Creator/MollyRingwald stars as Samantha "Sam" Baker, a girl facing numerous emotional challenges on her sixteenth birthday. Her family, focused on the wedding of her older sister, Ginny, forgets her birthday; she's in love with senior Jake Ryan, who she thinks doesn't know she exists; and she's pursued by a geeky freshman, Ted (Anthony Michael Hall).
18th Feb '16 3:15:06 AM Aquila89
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* NoAntagonist: The conflicts from the movie stem from misunderstandings. The characters are flawed: Ted sexually harasses people, and Jake ignores his girlfriend Caroline in favour of Sam and dumps her with Ted while she's blind drunk, but nobody is entirely unsympathetic. Even Caroline, the RomanticFalseLead, isn't malicious, just angry at Jake for ignoring her.

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* NoAntagonist: The conflicts from the movie stem from misunderstandings. The characters are all flawed: Sam's parents forget her birthday, Ted sexually harasses people, and Jake ignores his girlfriend Caroline in favour of Sam and dumps her with Ted while she's blind drunk, but nobody is entirely unsympathetic. Even Caroline, the RomanticFalseLead, isn't malicious, just angry at Jake for ignoring her.
18th Feb '16 1:11:27 AM Solle
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* BettyAndVeronica: Jake Ryan is dating the reckless Caroline (Veronica) but spends most of the movie trying to hook up with sweet Sam (Betty).

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* BettyAndVeronica: Jake Ryan is dating the reckless Caroline (Veronica) but spends most of the movie trying to hook up with sweet Sam (Betty).(Betty). On the other hand, we only see Caroline for two days, in which she has to cope with her boyfriend completely ignoring her. Whereas Sam spends that time pining for someone who's already taken, and gives her underwear to a mean boy she's only just met... so it's really up to the viewer to decide who's the Betty and who's the Veronica.



* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Caroline is far beyond the point of consent when she has sex with Ted.

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* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Caroline is far beyond the point of consent when she has sex with Ted.Ted, and may not even realise he's not Jake.



* FunnyForeigner: Long Duk Dong uses broken English and malapropisms common for someone learning a language. He also bows to people sometimes.

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* FunnyForeigner: Long Duk Dong uses broken English and malapropisms common for someone learning a language. He also bows to people sometimes. He's also accompanied by a gong sound wherever he goes.



* NoAntagonist: The conflicts from the movie stem from misunderstandings. The characters are flawed: Ted sexually harasses people, and Jake ignores his girlfriend Caroline in favour of Sam and dumps her with Ted while she's blind drunk, but nobody is entirely unsympathetic. Even Caroline, the RomanticFalseLead, isn't malicious, just inconsiderate.

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* NoAntagonist: The conflicts from the movie stem from misunderstandings. The characters are flawed: Ted sexually harasses people, and Jake ignores his girlfriend Caroline in favour of Sam and dumps her with Ted while she's blind drunk, but nobody is entirely unsympathetic. Even Caroline, the RomanticFalseLead, isn't malicious, just inconsiderate.angry at Jake for ignoring her.
15th Feb '16 3:58:36 AM Aquila89
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* NoAntagonist: The characters are flawed: Ted sexually harasses people, and Jake ignores his girlfriend Caroline in favour of Sam and dumps her with Ted while she's blind drunk, but nobody is entirely unsympathetic. Even Caroline, the RomanticFalseLead, isn't malicious, just inconsiderate.

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* NoAntagonist: The conflicts from the movie stem from misunderstandings. The characters are flawed: Ted sexually harasses people, and Jake ignores his girlfriend Caroline in favour of Sam and dumps her with Ted while she's blind drunk, but nobody is entirely unsympathetic. Even Caroline, the RomanticFalseLead, isn't malicious, just inconsiderate.
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