History Trivia / PrettyInPink

18th Jun '17 8:13:33 PM jormis29
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** Creator/JodieFoster turned down the role of Andie. Tatum O'Neal, Lori Loughlin, Diane Lane, Creator/SarahJessicaParker and Brooke Shields were also considered.

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** Creator/JodieFoster turned down the role of Andie. Tatum O'Neal, Lori Loughlin, Diane Lane, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/SarahJessicaParker and Brooke Shields were also considered.
30th May '17 11:24:44 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* BreakthroughHit: ''Left of Center'' by Creator/SuzanneVega. She launched her songwriter career at the same time (and the video shows some traces of Ringwalds clothing and hairstyle).

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* BreakthroughHit: ''Left of Center'' by Creator/SuzanneVega. She launched her songwriter career at the same time (and the video shows some traces of Ringwalds Ringwald´s clothing and hairstyle).
30th May '17 11:24:13 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* BreakthroughHit: ''Left of Center'' by Creator/SuzanneVega. She launched her songwriter career at the same time (and the video shows some traces of Ringwalds clothing and hairstyle).
8th Feb '17 6:00:29 PM Mikeyfan93
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* ActorAllusion: Annie Potts's character answers the phone at the record store, "Tracks, what do you want?" similar to how she did in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}''.

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* ActorAllusion: Annie Potts's character answers the phone at the record store, "Tracks, what do you want?" similar to how she did in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}''.''Film/Ghostbusters1984''.
16th Jan '17 4:13:17 PM fearlessnikki
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Blane was written to be a {{Hunk}} with a HeroicBuild. Molly Ringwald however had a say in the casting and picked Andrew [=McCarthy=] due to his attitude - claiming he's the type of guy she would fall in love with.



* DawsonCasting: Averted. Molly Ringwald was seventeen, and turned eighteen when the film was released. Jon Cryer however was twenty, James Spader twenty-five, Kate Vernon twenty-four, Andrew [=McCarthy=] and Alexa Kenin twenty-three. Kristy Swanson however was a teenager.



* StarMakingRole: For Creator/JamesSpader.

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* MethodActing: James Spader shocked everyone with just how heavily he got into the character of Steff.
* RealitySubtext: Jon Cryer claims that he didn't get along with Andrew [=McCarthy=] or Molly Ringwald, lending subtext to his conflict over their relationship.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Molly Ringwald was dating Dweezil Zappa, who plays Simon.
* StarMakingRole: For Creator/JamesSpader.Creator/JamesSpader, and Jon Cryer.
24th Dec '16 7:48:00 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* ThoseTwoActors: Creator/JamesSpader and Andrew McCarthy would work together the following year in ''Film/LessThanZero'' and ''Film/{{Mannequin}}''.

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* ThoseTwoActors: Creator/JamesSpader and Andrew McCarthy [=McCarthy=] would work together the following year in ''Film/LessThanZero'' and ''Film/{{Mannequin}}''.
16th Oct '16 1:27:14 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* StarMakingRole: For Creator/JamesSpader

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* ActorAllusion: Annie Potts's character answers the phone at the record store, "Tracks, what do you want?" similar to how she did in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}''.
* ActorInspiredElement: Jon Cryer suggested "Try a Little Tenderness" by Music/OtisRedding for his dance. His original suggestion was "State of Shock" by Music/MickJagger and Music/MichaelJackson, but the filmmakers couldn't get the rights.
* InMemoriam: The movie is dedicated to Alexa Kenin and Bruce Weintraub. Kenin, who played Jena, was murdered in New York just before the movie was released. Set decorator/production designer Weintraub died of AIDS at age 33.
* StarMakingRole: For Creator/JamesSpaderCreator/JamesSpader.
* ThoseTwoActors: Creator/JamesSpader and Andrew McCarthy would work together the following year in ''Film/LessThanZero'' and ''Film/{{Mannequin}}''.
* ThrowItIn: When Duckie gets thrown into the girl's bathroom, he says regarding the tampon machine, "We don't have a candy machine in the boys' room". This was ad-libbed by Jon Cryer. He also ad-libbed the line, "His name is Blane? That's a major appliance, that's not a name".



** Creator/JodieFoster turned down the role of Andie. Creator/AnjelicaHuston and Creator/TraceyUllman were both considered for Iona.

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** Creator/JodieFoster turned down the role of Andie. Tatum O'Neal, Lori Loughlin, Diane Lane, Creator/SarahJessicaParker and Brooke Shields were also considered.
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Creator/AnjelicaHuston and Creator/TraceyUllman were both considered for Iona.



** Anthony Michael Hall turned down the role of Duckie, as he didn't want to get typecast.

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** Anthony Michael Hall turned down the role of Duckie, as he didn't want to get typecast. He also felt that the film was rehashing ''Film/SixteenCandles''.
** Creator/CharlieSheen auditioned for Blane.
** Creator/RobertDowneyJr. was almost cast as Duckie when the ending had Andie getting together with Duckie. Per Creator/MollyRingwald, this ending may have stuck if Downey won the role because he didn't give her the "brother vibe" Jon Cryer did.
16th Oct '16 11:26:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen : Creator/JodieFoster turned down the role of Andie. Anjelica Huston and Tracey Ullman were both considered for Iona.
** In a podcast interview, Molly Ringwald revealed that Jennifer Beals was set to replace her in the lead unless she didn't accept, but the director Howard Deutch eventually vetoed the idea.
* WordOfGay: Both Molly Ringwald and Jon Cryer have agreed that after high school, Duckie came out of the closet and is currently a HardGay, wearing no shirt and suspenders and attending Gay Pride events. Could be considered a mix of WordOfSaintPaul and WordOfDante, of course. Keep in mind, though, that John Hughes originally wanted Andie and Duckie to end up together, so this is not really WordOfGod.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen : WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Creator/JodieFoster turned down the role of Andie. Anjelica Huston Creator/AnjelicaHuston and Tracey Ullman Creator/TraceyUllman were both considered for Iona.
** In a podcast interview, Molly Ringwald Creator/MollyRingwald revealed that Jennifer Beals was set to replace her in the lead unless she didn't accept, but the director Howard Deutch eventually vetoed the idea.
** Anthony Michael Hall turned down the role of Duckie, as he didn't want to get typecast.
* WordOfGay: Both Molly Ringwald Creator/MollyRingwald and Jon Cryer Creator/JonCryer have agreed that after high school, Duckie came out of the closet and is currently a HardGay, wearing no shirt and suspenders and attending Gay Pride events. Could be considered a mix of WordOfSaintPaul and WordOfDante, of course. Keep in mind, though, that John Hughes Creator/JohnHughes originally wanted Andie and Duckie to end up together, so this is not really WordOfGod.
29th Apr '16 7:09:18 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** "And yes, that is the guy from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''." - [[Series/GilmoreGirls Lorelai Gilmore]].
** Gina Gershon has a small part as Benny's best friend, Trombley.
** Let's not forget the original Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer, Creator/KristySwanson, in a very small role.
** And Steff is played by James Spader, better known for playing a BunnyEarsLawyer alongside WilliamShatner in ''Series/BostonLegal''.
17th Feb '16 7:36:39 PM Dancedom
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen : Jodie Foster turned down the role of Andie. Anjelica Huston and Tracey Ullman were both considered for Iona.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen : Jodie Foster Creator/JodieFoster turned down the role of Andie. Anjelica Huston and Tracey Ullman were both considered for Iona.Iona.
** In a podcast interview, Molly Ringwald revealed that Jennifer Beals was set to replace her in the lead unless she didn't accept, but the director Howard Deutch eventually vetoed the idea.
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