History Trivia / PrettyInPink

8th Jan '18 9:51:33 AM ClintEastwood
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* HostilityOnTheSet: In spite of their chemistry on-screen, Jon Cryer has stated that both Creator/MollyRingwald and Andrew [=McCarthy=] found him "irritating" from day one. Cryer, who describes himself as a "very outgoing person" believes his attitude was the reason he never got along with the very reserved Ringwald and [=McCarthy=].
* HeyItsThatPlace: The movie was filmed at the same Los Angeles high school, where ''Fiilm/{{Grease}}'' was made.
8th Jan '18 8:26:08 AM ClintEastwood
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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.
* 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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* AbilityOverAppearance: Blane was written to be a {{Hunk}} with a HeroicBuild. Molly Ringwald Creator/MollyRingwald 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.
* ActorAllusion: Annie Potts's Potts' character answers the phone at the record store, "Tracks, what do you want?" similar to how she did in ''Film/Ghostbusters1984''.



* 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.

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



* MethodActing: James Spader shocked everyone with just how heavily he got into the character of Steff.

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* MethodActing: James Spader Creator/JamesSpader shocked everyone with just how heavily he got into the character of Steff.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Test audiences didn't like the original ending where Andie and Duckie ended up together and preferred Andie to choose Blaine instead. Thus Kristy Swanson was cast to give Duckie someone to end up with.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Molly Ringwald was dating Dweezil Zappa, who plays Simon.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Test audiences didn't like the original ending where Andie and Duckie ended up together and preferred Andie to choose Blaine instead. Thus Kristy Swanson was cast to give Duckie someone to end up with.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Molly Ringwald Creator/MollyRingwald was dating Dweezil Zappa, who plays Simon.


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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Even by 1980s teen dramedy standards, this is pretty damn 80s. So much that if people showed up dressed like these people in a movie today, the audience would assume the characters were satirizing the 80s. There's also a lot of Duckie's dialogue (such as him saying "bogus" unironically).
15th Nov '17 8:53:02 PM PaulA
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Test audiences didn't like the original ending where Andie and Duckie ended up together and preferred Andie to choose Blaine instead. Thus Kristy Swanson was cast to give Duckie someone to end up with.
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.
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