* StarMakingRole: For Creator/JamesSpader
* 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.