Sign In. Edit Sixteen Candles Samantha Justin Henry Mike Baker Michael Schoeffling Jake Haviland Morris Caroline Gedde Watanabe Geek Paul Dooley Jim Baker Carlin Glynn
Watch the video. A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy. Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that. Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down. A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college. A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. An outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other.
We know, we know— Sixteen Candles, while a classic, does not take place in L. Psych yourself up for the screening with this list of little-known facts, and make sure to buy your tickets now. And Michael Shoeffling did not kiss me during the audition—Viggo Mortensen did. He made me weak in the knees. The director reportedly put her image up over his desk and wrote the first draft of Sixteen Candles in one weekend. Sixteen Candles was the first feature that Hughes wrote and directed. Cusack, along with his sister Joan who plays the nerdy girl in a neck brace , grew up in Evanston, Illinois, only miles from where the movie was shot. Watanabe, who played exchange student Long Duk Dong, was years-old at the time of filming. The plate number reads , a seemingly random string of digits.
It was written and directed by John Hughes. In , high school sophomore Samantha "Sam" Baker is hopeful her 16th birthday is the beginning of a great new year, but is shocked when her family forgets because her older, vain sister Ginny is getting married the next day. Her frustration is compounded by the fact that her crush, senior Jake Ryan, has no idea how she feels. At school, she reveals her feelings about Jake in a "sex quiz" she tries to give her friend Randi which, unbeknownst to Sam, Jake intercepts. Meanwhile, Jake asks his friend Rock about Sam, having noticed her looking at him in their independent study class. Rock dismisses her as an immature child, but Jake says he is frustrated by his girlfriend Caroline's partying ways. On the bus ride home, geeky freshman Ted, who has a crush on Sam, repeatedly flirts with her only to have Sam reject him.